• We are now welcoming applications for students entering PreKindergarten through Grade 9.

We appreciate the time and attention our families give to finding the best educational environment for their children. Visits and interviews help families learn more about the program and provide a unique opportunity for us to get to know your family. The Admissions team is always available to offer guidance or answer any questions you may have along the way.

We encourage you to start the process early, so you have ample time to schedule school visits, assessment appointments, and interviews, and to consult with our expert team of Admissions professionals as you go through the application process.

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Virtual or On-Campus Visit Experience

    Private Tours
    Please email admissions@rcsny.org to schedule a private virtual or in-person tour.

    Open Houses
    Please join us for our Fall Open House on October 18 at 9:15 a.m.. Email admissions@rcsny.org for more information and to RSVP.

  • Step 2: Apply Online

    Rippowam Cisqua accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO). 

    Create an 
    account online to complete the admissions application. Please note, you will be taken to the Enrollment Management Association's website to fill out the SAO.

    To apply for tuition assistance, complete your application using CLARITY.

    Priority applications are due by January 15, 2024. We accept applications after the priority deadline on a rolling basis. If you prefer a paper application, please email admissions@rcsny.org.

  • Step 3: Parent Interview

    This is your opportunity to share all the wonderful things only you know about your child and to ask us questions. The parent interview can be scheduled via zoom, phone call, or in person at your convenience. Email admissions@rcsny.org for more information.
  • Step 4: Child Assessment

    Initial screenings take place either in-person or via Zoom. After submitting an application, Early Childhood applicants (JPK, PK, SPK, and K) will be invited to attend a group playdate. The admissions office will work with you to schedule your child's visit. Email admissions@rcsny.org for more information.

  • Step 5: Entrance Exam (Grades 5-9)

    We typically require applicants to Grades 5-9 to submit ISEE or SSAT entrance exam scores. We will accept other standardized tests (such as state exams) which will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
    If you have already taken the ISEE or SSAT tests, please use the following code to grant us access to your child's scores.
    ISEE code is: 336190  
    SSAT code is: 6046
    Email admissions@rcsny.org for more information.

Important Dates

Virtual and in-person campus tours begin. Early Childhood (JPK, PK, SPK) applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Families will be notified once applications are completed.

Kindergarten through Grade 9 applications are due by January 15, 2025. After the priority deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your tuition assistance and admissions applications at the same time. 

Admissions will notify applicants of their decision by February 18, 2025. Students who apply after the priority deadline will be notified on a rolling basis after their application is completed as space allows.

On March 10, 2025, students formally accept their offer of admission and return their signed contract and deposit. 

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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