RCDS is connected to the world. An enrollment of nearly 850 students comes from more than 40 school districts, thoroughout Westchester County, Fairfield County, the Bronx, and Manhattan. Coeducational since 1921, today's student body is multicuturally and socioeconomically diverse. A well-defined code of conduct emphasizes respect for others, the importance of service, and academic integrity.
Every aspect of community and academic life at RCDS is designed around the student. The campus is lively and stimulating. Teachers, administrators, and parents are all active on campus, giving students a sense of well-being and connectedness. Healthy activity and intellectual fellowship create a thriving community where knowledge and self-discovery are both the challenge and the reward.
At the core of the RCDS community is a commitment to diversity – Rye Country Day is a school that acts consciously and deliberately in order to create an inclusive community. Visit Diversity page.
The Rye Country Day motto, “Not for Self, but for Service,” means that community life doesn’t end at the boundaries of campus. RCDS is active in the local community, its students volunteering for a variety of service projects, from supporting local sustainability efforts, to promoting food drives, to sharing our facilities with local arts and athletics events. Learn more about Community Service.
RCDS makes a strong, conscious commitment to being good stewards of the world and its resources. RCDS has a commitment to fostering sustainable practices across all divisions by providing programs and projects that address conservation of resources, waste reduction and recycling, pollution prevention, and reliance on renewable resources. The school promotes awareness of the moral responsibility required of us as citizens of the planet. Visit Sustainability page.
All parents and guardians are welcomed as members of the RCDS Auxiliary, the volunteer parents organization. The Auxiliary is dedicated to promoting a sense of community, facilitating communication between the school and its families, and, through social events and other programs, raising funds for faculty professional development and various special projects. Visit Auxiliary page.
Our parents (and even grandparents) are an integral part of our community. Parents volunteer in classrooms, organize the popular book drives, and both organize and participate in community events like Wildcat Weekend, Community Weekend/Spring Arts Festival, and our annual Festival Chorus.
Students’ connections to RCDS don’t end at graduation. Alumni visit the school often to reconnect with each other and to share information from their areas of expertise with students – speaking to us about everything from poetry to clean energy. Visit Alumni Section