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 2020-21 school year.

    Boarding Schools
    Avon Old Farms
    Berkshire School*
    Blair Academy*
    Brewster Academy
    Canterbury School
    Choate Rosemary Hall School
    Gunnery School*
    Hotchkiss School*
    Kent School*
    Kimball Union Academy*
    Lawrenceville School*
    Loomis Chaffee School*
    Millbrook School*
    Northfield Mount Hermon
    Proctor Academy
    Rectory School
    Salisbury School*
    St. George’s School
    Suffield Academy*
    Taft School*
    Westminster School*
    Wooster School

    Day Schools
    Ethical Culture Fieldston School*
    Fordham Preparatory School
    Greens Farms Academy*
    Greenwich Academy*
    Greenwich Country Day School*
    Hackley School*
    Harvey School*
    Kennedy Catholic*
    King School*
    Masters School*
    Rye Country Day School*
    Sacred Heart Greenwich
    St. Luke’s 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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