Beyond RCS: Secondary School Placement

Rippowam Cisqua School takes great care and tremendous pride in the placement of our graduates. Our students are being evaluated alongside a remarkably talented pool of applicants from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for independent day schools, and alongside an equally impressive global pool for boarding schools. Within this accomplished group, our students consistently rise to the top, which is reflected in their high rate of admissions to their first choice schools.

Admissions officers stress that academic preparation, confidence, intellectual curiosity, and willingness to engage in all areas of school life make RCS students stand out in the admissions process. They are also quick to point out that our students’ ability to demonstrate their capacity for leadership is a real point of difference.
Page Vincent, our Director of Placement, and Ridley Sperling, our Associate Director of Placement, the faculty, and other administration work closely with families to help our students find the secondary school that will be the right fit. At RCS, we help families every step of the way.

In 2017, 95% of RCS ninth graders,
and 89% of RCS eighth graders
were admitted to their first choice school

RCS Students Were Admitted to the Following Secondary Schools for the 2017-18 School Year

Boarding Schools

Day Schools
Avon Old Farms*
Berkshire School* Fordham Prep
Blair Academy* Greenwich Academy*
Brooks School Hackley School*
Canterbury Harvey School*
Cheshire Academy Iona Prep
Choate Rosemary Hall* King School*
Deerfield Academy Masters School*
Emma Willard School* Rye Country Day School*
Ethel Walker School Sacred Heart Greenwich
Forman School St. Luke’s School
Hotchkiss School* Stanwich School
Kent School* Tatnell School (DE)
Lawrenceville School* Wooster School*
Loomis Chaffee School*
Masters School
Millbrook School*
Milton Academy
Miss Hall’s School
Miss Porter’s School*
Peddie School
Pomfret School*
Salisbury School
St. George’s School*
St. Mark’s School
Suffield Academy*
Tabor Academy
Taft School*
Trinity Pawling School*
Thacher School (CA)
Vermont Academy
Westminster School*

*Two or more students admitted

Meet the Placement Office

List of 2 members.

  • Page Vincent 

    Director of Secondary School Placement; Math Teacher - Grades 7 & 8
    (914) 244-1246
  • Ridley Sperling 

    Assoc. Director of Secondary School Placement; Teacher Grade 9 English; Grade 9 Writing Workshop
    (914) 244-1257