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Rye Country Day School: A Busy Summer on and off Campus

B7-RYE COUNTRY DAY-thumbA number of teachers at Rye Country Day School have been busy attending various conferences and workshops around the country this summer, while others have been collaborating on curriculum revisions on campus.

 

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Cedar Street, Rye
925-4513
Year Founded: 1869
Head of School: Scott Nelson
Grades: Pre-K-12
Enrollment: 875 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1
Tuition: $20,100-$32,800
AP Courses: 21
First Day of School: September 7

 

A number of teachers at Rye Country Day School have been busy attending various conferences and workshops around the country this summer, while others have been collaborating on curriculum revisions on campus.


Lower School professional development has focused on the Responsive Classroom training, grade 4 expository writing, and use of iPad applications. In the Middle School, teachers have been working on expository writing, revisions to the grade 8 math courses, and iPad applications.

 

Upper School English teachers are refining the writing lab program for grades 9 and 10 and revising the grade 9 Biology course. Several teachers are also exploring the use of digital texts for their courses.

 

A major Public Purpose initiative is being launched this year at Rye Country Day as well. The school hired Ms. Lynn Sullivan, formerly Dean of Community Relations at King School in Connecticut, to serve as Director of Public Purpose. In this role Ms. Sullivan will coordinate the school’s community service programs, community outreach efforts and partnerships, and service learning curriculum development. The latter involves connecting service projects to specific topics throughout the K-12 curriculum.

 

Summer campus construction projects included installation of a 25 kW solar panel system on the Upper School roof; renovation of a Middle School science lab; replacement of the Lower School artificial turf play area; paving of the athletic fields parking lots; and relocation of the Business Office to 11 Grandview Avenue.

 

New Faculty and Staff

 

Lower School

Chloe Aronson, Assistant Teacher
Alyssa Dudzik, Assistant Teacher
Melissa Esposito, Lower School Music

 

Middle School

Jay Gerlach, Drama
Tammy McKenna, Language Arts
Charles Ogbonna, Teaching Fellow
Susan Peck, Art


Upper School
Heidi Alden, Athletic Trainer
Amy Allen, English
Andrew Burke, Computer Science
Jennifer Chen, English
Brittany Baker-Brousseau, Administrative Assistant, College Counseling

 

Administration and Staff
Lynn Sullivan, Director of Public Purpose
Steven Zaretsky, Webmaster
John Barbella, Security Officer


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