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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
3 Cedar Street
Rye, NY 10580
Telephone
(914) 967-1417

Applying

Application Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$45,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid
$40,101
From Rye Country Day School

The purpose of an RCDS education is to provide students with the experiences they need to uncover their maximum potential so that they can contribute most meaningfully to the world. Our commitments to academic rigor, personal development, and a strong community based on integrity and service to others extend back to our founding in 1869. From 2015–2019, the top five college matriculation choices were Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Harvard University, and Duke University.

Our Core Values:

R - RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY
C – COMMITMENT TO PERSONAL & ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
D – DIVERSITY WITHIN AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
S – SERVICE

Rye Country Day School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1400
99 responses
Average ACT
33
68 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Wildcat Weekend/Homecoming
    47%
  • Prom
    26%
  • Arts Festival and International Fair
    11%
  • Oobie Awards
    11%
  • Fundraiser
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    924
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    71%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
    Poll
    79%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    88%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $172,422
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,137
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $1,094,500
    National
    $184,700

    Rye Country Day School Reviews

    86 reviews
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    I transitioned from a rigorous private school in UK or RCDS. Transition has was wonderfully smooth and incredibly easy. Academics are top notch and rigorous- on-par with UK standard of rigour. I’m so glad I studied here. A warm metropolis is how I remember RCDS to be. A great place. Wonderful and supportive teachers. The headmaster was excellent and made sure the school was run like a finely tuned machine but a warm kind machine!
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    My school embodies a safe network of officials, teachers, and student body that enables a comfortable learning environment. I was very fortunate to have universal access to the resources, opportunities, and networks that my school has to offer and for any student, it really is just a means of showing interest and working for something in order to get an awesome opportunity. Of course, qualities such as the rigor of the curriculum, the effectiveness of the teachers, the pace of the environment, and the energy of the students in the classroom really establish a sense of preparedness for college and university. I would characterize the community at rye country day involved by hosting many spirit events, inviting art performers once a year, being active in involving neighboring towns with support services.I have formed close relationships with some teachers that goes beyond academic means and have supported me mentally and emotionally.
    Amazing attention to students from teachers! Great opportunities for students to engage in research and build a portfolio of personal accomplishments. I loved my time at RCDS and would recommend it to anyone.