Rockland Country Day School

  • RCDS focuses on an individualized approach to education for each of its students.
  • The Pre-K through Grade 12 curriculum offers a breadth and depth of academics, arts and inquiry, with multi-age classes and opportunities for mentorship and leadership across the grades.
  • Each student benefits from differentiated learning techniques and an exceptional college preparatory program.
  • The school offers financial aid to maintain its unique and diverse socioeconomic learning environment on its sprawling rural 20-acre campus near New York City.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Gifted
Year Founded 1959

Student Body

Total Students 124 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Rockland Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, English, History, Statistics
Average SAT score 1290
Average ACT score 30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $29,975
Tuition Notes Varies by grade $15,900 Pre-K, $23,885 Children's School, $27,610 Middle School, $29,975 Upper School
% on Financial Aid
43%
Average Financial Aid Grant $15,100
Acceptance Rate
64%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Tricia Mayer

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Workshops, Ceramics, Chess Club, Chorus, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Drama, E-Magazine, Golf, Improv, Lego Club, Mandarin, Organic Gardening, Percussion, Photography, Psychology, Skiing, Song Writing, Tennis, Yearbook Art Workshops, Ceramics, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama, E-Magazine, Golf, Improv, Lego Club, Mandarin, Percussion, Photography, Psychology, Skiing, Song Writing, Tennis, Yearbook, Creative Writing,
Criminal Justice,
Organic Gardening,

School Notes

  • This Pre-K through Grade 12 independent school is based on a humanistic approach to education where each students is approached as an individual. Located on a sprawling 20-acre campus, Rockland Country Day School students benefit from differentiated learning techniques, award-winning arts program and provides an exceptional college preparatory program. Financial aid is available.
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