Centrally located in historic Bedford, New York students travel from Westchester, Fairfield, and Putnam counties to attend Rippowam Cisqua School. RCS is just a few minutes from I-684 and the Saw Mill River Parkway making it easy for students to arrive by car, obtain local school district busing, or hop on the RCS bus.
New York state law requires that local school districts provide transportation to students living within 15 miles of a non-public school at no extra charge. Below are the New York school districts that bus students to and from RCS. Forms are typically due to your district by April 1 and must be submitted each year.*
For a modest fee, RCS provides morning and afternoon bus service to families who live in lower Westchester County and Stamford. The bus stops at convenient locations in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Harrison.

RCS is easy to get to by car. Directly off of Route 22, we’re just a few minutes from I-684 and the Saw Mill River Parkway. For those who need to balance work and family, our campus is close to three Metro-North Railroad stations and just a few miles from major business hubs like White Plains and Stamford.

Many parents share driving duties with one or more families. Carpooling provides convenience and flexibility, especially when juggling after school activities and sporting events. It’s also a great way for students to build meaningful friendships across grades. The Admissions Office is happy to pair you with a family.

School begins at 8:20 a.m. for all students in JPK-Grade 4 and at 8:10 a.m. for all students in Grades 5-9. Dismissal times vary by grade as follows:
Grade Mon.-Thurs. Dismissal Friday Dismissal
JPK 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
PK 2:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
SPK 2:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
Kindergarten 3:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
Grades 1-2 3:15 p.m. 12:10 p.m.
Grades 3-4 3:25 p.m. 12:20 p.m.
Grades 5-9 4:10 p.m. 12:50 p.m.
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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