Rippowam Cisqua School

439 Cantitoe St PO Box 488,
Bedford, NY, 10506-0105
     Tel: (914)244-1200
Grades: PK - 9 | 506 students
RCS is a co-educational, independent country day school, which offers small classes and a dynamic program of academics, arts, and athletics.
Our focus is on critical thinking, personal excellence, and individual development.
Since 1917, RCS has provided an unparalleled educational experience for children in Grades PreK through Nine.
Teacher-student interaction is at the heart of the RCS educational program.
Our faculty encourages our students to believe in themselves, think independently, and explore their talents to the fullest, thus fostering a lifelong love of learning.
Recent graduates of RCS have gone on to matriculate at some of the finest secondary schools-- Andover, Brunswick, Choate, Exeter, Greenwich Academy, Hackley, and Rye Country Day; college and university matriculations include Brown, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, and Stanford.
The Lower Campus, PreK through Grade Four, is located in Mount Kisco, NY and the Upper Campus, Grades Five through Nine, is located in Bedford, NY.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 9
Learning Programs Supported Practice differentiated instruction
Year Founded 1917

Student Body

Total Students 506 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 101 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(uniform for boys and girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / May. 22
Admissions Director Elizabeth Carter
Admissions Associate Lori Adelsberg

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Montfort Academy (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Patrick's School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Canaan Ridge School (4.2 miles away)
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  • BedfordSt. Patrick's School
      (Roman Catholic)
    483 Old Post Rd
    BedfordNY10506
    (914)234-7914
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.2 mi | 162 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • StamfordThe Canaan Ridge School
    Montessori School
    2810 Long Ridge Road
    StamfordCT06903
    (203)322-7191
    Montessori School
    4.2 mi | 68 students | Gr. NS-4                      
  • KatonahMontfort Academy
    99 Valley Rd
    KatonahNY10536
    (914)767-0325
    4.2 mi | 38 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • KatonahThe Harvey School
    260 Jay St
    KatonahNY10536
    (914)232-3161
    4.4 mi | 336 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • StamfordThe Long Ridge School
    478 Erskine Road
    StamfordCT06903
    (203)322-7693
    5.2 mi | 124 students | Gr. NS-5                      

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