The Capstone Year | Grade 9
Ninth grade at RCS is a special time in the lives of our students. They are the seniors on campus with tremendous opportunities for leadership. As Red and Blue Team Captains, student government representatives, the leads in School productions, and sports team captains, our ninth graders relish their position as role models for the entire school community. Ninth graders at Rippowam Cisqua School participate in a trimester-long TED Talks public speaking course, develop an individual Portfolio project showcasing an area of interest or personal exploration, work one-on-one with a faculty advisor to write a 12-page research-based thesis paper, and have the option to take accelerated math and science classes. Strengthened by the advantages of small class size and individual attention, our academically rigorous ninth grade curriculum provides unique preparation for the challenges of secondary school.