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35 Bellevue Ave
Rumson, NJ 07760

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(732) 842-0527
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September 26, 2014
We have been attending the Rumson Country Day School for 6 years now. My children love their school. It is such a happy learning environment where children are respected and different learning styles are fostered. With small classes and family lunch there is a great sense of community among the children, all staff members, and parents alike. There are fantastic offerings of extra curricular activities that take learning to a whole new level. This school supports whole learning for the whole child. RCDS ALL THE WAY!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2014
The difference I have seen in my children (grade 2 & 6) since bringing them to RCDS last year is nothing less than miraculous. The small class size and focus on fostering self-confidence and resiliency have impacted them in really positive ways. And they love the family-style lunch and daily recess or gym (among other non-academic activities) that match up with our family value for well-rounded children. Proud to be a Gator!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Rumson Country Day School is an institution that is based in both reality and fantasy. The reality is, that they do have some good courses there. The fantasy is, they have the nerve to charge and keep applicant's money (they kept $3000 of our money) when and if, you decide to not go to their school. We chose to send our daughter to Ranney and have never regretted that decision. After speaking with the Dean, the accounting department and others at the school, it's clear they are money and blood hungry. I'm glad we trusted our instincts and didn't go there, even after they stole our deposit money. As if they need it. Here is a hint: Don't put money down unless you're literally willing to sign away your life. They're blue bloods who are controlling and blood thirsty.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2011
I went to this school in the 1980s, and I loved the school when I went. The drawback (both then and now) is that the school acclimates students to a relatively homogenous upper class culture that's a bit out of touch with 99% of the world. Some parents may see this as an advantage, as they want their children to be part of the cultural and financial elite. Yet because it calibrates a student's social awareness to a highly skewed demographic, parents who send their children here may wish to supplement their children's experiences with more diverse cultures outside of Rumson.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2010
Rumson Country Day School is a formatice school based on character building and academic excellece, with a strong focus on students' participation and involvement. They also offer an outstanding program for children with reading disabilities (dyslexia) that is highly effective and encouraging to the child. I highly recommend Rumson Country Day School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2010
Rumson Country Day School is an excellent school with small class sizes emphasizing kindness, honor, responsibility and respect.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
RCDS is a special place. We have been extremely happy with the challenging curriculum, the talented and caring teachers and the overall "feel" of the school. The family atmosphere creates an environment that is supportive, encouraging and a great place to learn. Our children love going to school everyday and we can see that their experience in school has given them self-confidence and a love for learning.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2010
Excellent, caring teachers, administrators, & staff; healthy family-style lunches with teachers; great facilities & library.

- submitted by a community member
October 06, 2010
teaches my child what she needs to excel in .in this world for now and the future

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2010
this school appropriately challenges my children and provides boundaries. we used to go to a TOP rated public school in NJ but one of my sons had 2 not-so-great teachers in a row who could not control their classrooms! Although my son misses his friends from the other school district, he loves his new school and especially the school store and his new teacher, who is actually pretty firm with the class. Kids want to know where the "line" is and I want the school to provide those boundaries so my children can learn discipline and good manners which will help them throughout their entire lives. On top of that it seems they are having plenty of fun learning the ropes at their new school. The buddy family system is AMAZING and has really made us feel comfortable. THANKS RCDS!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
Our six year old son comes home from RCDS consistently saying "mom, school is great!". He is excited to learn and looks forward to each day. I could not ask for a better benchmark. We are also delighted to see how, in just three short weeks, his reading has skyrocketed. Terrific well rounded program, and wonderful families (and kids) too!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2010
Rumson Country Day is a progressive and academically challenging school that emphasizes service, personal growth and community as much as its academics. When I visit the school, the kids are happy, polite, excited and interested. I truly believe that they educate the whole child, which is so critical to future success. My daughter absolutely loves it, and we love being a part of such a special place!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
TEACHERS TEACHERS TEACHERS. Did I say I love our teacheras yet? Well I do! The most articulate, loving, supportive, active, engaging and most importly DEDICATED group of individuals. The flow between curriculum, students and teachers is one that is effortless, dynamic and brilliant.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
We love RCDS everyone is like family! Our children our challenged everyday!!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
Family atmosphere, great teachers, nice kids, small classes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2010
We love RCDS! It is an excellent school with strong academics and a wonderful community of families.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2010
Warmth, personal attention, great teachers...

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2010
We offer Nursery-3's through 8th. We are committed to scholarship, athletics and community service. We are a warm friendly family. We just opened a new wing, state of the art which includes science, technology and the arts. Come and visit anytime and experience what we have to offer.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
Great atmosphere for learning and development. Great teachers and staff, nurturing environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
What can be better than asking your child how their day was and hearing "Great" consistently for eight years! We wish we never had to leave. It's filled with the most amazing teachers, staff, parents, and students!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
The teachers are amazing and nurturing, the facilities are great, there is a fantastic sense of community and my kids love it. They are actually excited and happy to go to school every day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
RCDS is an outstanding school. It only improves. The completion of the new wing which enhances student experiences in arts, science, technology, etc. is a fabulous addition. The faculty are excellent in their fields as well as their ability to teach concepts. Additionally, they are caring and work to develop the whole child through character education and community service programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
Caring teachers. Nice, warm, friendly environment that welcomes parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
It provides an excellent education for my child that is also personal and warm.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2010
This school is the perfect combination of rigorous academics and nurturing family environment. The education is very individualized according to your child's needs. Class size is optimal, teachers are enthusiastic about what they do and you really feel like a team providing the best for your child's education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
Rumson Country Day School is dedicated to academic excellence, devoted teachers in a caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 22, 2010
It's our first year Rumson Country Day School and our expectations are being met for the most part. The school provides a diverse curriculum that is individualized as required...in fact, the whole school seems to be individualized. It is a warm, comfortable school with a lot of history in its bones. My son comes home with a smile on his face every day - always a good sign. I personally love the family style dining and extra focus on public speaking.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 19, 2010
My son absolutely loves the school and his academic progress has been fabulous in just one year at RCDS. It is a very friendly environment and each child gets a lot of personal attention. We coudn't be happier.

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March 15, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2009
My children just love going to school every day. They are excited about school and what they are learning. They love their teachers and the good friends they have made. I love the excited smile on their face when they come home and say 'Mommy, look what I did in class today!' For me, that's worth every penny. The class sizes are limited to 14 kids which allows the teachers to really spend time with each individual child and give them that special attention. They get to go to music, gym, art, lunch, computer lab... they are not always sitting at their desks. They are on the move and constantly challenged and never bored.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
Curriculum and texts are nearly identical to those of the excellent public schools in the area, except they are introduced one year earlier at RCDS. Class sizes are starting to creep up to the public school levels, too. Unless you are hoping to tap into the school's less-than-excellent channels for entrance to private secondary school, unsure why you would foot the bill.

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March 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 19, 2008
RCDS is great with teaching the younger grades but in the upper classes it is all about the quantity of work, not quality. The administration fosters a very darwinian atmosphere as your child progresses in the school. There is absolutely no diversity!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2006
Excellent academic program-highly engaging for my children over the past year and they seem to be well ahead of their peers, especially in language arts. Needs improvement in providing extracurricular activities for younger students who don't have athletics yet. Excellent level of parent involvement--highly encouraged, but not expected, so no pressure. Adds a lot too the classroom experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2006
Excellent academic program. My children are extremely engaged and are well ahead of their peers in public schools. Could use improvement in extracurricular activities outside of athletics. Excellent parent involvement--not expected, but encouraged, and adds a lot to the program when parents participate.

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October 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 09, 2005
Wonderful, caring school! The Principal is extremely kind and friendly, and he's got the school on track. I can't say enough about the teachers either. My son's teacher was always aware of his individual needs, and she was constantly working to develop him. The smaller class sizes really helped my son to shine. I am a teacher myself, and I couldn't have put my son in a better place!

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February 29, 2004
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Kind, Honest, Responsible, Respectful are four qualities that are essential cornerstones of the RCDS experience. These character traits combined with performance characteristics such as resilience, teamwork and creativity are reinforced to create a well-balanced learning environment. Specializing in nursery through grade eight, our children work in small classes with superior academic and extra-curricular programs. Guided by a family of teachers, students are empowered, organized and inspired.

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The Rumson Country Day School
35 Bellevue Ave, Rumson, NJ  07760
(732) 842-0527
Last modified The Rumson Country Day School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
The Rumson Country Day School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top