Accredidation for The Rumson Country Day School comes from The Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools. Our curriculums are based on the standards set forth by Middle States and include Singapore Math, Reading Street, and other high-quality programs that are designed to challenge and engage our students. Below are key standards for our curriculum:
- The educational program consists of a carefully planned and well‐ executed curriculum that includes appropriate academic standards, solid pedagogy, and assessment, all based on research and best practices. The educational program is aligned with the school’s mission, approved by the governance, sufficiently financed, and periodically reviewed by stakeholders. It is developed to address the needs of all students and is designed to foster and challenge student learners at all levels. Effective policies and procedures are in place, along with instructional materials, technology, and equipment that are appropriate, functional, and well maintained. Written curriculum guides are current, functional, available, and in use. They define scope and sequence of the educational program as well as program objectives and reflect sound approaches to teaching and learning.
- The school systematically collects and rigorously analyzes quantifiable and observable evidence of individual learning and growth from multiple valid and reliable sources. Evidence of student learning is used to evaluate and improve curriculum effectiveness, instructional practices, professional development, and support services. Progress in student learning and performance is expected and is accurately, clearly, and systematically reported to the school community.
- The school implements written policies and procedures, in partnership with families and the community, that provide all students with, or refer them to, services that are age‐ and developmentally appropriate to optimize opportunities for life‐long success. Student services are systematic and integral to the educational program. They are provided by qualified personnel, sufficiently financed, periodically evaluated, and philosophy/mission appropriate.
- The school provides access to non‐discriminatory student activities that are age‐ and developmentally appropriate to supplement the educational program. A balance of academic, social, co‐ or extra‐curricular, and service activities is maintained. Student activities are selected to foster intellectual, cultural, and social growth as well as physical health and wellness. Student activities provide opportunities for student leadership and social interaction and encourage development of student interests. These activities are adequately financed, periodically reviewed by stakeholders, managed by school governance and leadership, and appropriate to the school’s philosophy/mission.