Students in grades five through nine are required to play a sport each season allowing them to discover their likes, dislikes, strengths, and areas for improvement. Through team sports, students:

  • Develop their critical thinking skills
  • Learn when and how to lead and when to delegate
  • Discern when to take risks and when to be patient
  • Understand the importance of practice and perseverance
  • Cultivate school spirit and build camaraderie

13 Competitive Sports

Students have sports practice Monday through Thursday for approximately 70 minutes per day. They play on developmental, junior varsity, and varsity teams.

Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports
Cross Country Basketball Baseball
Field Hockey Ice Hockey Lacrosse
Flag Football Squash Softball
Soccer Tennis
Volleyball  Track & Field

Interscholastic athletics begin in fifth grade with an emphasis on participation and skill development so that students of all levels of ability and experience feel supported. Each season, students compete on an interscholastic team in the sport of their choice. All teams compete with other area independent schools.

Competitive varsity teams challenge athletes as they work toward taking their skills to the next level. Teams compete in the Fairchester Athletics League and non-league opponents. Through healthy competition, students learn discipline, focus, teamwork, and develop a love of the game. Upon graduating from RCS, athletes are prepared and confident to tackle the next level of competition as they move on to secondary school.

Meet the Athletics Director

Vincent Kwarula
 is the Athletics Director and Boys Varsity Soccer coach. At RCS, Vincent is responsible for nurturing student-athletes and building a robust health and fitness program that teaches students’ teamwork, dedication, and good sportsmanship. These are qualities that Vincent has practiced for the past twenty years as a player and coach on the college, high school, and youth club level.

Vincent has many accolades to his name. He played in two World Cup games on the Kenya National team, where he also served as Captain. He won two NAIA Championships and was nominated for the 1999 All-American team while attending Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky. He was selected the Defensive Player of the Year for the Northeast Division while playing Div II and earning his bachelor’s degree at Southern Connecticut State University. Vincent continued his education at Manhattanville College where he earned his Masters in Teaching. Off the soccer field, Vincent is President of the Kwarula Society for Kenya Education (KSKE). KSKE was founded to advance children’s education and provide access to clean water and electricity. Vincent’s professional experience, long-standing reputation in the community, and genuine ability to connect with students helps to develop confident and engaged athletes willing to go the distance for RCS. 

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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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