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 officer 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 2016, 95% of RCS ninth graders,
and 88% of RCS eighth graders
were admitted to their first choice school

Classes of 2016 and 2017 Admitted to:

Boarding Schools

Andover (Phillips Academy Andover)*
Avon Old Farms
Berkshire Academy*
Blair Academy*
Brooks School 
Choate Rosemary Hall*
Deerfield Academy*
Exeter (Phillips Academy Exeter)*
Governor's Academy
Groton School
Hotchkiss School*
Kent School
Lawrenceville School*
Loomis Chaffee School*
Middlesex School
Millbrook School*
Milton Academy*
Miss Porter’s School*
Northfield Mount Hermon*
Peddie School
Pomfret School*
Portsmouth Abbey School
Salisbury School*
St. Andrew’s School (DE)
St. George’s School*
St. Mark’s School
St. Paul’s School
Suffield Academy*
Taft School*
Thacher School (CA)
Trinity-Pawling School
Walnut Hill School for the Arts*
Westminster School*
Westover School

Day Schools

Convent of the Sacred Heart*
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Fairfield College Preparatory School*
Fordham Preparatory School
Greens Farms Academy
Greenwich Academy*
Hackley School*
Harvey School*
Horace Mann School
Iona Preparatory School*
Kennedy Catholic High School*
Masters School*
Rye Country Day School*
St. Luke's School*

*Two or more students admitted

Meet the Placement Office

List of 2 members.

  • Page Vincent 

    Director of Secondary School Placement;8th Grade Honors Algebra Teacher; 9th Grade Algebra Teacher
    (914) 244-1246
  • Ridley Sperling 

    Asst. Director of Secondary Placement; 9th Grade English Teacher; 9th Grade Writing Workshop/Thesis
    (914) 244-1251 x 1144