Rye Country Day (est. 1974)

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. Our large, carpeted recreation room is a welcome addition especially in inclement weather. Here children participate in active indoor play, 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 help to make it better by modeling 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.


Rye Country Day is built on four acres of meadow land. This spacious building houses several classrooms which are both self contained and fully integrated, providing for an expansive and creative curriculum.


(Our Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children)


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Pre-K/Kindergarten Program

By offering a combination Pre-K/Kindergarten 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. 


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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.
(Read our Complete Mission, Vision and Philosophy Here) 


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.