Rodeph Sholom School

10 West 84th Street,
New York, NY, 10024-0100
Tel: (646)438-8500
Rodeph Sholom School, a Reform Jewish day school, fosters intellectual curiosity through a challenging independent school academic program in nursery school through 8th Grade.
At the heart of RSS is a warm, vibrant community, where students are guided by Jewish knowledge, values and ethics to become self-confident and socially responsible leaders.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 606 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Rodeph Sholom School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 125 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 1
Tuition Notes Please contact our Admissions Office for grade-specific tuition information.
Admissions Director Erin Woodhams
Admissions Associate Leslie Silverstein


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Choir, Drama, Glee Club, Ice Hockey, Instrumental Music, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Visit our website for other After School and Summer Camp information Choir, Drama, Glee Club, Ice Hockey, Tennis, Instrumental Music,
Ultimate Frisbee,
Visit our website for other After School and Summer Camp information,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 12/06/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dwight School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Speyer Legacy School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Gregory The Great School (0.4 miles away)
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  • New York The Speyer Legacy School
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    Dwight School    
    291 Central Park W
    New York , NY , 10024
    0.2  mi  |  781  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
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    New York , NY , 10024
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    131 West 86th St. 9th floor
    New York , NY , 10024
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School Reviews

  • Recommended February 10, 2014 - Not only are all of our children incredibly happy with and appropriately challenged by their Rodeph Sholom School experiences to date, but we have found a community for our entire family. In looking at private schools in New York City, we very much wanted to give our children a top-tier academic program. At the same time, we were looking for a nurturing environment and a meaningful way to incorporate Jewish values and culture in their daily lives. RSS is truly unique in what it delivers--the academics are top notch, the reform Jewish education is the perfect fit for our family, and the school community in combination with Congregation Rodeph Sholom quickly has become the center of our family life. In addition, we know the N-8 structure will give them a rich and rewarding middle school experience. Having heard from many RSS alumni, we are confident RSS prepares students rigorously for high school and beyond, while giving them a base of friends and a community they can always come back to. We keep hearing that "Rodeph kids" are regarded at their next schools as leaders and the ones to go to for help with math among other subjects. For us, RSS is the best of all possible worlds--offering Jewish day school without sacrificing a top secular education and giving whole families a warm and committed community in New York City. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 24, 2014 - My children have been at RSS for 8 years and so far it''s been a fabulous experience. Not only are they getting an incredible education, but they are growing up to be mensche''s. The academics are rigorous but with a wonderful reform Jewish thread running through them. The community is especially tight-knit and supportive, coming together in good times and bad. Public speaking is instilled at a very young age and practiced in many different assignments year after year. Their love for Jewish Studies gives them a solid background in their lineage and a foundation they can build upon the rest of their lives. In Middle School the children are given the opportunity to shine and lead their peers, which is a fabulous learning tool for creating self-sufficient and confident children. We absolutely love the school and I know for a fact that my children wouldn''t be who they are without it. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 24, 2014 - We chose Rodeph Sholom for our third child after sending our older two children to an academically rigorous but not religious school because we realized that they were not getting what we considered an adequate Jewish education from Hebrew School alone (plus it made for a very long day). After considering all of NYC''s Jewish day schools, we decided on Rodeph because it was the one we felt offered the best secular academics in addition to a comprehensive Jewish education. Plus, being an interracial family, we wanted a school that felt like New York City, where our child would not be the odd one out. We have been very pleased by the academics and, as an added bonus, the music and PE programs are first rate (they don''t talk them up nearly enough). I would recommend Rodeph to any parent looking for a Jewish school with excellent secular subjects, too. - Posted by Parent

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