Why Parents Choose RCS

Imagine what your child can achieve when given the space to dream, to do — to dare to be true.
We created an innovative program designed to develop a growth mindset. Our immersive and experiential curriculum deepens learning, and strong student/teacher bonds help students thrive. As a PreKindergarten through Grade 9 school, RCS is uniquely suited to challenge and nurture students through these critical wonder years. 

At RCS, students develop the social, emotional, and intellectual skills young minds need to embrace new ideas, overcome challenges, and confidently problem-solve. Upon graduation, RippKids are uniquely prepared to chart their own paths as independent thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged leaders.

RippKids can go anywhere from here.

Times have changed. Your child needs a school that can keep up.
Independent. Creative. Confident. That’s how RippKids leave Rippowam Cisqua School. It is our mission, and we deliver every time. Our students consistently rise to the top, which is reflected in their high rate of admissions to their first-choice schools, and their ongoing commitment as active, enthusiastic, and supportive alumni.

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  • Where RCS Students Are Accepted for Secondary School

    Our students are evaluated alongside a remarkably talented pool of applicants from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for independent day schools, and alongside an equally impressive global pool for boarding schools. After visiting schools during the admissions season, students often apply to multiple schools to maximize their options. The list below represents the secondary schools to which our students have gained admission for the 2019-20 school year.

    Boarding Schools

    Avon Old Farms*
    Berkshire School*
    Blair Academy*
    Canterbury School*
    Cheshire Academy
    Emma Willard School*
    Episcopal High School
    Ethel Walker School
    Hill School*
    Hopkins School
    Hotchkiss School*
    Kent School*
    Lawrenceville School*
    Loomis Chaffee School*
    Mercersburg Academy (PA)
    Millbrook School*
    Milton Academy
    Miss Porter’s School*
    Northfield Mount Hermon School*
    Peddie School*
    Phillips Exeter Academy
    Portsmouth Abbey School
    St. Andrew’s School (DE)
    St. George’s School*
    St. Paul’s School
    Suffield Academy*
    Taft School*
    Thacher School (CA)
    Trinity Pawling School*
    Westminster School*

    Day Schools

    Archbishop Stepinac High School
    Brunswick School
    Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
    Fordham Preparatory School 
    Greens Farms Academy*
    Greenwich Academy*
    Greenwich Country Day School* (High School)
    Hackley School*
    Harvey School*
    Kennedy Catholic 
    King School*
    Masters School*
    Rye Country Day School*
    Sacred Heart Greenwich  
    School of the Holy Child*
    St. Luke’s School*
    Wooster School
    * Two or more students accepted

  • Where RCS Students Matriculate for Secondary School

    Where students ultimately choose to go is as varied as their individual personalities. Some choose their local public school while others choose to travel across the country to attend special interest schools that help them hone skills like horseback riding, tennis, or skiing. Below is a list of schools where students have matriculated over the past five years.


  • Where RCS Students Go to College

    The skills students learn at RCS last a lifetime. Alumni often credit their experiences at RCS as a key influencer in choosing a college. As high school seniors applying to college, RCS students have a distinct advantage over some of their peers as they experienced a similarly self-reflective and complex application process when they applied to secondary schools. Moreover, they often refer to their RCS coursework in their college essays and interviews, and they can count on RCS teachers for advice, written recommendations or general support as they continue their education.

Rippowam Cisqua School
439 Cantitoe Street 
Bedford, NY 10506
phone: (914) 244-1250
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK-Grade 9 independent day school in Westchester County, New York. RCS offers challenging academics built on innovation, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, wellness, leadership, service learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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