Rye Country Day School PAC Cedar St & Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY10580 Rye Country Day School is a pre-K though 12 educational program with an upper, middle and lower school for students.…More The Dunn performing arts center at the school has a 400-seat theater for all types of performances and events, including speakers, plays, productions and concerts. Some features include a woodwork shop, music studios, dance studio as well as instrumental and chorus rehearsal areas.
Rye Presbyterian Nursery School Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY10580 The Rye Presbyterian Nursery School is a weekday nursery school for children ages 2 - 5. Founded in 1958 by a small…More group of church parents, today the school works to provide a healthy atmosphere where children can develop their social, cognitive, spiritual and physical skills. The nursery school is inspired by the educational philosophy of the municipal preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, which believes that young children are competent and capable from birth, and that children, parents and teachers are equals in the learning process. The school's staff includes a music teacher, child psychologist, speech therapist and occupational therapist.
Rye's three elementary schools are all New York State Schools of Excellence and National Blue Ribbon Schools of…More Excellence. Students at the elementary level are taught language arts, reading, social studies, science, mathematics, and creative and critical thinking skills. Students also keep writing journals and portfolios. Art, computer, music, library skills and physical education are taught at all grade levels. Spanish instruction begins in first grade, and instrumental music instruction begins in fourth grade.
The district's middle school, also a National School of Excellence, serves students Grades 6 - 8 who learn from teacher teams in the core academic areas. Teaching blocks include interdisciplinary studies. Students may continue their study in Spanish or elect to take Latin or French beginning in 6th grade. An honors math and science program is available for eligible students in grades 7 and 8.
The high school, ranked 52nd out of 18,790 high schools in the country as measured by U.S. News & World Report, and consistently ranked by Newsweek among the top 100 high schools nationwide, serves students in Grades 9-12 with a full range of curriculum opportunities at Regents, honors, and Advanced Placement levels. Courses in foreign languages, the performing arts, instrumental, vocal and digital music, career education, television, business, health, computer, home economics, technology and physical education augment core academics. A cable television station is housed at the high school and serves as a classroom for video journalism, video production and performing arts video instruction. A writing mentor program provides one-on-one assistance for students in Grades 9 - 11.
An off-campus alternative high school serves the needs of those students who benefit best from non-traditional educational approaches. An extensive extracurricular program, which includes service activities, performing arts, athletics, and student publications, is available at all grade levels. A model school/community service program is mandatory at the high school.
Each school also has psychologists, registered nurses, speech and language therapists, English Language Learner teachers, and reading, writing and adaptive physical education specialists. The special education program serves students preschool through Grade 12. Consultant teacher, learning center, and self-contained classroom services are matched to student need.
Residents also serve on special committees created by the seven-member Board of Education, including school Excellence Teams.
Midland School, an elementary school minutes away from downtown Rye, was recognized in 2001 by the United States…More Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon Award Winner for excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, student achievement, parent involvement and community support.
The school's campus accommodates over 500 children of various abilities and backgrounds in approximately 30 classrooms. The campus features an auditorium, media center and gymnasium, as well as rooms for art, music, enrichment and remediation programs. There are four Pentium computers in each classroom and over 25 computers in the computer lab.
Students have access to two separate outdoor play areas as well as basketball courts and baseball fields.