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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.

  • School Tour


    To schedule a tour, please complete this 
    inquiry formcontact Lori Adelsberg at (914) 244-1205, or register for upcoming Admissions events

  • Apply Online


    Create an 
    account online to complete the admissions application. To apply for tuition assistance, complete your application using FAST

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

  • Parent Interview


    This is your opportunity to 
    share all the wonderful things only you know about your child and to ask us questionsThe Parent Interview can be scheduled on the same day as your child’s visit or at another time that works with your schedule.

  • Child Visit

     
    After we receive your application, you and your child will be invited back to campus.
     
    [PreK-K] Assessment & Observation: There are two assessments required of our applicants entering Junior PreKindergarten (JPK), Senior PreKindergarten (SPK) and Kindergarten. One is a 30-minute one-on-one Readiness Assessment with one of our teachers. The other is a 30-minute PlayGroup where the children are observed taking part in typical Early Childhood classroom activities. Your child will enjoy exploring our stimulating classrooms while engaging in academic play.

    [Grades 1-9] Classroom Visit: The classroom visit is a chance for us to get to know your child and for your child to experience a typical day at Rippowam Cisqua School. Your child will arrive as the day gets started and will be assigned a “buddy.” Your child will follow along with the day’s classroom schedule until mid-afternoon. During their visit, each child will have a one-on-one Student Readiness Assessment with one of our learning specialists.


  • Entrance Exam (Grades 5-9 only)


    For Grades 5-9, we require the ISEE or SSAT entrance exam for students applying to Grades 5-9. Check the ISEE or SSATwebsites to register your child. Use the following code to grant us access to your child’s scores.

    ISEE code is: 336190  
    SSAT code is: 6046

Required Forms

In addition to the application, the following forms are required. 

Important Dates


JANUARY
Priority applications are due by January 15. After the priority deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your tuition assistance and admissions applications at the same time. 

FEBRUARY
Admissions will notify applicants of their decision in February. Students who apply after the priority deadline will be notified on a rolling basis after their application is completed. 

MARCH
Students formally accept their offer of admission and return their signed contract and deposit. 

Lower Campus (PreK-Grade 4)
325 West Patent Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
phone: (914) 244-1200
Upper Campus (Grades 5-9)
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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