The Rumson Country Day School

35 Bellevue Avenue,
Rumson, NJ, 07760-0776
     Tel: (732)842-0527
Grades: NS - 8 | 450 students
The Rumson Country Day School, founded in 1926 as an independent educational institution, seeks:
to provide students from all communities with a dynamic, challenging academic experience in a safe and supportive environment; 
to nourish academic excellence, individual and social responsibility, civic awareness, and leadership skills;
to inspire our graduates to become life-long learners able to thrive, contribute, and excel in a demanding secondary school environment and in today’s global society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1926
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Student Body

Total Students 450 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 9%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade The Rumson Country Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please see website for tuition information.
% on Financial Aid 9%
Average Financial Aid Grant $8,333
Acceptance Rate 60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kevin Nicholas
Admissions Associate Liz Scanlon

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Field HockeyFootball,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Friday Afternoon Activity Program, Lower School Drama Club, Upper School Drama Club Friday Afternoon Activity Program,
Lower School Drama Club,
Upper School Drama Club,

School Notes:

The Rumson Country Day School offers a traditional, academically-rich liberal arts curriculum. Grounded in the fundamentals of English, math, science, language, and history, it is enriched with a broad and varied program of music, visual arts, drama, athletics, and community service. Our teachers are well-educated, caring, and experienced; classes are small; and our school is a comfortable and exciting place to learn and grow. Our student body is divided into two distinct groups. The Lower School, which includes children in preschool through grade 4, lays the strong foundation on which each student's academic experience is built. It is also the place where children will establish the skills and enthusiasm for learning that will stay with them for a lifetime. Students are arranged in self-contained classrooms where the core subjects are taught by the homeroom teacher; specialists expose them to languages, the arts, and athletics. Our Upper School, which includes grades 5-8, offers a completely departmentalized curriculum, with specialized teachers in every subject area. As students mature, they develop independent responsibility for their academic work. Honors and regular courses are offered in many subjects and our course of study is designed to prepare our students for a rigorous secondary school environment. The RCDS experience is completely child-centered – with a positive approach. A student's day begins with a friendly greeting from our Headmaster at the door and may end with a good-bye hug from a preschool teacher or a pat on the back from a team coach. The words "Kind, Honest, Respectful, and Responsible" are posted all over the campus. Our rigorous academic schedule is carefully balanced with the creative arts, physical education, and sports; our teachers and students work and play hard together and our days are stimulating and full. A 7:1 student-teacher ratio ensures a personalized program and small classes allow teachers to form personal relationships with every student. Activities are designed to develop each child's sense of self-worth, to promote good character, and to encourage curiosity about our world. Our students develop their individual styles, discover new talents, and abilities, and build lasting friendships – all in a positive and caring atmosphere. As you walk through our hallways, you pass groups of friendly teachers and students and classrooms humming with activity. The mood is both purposeful and relaxed as everyone goes about their daily activities. We hope prospective families will call our Admissions Office to schedule a campus tour so they can experience this for themselves.

Profile last updated: 01/29/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Red Bank Catholic High School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Cross Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Smart Start Preschool (1.2 miles away)
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