Rye Country Day School students are engaged, passionate learners. The School values and teaches kindness, critical thinking, understanding, strength of character, active citizenship, and service.
A co-educational, college preparatory school for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, RCDS provides an innovative and excellent education.
The challenging curriculum, delivered by dedicated teachers in small classes, stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through meaningful academic, athletic, and creative experiences in a nurturing, diverse, and inclusive environment.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 951 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $50,000
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Rye Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1869
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
951 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
43%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Rye Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
140 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
25 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1424
Average ACT score
32
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Pre-Kindergarten - $42,000 Kindergarten - Grade 3 - $43,500 Grade 4 - $43,750 Grades 5-6 - $45,000 Grades 7-8 - $47,000 Grades 9-12 - $50,000
% on Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$38,646
Acceptance Rate
25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Courtney Doucette
Admissions Associate
Morgan Fuerst
Endowment Size
$74.3 million

Sports

School Notes

Rye Country Day School is a co-educational, college preparatory school for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Dedicated to providing an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches, RCDS offers a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. The School is actively committed to diversity and inclusion. Since its founding, RCDS has been guided by the motto "Not for Self, but for Service," stressing the core belief in the potential of each student to have a positive, lasting impact.

RCDS students emerge from RCDS with strength of character, ready to engage in continuous learning, to show kindness and empathy, to adapt and thrive within a changing global context, to contribute meaningfully to their communities large and small, and to find joy and fulfillment in life. 
  • Character: RCDS students cultivate strength of character through the development of social and emotional intelligences, strong and positive moral compasses, and passionate and principled actions. 
  • Knowledge: RCDS students acquire and use knowledge in complex and meaningful ways. They transfer and apply their understandings beyond disciplines to address novel, real-world questions.
  • Skills: RCDS students practice skills and habits essential for wellness and success in college, in work, and in life, including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and adaptability.
  • Citizenship: RCDS students make a positive difference in the world as aware, engaged, and purpose-driven citizens.
Core Values:
R - RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY
C COMMITMENT TO PERSONAL & ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
D DIVERSITY WITHIN AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
S SERVICE

Recent Matriculation: 
RCDS students are guided through a college process that leads them to be accepted into and flourish in the college or university that is right for them. In the last five years, the top college matriculation choices were (number of matriculating students noted in parentheses): 
Cornell University (31)
University of Pennsylvania (28)
Harvard University (18)
New York University (16)
Northwestern University (16)
University of Chicago (16)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rye Country Day School cost?

Rye Country Day School's tuition is approximately $50,000 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Rye Country Day School?

The acceptance rate of Rye Country Day School is 25%, which is lower than the national average of 78%. Rye Country Day School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New York with low acceptance rates.

Does Rye Country Day School offer a summer program?

Yes, Rye Country Day School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Rye Country Day School offer?

Rye Country Day School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling. Rye Country Day School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New York for most sports offered.

What is Rye Country Day School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Rye Country Day School?

The application deadline for Rye Country Day School is Dec. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 951 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $50,000
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Westchester County, NY is $19,080 for elementary schools and $25,677 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Westchester County, NY is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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