About Us

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The Rumson Country Day School (rcds.org) is a independent, non-sectarian, coeducational school specializing in nursery through grade eight. The school enrolls students who work in small classes with superior programs in academics, athletics and the arts. Students are guided by a family of mentors who recognize strengths, nurture skills and empower confident children to be curious about the world around them. RCDS offers half-day and extended day Nursery and Pre-K programs and a full-day Kindergarten. RCDS has been recognized as a “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence” by the U. S. Department of Education since 1999.

RCDS is a not-for-profit corporation, directed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. It is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, ERB, CASE, and CRIS, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1999, RCDS was recognized as a “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence” by the U.S. Department of Education.