Rippowam Cisqua School
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Welcome from the Advancement Office
At Rippowam Cisqua School, we are extremely fortunate to enjoy a culture of philanthropy, providing us with the vital financial resources that every independent school needs to thrive and grow. Generations of parents, trustees, alumni, grandparents, and friends have contributed to our School with a generosity of spirit that humbles us.
Every year, the vast majority of our parents make donations to the Annual Fund, securing the financial cornerstone of the annual operating budget. Over $1.1 million dollars was raised for the 2011-12 Annual Fund, helping the School maintain its strong, innovative programs.
Grandparents and alumni supported the Annual Fund at record levels and 100% of our faculty and staff made contributions to last year’s Annual Fund, as did nearly 90% of our parent community. This support serves as a powerful testament to the depth of connection the community feels for the teaching and learning taking place at Rippowam Cisqua.
Every member of our Board of Trustees contributes freely of his or her time, expertise, and personal resources in support of our students. Though they often work behind the scenes, their leadership has fueled tremendous progress in curriculum, standardized test results, and secondary school placement.
In April of 2012, over 350 people gathered together for an evening of fun and fundraising through an Auction that was an extraordinary financial success, and an equally noteworthy community building event, due to the fact that over 80% of the parent community was involved in supporting this effort in some way. We are indebted to the tireless group of volunteers who donate that most valuable resource of all – time. Our community is strengthened and enhanced every day, and in every way, by their immeasurable efforts.
Equally as notable has been the RCS community's commitment to strengthening spaces for teaching and learning. During the spring of 2010, parents contributed over $1.9 million in commitments toward the design, renovation, and construction of an expanded elementary campus library and the eight classrooms on our middle school campus. Construction on these projects was completed on time in advance of the opening of school in the fall of 2011. Continued improvements to the physical plant on both campuses are a part of the School's Long Range Strategic Plan and more details will be shared with the community in the months ahead.
The RCS Alumni Association Board serves as a vibrant, active group of volunteers who have worked diligently to reconnect our alumni community in meaningful ways. Alumni and their families are invited back to campus for many activities and events, including class reunions and our Homecoming celebration.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all of these people, as well as to the many others not mentioned, for their invaluable support of Rippowam Cisqua School. RCS is a stronger, healthier, more energetic place for this involvement.
With sincere thanks,
Associate Head of School
A coeducational, independent country day school for students in grades PreKindergarten through Nine
Lower Campus: 325 West Patent Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 phone: (914) 244-1200 Upper Campus: 439 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY 10506 phone: (914) 244-1250