RCDS's Strategic Plan

As The Rumson Country Day School prepares to embark on its second century, our School is flourishing. We embrace our traditions and are grateful for the rich history that has placed the school in a position of strength today. RCDS believes in educating the whole child by offering a rigorous academic program, diverse extracurricular activities, and myriad opportunities to nourish character, creativity, time management, resilience, and self-advocacy, all while instilling our Four Pillars: Kind, Honest, Responsible, and Respectful. As the visiting team from the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) wrote in their report approving RCDS’s 10-year NJAIS accreditation, “The alignment among mission, values, actions, and outcomes confirms a high degree of institutional integrity at The Rumson Country Day School.”

This strategic plan ensures that we continue to provide an educational foundation that will serve our students for a lifetime by building on our many strengths while retaining the core tenets of an RCDS education that have served generations of our alumni well. The School’s Strategic Planning Committee consisted of Trustees, current and past parents, teachers, and administrators led by Carney, Sandoe & Associates, a leading educational consulting firm. This plan is reflective of our community’s collective aspirations to preserve and enhance RCDS, to elevate the experience for our students, to ensure that our resources are thoughtfully directed, and to make certain that our community continues to flourish.