A mix of students from different grades sitting at a lunch table with a teacher to share a family-style meal.

Our School Lunch Feels Like Family Time

No one sits alone at RCDS, because students always have a place where they belong. Lunch is served family-style at assigned tables where students of mixed ages are joined by a teacher or administrator.

Why Family-Style Dining?
Every student has a job at lunchtime; it might be getting food to the table, stacking dishes or wiping the table when the meal is done. Visitors to the historic Chad Small Family Dining Room are struck by the peaceful atmosphere, with students focused on eating, observing proper table decorum, and taking turns listening to peers. At the table, there is plenty of time for students and adults to get to know each other, to chat and joke, and to discuss their daily challenges. Family-style lunch also creates an ideal opportunity for school professionals to take note of how each child is doing. It’s another way we build community based on mutual respect.

"The RCDS dining experience makes you feel like part of a family."

– Lily McDonagh, RCDS Class of 2018

 

RCDS plates.

LUNCH MENU

Click here to view the weekly lunch menu.

The Meals
The food itself includes nutritious choices to satisfy different tastes and dietary needs. Soup, salad, fruit, yogurt and vegetarian selections are daily offerings. If you have questions about our food service, please contact Chef Nick Cittadino, Food Service Director, at ncittadino@rcds.org.

Student serves a tray of food at family-style dining.
Student serves a tray of food at family-style dining.
Students pose for group photo at table during family-style dining.
Student helps herself to salad bar at family-style dining.
Students and faculty pose for group photo at table during family-style dining.
Chef teaches students about nutrition and new foods at family-style dining.
Students pose for group photo at table during family-style dining.
Student helps himself to salad bar at family-style dining.
Students pose for photo at table during family-style dining.
Students and faculty bond at table during family-style dining.
Students pose for photo at table during family-style dining.
Candid photo of dining room during family-style dining.
Student serves a tray of food at family-style dining.
Connect with us! 

Please complete the inquiry form to connect with Director of Admissions Tracey Wetmore.