Welcome to Rye Country Day!
We are pleased you are considering us for
your child's early childhood education. Please take a moment to
visit our web site to find out if our program is right for your
child. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about
our schools. We invite you to call our central office at (603)
964-4066 to schedule an appointment to visit our school.
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Katherine Hodgeman, owner and director of Rye Country Day
School, has been offering quality early childhood education to
the Seacoast Community for 36 years. Kathy opened her first
school, Sunshine and Buttercups, on Central Road in Rye in 1974.
As the needs of the community grew, Kathy opened Rye Country Day
School at 1245 Washington Road, Rye, in 1992, operating both
schools until 2004 when they integrated together into one
facility at Washington Road in Rye. Rye Country Day School has
been accredited by the National Association for the Education of
Young children since 1997.
Built on four acres of meadow land, this spacious building
houses several classrooms which are both self contained and
fully integrated, providing an expansive and creative
At Rye Country Day School children will enjoy active play areas
both indoors and out. Bright and cheerful play structures sit on
an open expanse of field. Wooded areas nearby promise guided
nature exploration. Indoors, the large, carpeted recreation room
is a welcome addition especially in inclement weather. Here
children will participate in active indoor play, movement, art,
music and dance.
At Rye Country Day School, children, parents, and teachers enjoy
the pleasure of playing, working, communicating, problem
solving, serving, exploring, inventing, and building a stronger
community. Together we strive to make sense of our world and
discover ways we can contribute to make it better with respect,
acceptance, and friendship.
At Rye Country Day we provide a
learning community for children and adults: a place where
children are valued for their ability to do meaningful work,
their wonder and curiosity, their perspectives, and their
ability to play; a place where families are valued for their
bonds and traditions, their commitment to work, home, and
community, and their dreams for their children; a place where
staff are valued for their vision, their delight in children,
their skill, heart, and knowledge, a commitment to families, and
an ability to play. We cherish what we learn from each other.
MISSION, VISION and PHILOSOPHY:
(Read our Complete Mission, Vision
and Philosophy Here)
To provide excellence in family focused Early Childhood
To facilitate the growth and development of each child while
building a community of learners: Teachers, Children, Parents,
To develop a strong administrative staff that will continue to
inspire excellence and encourage teachers to take risks as they
grow in their knowledge of the young child. They will provide
opportunities for teachers to collaborate with other early
To develop a cohesive team that continues to grow in their
knowledge and understanding of young children. A collaborative
team that strives to bring the best in early childhood education
to children and their families.
To focus on communications between school and home. To provide
opportunities for parents to be active participants so they
become an intricate part of their child's education. To commit
to family education so parents will have the tools to become
strong advocates for their children.
To continue our community outreach by offering workshops for
parents and teachers, providing opportunities for community
service, maintaining open communication with area schools,
growing in our model of inclusion and hosting events for
(Our Center is accredited by the National Association for the
Education of Young Children)