Rye Country Day School

Cedar St, Rye, NY 10580

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Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory school in Rye, New York, dedicated to providing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. In a nurturing and supportive environment, we offer a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. We are actively committed to diversity. We expect and promote moral responsibility, and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full AddressCedar St, Rye, NY 10580
Year Established1869
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$21,350-34,600; estimated extras $590-2500
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded124
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$3,900,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades7-12
Advanced Placement CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, English, Environmental Science, European History, French, Latin, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government & Politics, US History
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Review. Driver Ed. Tuition Day $950-3400/crse. 6 weeks
Accredited ByMSA
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Fencing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football, Wrestling
Interscholastic Girls' SportsField Hockey, Softball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School98
Most Common Graduate DestinationsHarvard 8, Cornell 7, Brown 4, Boston U 4, Yale 3, Duke 3
Average Math SAT665
Average Critical Reading SAT663
Average Writing SAT685
Average ACT30


Applications DueDecember
Application Fee$75
New Students143
Percentage of Applicants Accepted26
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)80
Tests Used for AdmissionISEE, SSAT


AdministratorScott Alan Nelson
Administrator's TitleHeadmaster
In Office Since1993
Administrator's CredentialsAB, Brown Univ, MS, Fordham Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsMatthew Suzuki, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment883
Day Students883
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)495
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)388
Average Class Size13
Student-Faculty Ratio8:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty121
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)84
Male Teaching Faculty46
Female Teaching Faculty75
Faculty EthnicityWhite 87%, Latino 4%, African-American 4%, Asian 5%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage26
Buildings on Campus6
Facilities Value$61,000,000
Endowment Value$31,200,000
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