Affordability is different for everyone. We partner with families to make RCS accessible to well-deserving students.
Investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning, but we realize that the cost of tuition may be beyond the reach of many families. To make RCS more accessible, we strive to help families manage costs by offering an all-inclusive education and robust tuition assistance program.
Last year, we awarded over three million dollars to 40% of students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
Removing financial barriers helps us live our mission to create independent thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged leaders. If you believe RCS to be a good fit for your child, apply for tuition assistance.
Waivers for the $50 application fee and $2,000 enrollment deposit are available for families applying for tuition assistance. For an application fee waiver, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a personalized code.
All families with students in Junior PreKindergarten through Grade 9 are eligible for tuition assistance.
Last year, we awarded over $3 million to 40% of students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Tuition assistance grants are need-based and range from just a few thousand dollars to significantly more. Grants are awarded based on demonstrated need each year and do not have to be repaid.
All new applicants interested in tuition assistance should complete a confidential application for tuition assistance, along with their admissions application. The deadline for returning families is February 1 each year. If your financial situation significantly changes, RCS will work to accommodate your family's needs.
In recognition of the countless selfless sacrifices and risks that First Responders take every day to better the lives of the people in the communities that they serve, we have established the First Responder Grant, valued at $10,000.
Grants for Kindergarten through Grade 9 are awarded to dependents of New York or Connecticut residents employed as law enforcement officers, full-time or volunteer firefighters, state correction employees, and emergency medical technicians.
There is no special application for the First Responder Grant. You will automatically receive a $10,000 reduction in tuition each year for each enrolled child. Acceptance of the First Responder Grant does not eliminate a family from consideration for need-based assistance. You may also apply for additional tuition assistance.
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.