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Dear Prospective Families,

This newsletter contains links to our most recent videos introducing the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools, as well as some exciting recent news at RCDS.

Are you ready to take the next step in the application process? Please create an account and complete a new student application in our online application portal. Within 24 hours of submitting a new student application, a personalized checklist of admissions components and deadlines will appear in your portal.   
We know that applying to schools is not always easy, and your family may be dealing with multiple admissions processes at the same time. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We are always happy to talk, and we are here to help.

Best regards,
Matt Suzuki
Director of Admissions
Have you seen our new videos?
What's happening at RCDS? 
Headmaster Scott Nelson Interviewed
Suburbs 101 recently interviewed RCDS Headmaster Scott Nelson. Read the full interview here.
Author Sharon Draper Visits RCDS
After Middle School students concluded their division-wide read of Stella by Starlight, they were treated to a special visit from the book's award-winning and best-selling author, Sharon Draper. Read more.
RCDS Leadership Columns
Read reflections on citizenship from Lower School Principal Barbara Shea, Middle School Principal Meredith deChabert, Upper School Principal Jon Leef, and Director of Public Purpose Rebecca Drago. Browse the archive of RCDS leadership columns here.
Students Launch the Coalition of Differences
To foster open dialogue and diversity of thought, student Leaders in the Upper School created a new program to practice engaging across difference. Read more.
RCDS Offers Students Free Breakfast
RCDS recently announced that it will begin serving breakfast free of charge each morning for students in grades Grades 5 – 12. The launch of this free breakfast program was informed by data collected during last year's Independent School Health Check. Read more.
Science Teacher Joe Rue Receives a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award
Congratulations to Upper School Science Teacher Joe Rue on winning a University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes teachers who have "gone above and beyond the call of duty in their role as an educator." Read more.
Community Engagement Fellows Showcase their Projects
Congratulations to the 2019 Edward E. Ford Foundation Community Engagement Fellows on presenting their work at the annual fellowship symposium. View photos from the event.
Learn more about the fellowship here.
Recent Student Honors
Congratulations to Abhinav Kumar '20 on receiving the 2019 Rising Scientist Award from the Child Mind Institute, as well as several honors for his singing.

Congratulations to Jeffrey Tian '22 who was awarded a High Commendation For an Outstanding Submission to the John Locke Institute Essay Competition
Third Grade Students Learn about the United Nations from RCDS Parents
RCDS parents Kenji and Hanayo Nakano visited the third grade to give a presentation about the history of the United Nations. Read more.
138 Students Earn 2019 AP Scholar Awards
Rye Country Day School is proud to announce that 138 RCDS students were recognized by the College Board with Advanced Placement Scholar awards for their outstanding achievement on multiple college-level Advanced Placement Exams. Congratulations to all of our AP Scholars! View the full list of AP Scholars here.
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