The RCS campus is open and teaching is happening in person. The Admissions Office will continue to assist families in finding the right school for their child through our virtual visit experiences. We are also here to answer your questions and connect you with the RCS community in educational and interactive ways.

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 Visit Experience

    Our campus is open, however we are unable to host visitors. We still want to "show" you around our beautiful campus. 

    Please email to select a convenient date.

    We are hosting 2021-22 Virtual Open Houses: October 20 and November 9 @ 7p.m. Please email to receive the link to attend the event.
  • 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 FAST

    Priority applications are due by January 15, 2022. We accept applications after the priority deadline on a rolling basis. If you prefer a paper application, please email

  • 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 videoconference or phone call at your convenience.  
  • Step 4: Child Assessment

    While our campus is open, we will be meeting applicants with their parents via Zoom. 

    Early Childhood applicants (JPK, PK, SPK and K) we are scheduling outdoor group playdates, after submitting applications the admissions office will work with you to schedule your child's visit. 

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

    We typically require applicants to Grades 5-9 to submit ISEE or SSAT entrance exam scores. Due to the limited standardized testing now offered, 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

Important Dates

Virtual campus tours begin. Early Childhood (JPK, 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, 2022. 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, 2022. 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, 2022 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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