Rumson Country Day School
|The Rumson Country Day School|
|35 Bellevue Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
|Motto||"Vitae Disce" ("Learn For Life")|
|Established||November 1, 1926|
|Grades||Nursery - 8|
|Enrollment||432 (in N-8 as of 2013-14)|
|Student to teacher ratio||7.1:1|
|Color(s)||Green and White|
Founded in 1926, the Rumson Country Day School is a coeducational, nonsectarian independent day school located on a 14,000-square-foot (1,300 m2) campus in Rumson, New Jersey, specializing in educating boys and girls from nursery (age three) through eighth grade. The Rumson Country Day School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.
Awards and recognition
As of the 2013-14 school year, the school has an enrollment of 458 students (in K-8, plus 42 in Pre-Kindergarten) and 70 classroom teachers, for a student-teacher ratio of 7.14:1. In Grades N-5, students are divided into heterogeneous homerooms with a maximum size of 16 students per homeroom. In Grades 6-8, classes are departmentalized and honors sections are offered in English, math and foreign language (French and Spanish only). The Rumson Country Day School has 62 full-time and 4 part-time teachers. Teachers have an average of 18 years of experience, with 13 of those years at RCDS. The school has a student/teacher ratio of 7:1 and average class size of 15.
The school offers a traditional curriculum of English grammar and literature, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language (French and Latin, with Spanish added in the 1960s), art, crafts, shop, music and physical education. The school also offers a SWS program which stands for School Within A School, which helps children with learning disabilities.
On September 10, 2010, The Rumson Country Day School officially opened the new William I. Riker Academic Center, an addition covering 22,000 square feet (2,000 m2) that includes a new main library, new computer lab and art rooms, a seminar room and three new age-specific science labs.
Interscholastic sports were started at RCDS in 1946. Sports are played throughout the academic year. Fall sports are soccer (boys and girls), football, and field hockey. Winter sports include: basketball (boys and girls), and ice hockey: started in 2007 with one game which was won 4-0 against Princeton Day School. Spring sport include lacrosse (boys and girls), baseball, and softball.
- Rumson Country Day School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed July 24, 2012.
- Member Directory, New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Accessed July 24, 2012.
- Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 11, 2006.
- Rumson Country Day School website
- Data for Rumson Country Day School, National Center for Education Statistics
- Private School Review, Rumson Country Day School
- Great Schools Review, Rumson Country Day School