• Every child has their own path to follow. We help them find it.

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.


By the time students graduate, they can identify, evaluate, and select the school where they will thrive intellectually, creatively, socially, and emotionally. The array of institutions where our students are accepted and where they matriculate reflects the individuality of each child.

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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 2024-25 school year.

    Boarding Schools
    Avon Old Farms
    Berkshire School*
    Blair Academy
    Brewster Academy
    Canterbury School
    Choate Rosemary Hall*
    Frederick Gunn School*
    Hill School
    Hotchkiss School
    Kent School
    Loomis Chaffee School
    Masters School*
    Millbrook School*
    Pomfret School
    Salisbury School
    St. Andrew’s School
    St. George’s School*
    St. Mark’s School
    Suffield Academy
    Tabor Academy
    Taft School
    Trinity Pawling School*
    Westminster School*

    Day Schools
    Archbishop Stepinac High School*
    Brunswick School*
    Ethical Culture Fieldston School
    Greens Farms Academy*
    Greenwich Academy*
    Greenwich Country Day School*
    Hackley School* 
    Harvey School*
    Iona Preparatory School*
    King School*
    Masters School*
    Peak School (CO)
    Rye Country Day School
    Sacred Heart Greenwich
    School of the Holy Child
    St. Luke’s School*
    Vail Mountain School (CO)
    *Indicates two or more students accepted
    Bold indicates all RCS applicants 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.

    Classes of 2020-24

    Boarding Schools
    Avon Old Farms*
    Berkshire School*
    Blair Academy*
    Canterbury School*
    Choate Rosemary Hall*
    Deerfield Academy*
    Episcopal High School
    Frederick Gunn School*
    Hotchkiss School*
    Kent School*
    Lawrenceville School*
    Loomis Chaffee School*
    Millbrook School*
    Miss Porter’s School*
    Northfield Mount Hermon School
    Phillips Academy Andover
    Phillips Exeter Academy
    Pomfret School*
    St. Andrew’s School
    St. George’s School*
    St. Mark’s School
    St. Paul’s School*
    Salisbury School
    Suffield Academy*
    Tabor Academy
    Taft School*
    Trinity Pawling School
    Westminster School*

    Day Schools
    Athens Academy (GA)
    Brunswick School*
    Carmel High School
    Ethical Culture Fieldston School*
    Fordham Preparatory School
    Fox Lane High School*
    Greens Farms Academy*
    Greenwich Academy*
    Greenwich Country Day School*
    Hackley School*
    Harvey School*
    Hopkins School*
    Iona Preparatory School*
    John Jay High School*
    Kennedy Catholic High School*
    King School*
    La Salle College Prep (CA)
    Masters School*
    New Canaan High School
    North Salem High School
    Ossining High School
    Peddie School 
    Rye Country Day School*
    Sacred Heart Greenwich*
    St. Luke’s School*
    School of the Holy Child - Rye*
    Sleepy Hollow High School*
    Somers High School
    Summit High School (CO)
    Yorktown High School

    *Two or more students attending

  • 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.

    The following is a selection of colleges and universities at which RCS students have matriculated in the last five years.

    American University*
    American University of Paris
    Barnard College*
    Bates College*
    Boston College*
    Boston University*
    Bowdoin College
    Brown University
    Bucknell University*
    Claremont McKenna College
    Colby College*
    Colgate University*
    College of Charleston*
    College of the Holy Cross*
    Colorado College*
    Columbia University*
    Cornell University*
    Denison University*
    Dickinson College*
    Duke University*
    Elon University*
    Emerson College
    Emory University
    George Washington University*
    Georgetown University*
    Gettysburg College
    Hamilton College
    Harvard College

    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Howard University
    Indiana University*
    Ithaca College*
    Johns Hopkins University
    Kenyon College*
    Lafayette College*
    Lehigh University*
    Marist College
    Marquette University
    Middlebury College*
    New York University*
    Northeastern University

    Northwestern University*
    Princeton University*
    San Diego State University
    Southern Methodist University*
    St. Lawrence University*
    Stanford University
    Syracuse University*
    Trinity College*
    Tufts University*
    Tulane University*
    Union College*
    University of California Berkeley
    University of California Santa Barbara
    University of Chicago*
    University of Colorado Boulder*
    University of Denver*
    University of Maryland
    University of Miami*
    University of Michigan
    University of Missouri
    University of North Carolina*
    University of Notre Dame*
    University of Oxford
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Rhode Island
    University of Richmond*
    University of Southern California*
    University of St Andrews Scotland*
    University of Tampa*
    University of Texas
    University of Vermont*
    University of Virginia*
    University of Wisconsin*
    Vanderbilt University
    Villanova University*
    Virginia Tech
    Wake Forest University*
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Washington and Lee University*
    William & Mary
    Yale University*


Placement Services

Whether your child is considering boarding, public, or day school, a dedicated placement counselor will work with your family to help identify the right school(s) to match your student’s strengths, weaknesses, and areas of interest while complementing the vision, dreams, and plans you have for your child.

Meet the Placement Office

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  • Photo of Ridley Sperling

    Ridley Sperling 

    Director of Secondary School Placement, Co-Director of DEIB
  • Photo of Hope Mihailovich

    Hope Mihailovich 

    Front Office Associate, Service Learning Coordinator, Secondary School Placement Associate

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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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