Rippowam Cisqua School

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  • 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. RCS's new Upper Campus opening in September '17 includes a 2,460 square-foot library and media center, a 2,400 square-foot innovation center, two full-floor visual arts studios, amphitheater and performance spaces.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-9
Year Founded1917

Student Body

Total Students443 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeRippowam Cisqua School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(uniform for boys and girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / Jun. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies based on grade level
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions DirectorElizabeth Hallock
Admissions AssociateLori Adelsberg

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Field HockeyFootball,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Performing Arts, String Ensemble, Visual Arts, Winds Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ice Hockey, Ice Skating

School Notes

  • 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.
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