September 13 – This favorite Ripp tradition brings partners from both campuses together for not only games, relays, and races, but also a Creation Station for a little artistic expression and (new!) yoga in the Pole Barn (led by Grade 6 humanities teacher and Upper Campus Wellness Director Katrina Harriman).
September 10 – “They started on some of the lower challenges,” Grade 9 Dean Chris Perry said. “But one of the instructors showed them how to clip in and clip out; then they were moving through the trees.”
May 15 – First graders who have been learning to make thoughtful observations about cultures beyond their own followed a map around the world in a performance that showed the audience how much they have discovered this year.
May 3 – “This annual RCS tradition provides us with a great opportunity to gather as one school community,” Head of Upper Campus Matt Hall said about the 4-mile walk from the Upper Campus to the Lower Campus.
April 24-26 – Seventh graders studying the history of America in school spent three days in Philadelphia exploring the birth of a nation. Head of Upper Campus Matt Hall joined them. “It was a great opportunity to connect with students outside the classroom,” he explained. “As a history teacher, it’s also a topic that I’m passionate about.”
April 5 – Kate Daly’s eighth grade science students discovered that with two sheets of 4x8-foot cardboard, two rolls of duct tape, two wooden dowels, and two empty 2-liter soda bottles, they could design and build a boat seaworthy enough to carry one team member across a 75-foot-long pool.
February 22 – There was one thing apparent at the Imagine Skating Party on Friday – our RippKids sure know how to brighten a room and have some fun while they’re at it! What a joy it was to see and be a part of such a fun community event.
January 16 – When RCS squash coach Jen Sednauoi found out that alum and two-time defending U.S. champion Chris Hanson ’06 would be competing in the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions against World No. 3 Omar Mosaad, she not only planned to go watch the match – she also arranged to take members of Ripp’s squash team with her.
December 20– What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season! RCS families and friends enjoyed a day of music, skits, and dances with first the Grades 1-4 Holiday Concert on the Lower Campus, and then the Grades 5-9 Winter Solstice celebration, Revelry, on the Upper Campus.
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.