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Rye Country Day

(est. 1974)

Katherine Hodgeman, owner of Rye Country Day School, has been offering quality early childhood education to the Seacoast Community for over 40 years. Kathy opened her first school, Sunshine and Buttercups in 1974. As the needs of the community grew, Kathy opened Rye Country Day School in 1992.


Rye Country Day School has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young children since 1997.


Kinder Owl Program

By offering a combination class parents can have the option to watch the development of their child throughout the year and make an informed decision as their child moves forward. 


Want to learn more? Click here for all the program details.


Our Mission, Vision and Philosophy

To provide excellence in family focused Early Childhood Education.To facilitate the growth and development of each child while building a community of learners: Teachers, Children, Parents, Community.


Our Objectives


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 childhood professionals.



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 families.

Serving Seacoast Families Since 1974

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