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.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedGifted
Year Founded1959

Student Body

Total Students124 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 28%
Students by GradeRockland Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, English, History, Statistics
Average SAT score1290
Average ACT score30
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,975
Tuition NotesVaries by grade $17,000 Pre-K, $27,000 Children's School, $31,500 Middle School, $34,500 Upper School
% on Financial Aid
43%
Average Financial Aid Grant$15,100
Acceptance Rate
64%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTricia Mayer

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Criminal Justice, E-Magazine, Golf, Improv, Percussion, Psychology, Skiing, Tennis

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Creative Writing, Mandarin, Organic Gardening

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Workshops, Ceramics, Chorus, Drama, Lego Club, Photography, Song Writing, Yearbook

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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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Rockland Country Day School is the best decision we made for our daughters education. The small class size and open communication with teachers and staff really allow my child to grow academically. RCDS provides music, art, even stem for the youngest of students throughout the week. My daughter really loves her school and has had flourished at RCDS.
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Rockland Country Day School has been an amazing fit for my son. The teachers support him in areas of need, and challenge him with individualized advanced academic work in areas of strength. The students and families are diverse - and the entire community embraces kindness, respect, understanding and teamwork. RCDS is an incredibly special place!!!
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RCDS has been an incredible experience for my son. He is fully supported, relaxed, happy and florishing. The teachers are excellent and the community is great. Great education. The best decision we made.
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