We Dive Into Learning!
We don’t just read about the world, we bring students into the world, because that’s where the deepest learning happens. At RCDS, we learn by doing, with hands-on discovery and experimentation. Students set goals, experiment, observe, review, and plan next steps. While students learn these new skills, they explore unfamiliar attitudes and develop the flexibility to see things from different points of view.
Upper School students, ready for more immersive experiences, embark on annual wilderness adventures. These multi-day trips have become important rites of passage for fifth- to eighth-grade RCDS students. Age-appropriate activities that encourage healthy risk-taking, require problem-solving, provide new experiences and promote bonding with classmates create lifetime memories.