enrollment essentials

2020-2021 School Year Admission

We welcome your interest in all grade levels and look forward to working with you through the admission process. The application deadline for the 2020-21 school year is February 1, 2020 and acceptance decisions for applications completed by February 1 will be mailed on Februrary 28, 2020. We will continue to accept applications after this date as space allows.

JAN COONEY

Director of Admission and
Financial Assistance

Jan Cooney

BS, Syracuse University
M.Ed, Lesley University

401.884.9070 | ext. 104
jcooney@rockyhill.org
MORE ABOUT JAN

2020-2021 School Year Admission

We welcome your interest in all grade levels and look forward to working with you through the admission process. The application deadline for the 2020-21 school year is February 1, 2020 and acceptance decisions for applications completed by February 1 will be mailed on Februrary 28, 2020. We will continue to accept applications after this date as space allows.

JAN COONEY

Director of Admission and
Financial Assistance

Jan Cooney

BS, Syracuse University
M.Ed, Lesley University

401.884.9070 | ext. 104
jcooney@rockyhill.org
MORE ABOUT JAN

KEY ADMISSION DATES

Financial Aid Application Deadline
Tuesday, 12/31/2020

Admissions Application Deadline
Saturday, 2/1/2021

Admission Decision Notification
Friday, 2/26/2021

Decision Deadline
Friday, 3/12/2020

OPEN HOUSE

Take a fresh look at education by joining us for Open House on October 18, 2020.  Join us On Campus or Virtually!

Keeping our community and our prospective families healthy and safe is of the utmost importance to us and we understand that the current pandemic makes getting to know us a bit more challenging. We have designed an Open House event that gives you a choice about how to join us in a way that feels right for you and your family – and takes all precautions to keep you safe.

On Sunday, October 18th, we will be hosting two Open House Events:  An In Person Campus Event at 11:00 AM AND a Virtual Event at 1:00 PM. 
Details and links will be shared as needed following registration, but be assured the Campus Event will be a masked, socially distanced, outdoors only, 1-hour event. Participants will be screened upon arrival. 

KEY ADMISSION DATES

Financial Aid Application Deadline
Tuesday, 12/31/2020

Admissions Application Deadline
Saturday, 2/1/2021

Admission Decision Notification
Friday, 2/26/2021

Decision Deadline
Friday, 3/12/2020

OPEN HOUSE

Take a fresh look at education by joining us for Open House on October 18, 2020.

KEY ADMISSION DATES

Financial Aid Application Deadline
Tuesday, 12/31/2020

Admissions Application Deadline
Saturday, 2/1/2021

Admission Decision Notification
Friday, 2/26/2021

Decision Deadline
Friday, 3/12/2020

KEY ADMISSION DATES

Financial Aid Application Deadline
Tuesday, 12/31/2020

Admissions Application Deadline
Saturday, 2/1/2021

Admission Decision Notification
Friday, 2/26/2021

Decision Deadline
Friday, 3/12/2020

ADMISSION EVENTS

Open House is being planned for October 18, 2020.  Please check back for details on this event and register using the button on this page.

HOW TO APPLY

VISIT THE SCHOOL

Attend an Open House or come for a tour (or both)! We encourage all families to visit one of our Open House events or to set up an appointment for a campus tour. Seeing the school up close while on a tour or at an event offers a terrific vantage point to better understand and appreciate the Rocky Hill Country Day experience. Register for an Admission Event or call the Admissions Office (401.884.9070 ext. 107) to schedule a tour.

APPLY ONLINE

If you think Rocky Hill Country Day School is a good fit for your child and family, your next step is to complete the online application. As part of the application, you will be able to email links to our online recommendation forms to your child’s teacher/s and print out the form to request that transcripts be sent to Rocky Hill Country Day. Completed applications are due to the Admissions Office no later than February 1, 2021.

Schedule a Student Visit
and Parent Interview

We encourage all families to visit one of our Open House or other Admission events, or contact the Admissions Office to set up an appointment for an interview and a student experience. We are sorry we cannot offer visit days at this time but look forward to sharing a student experience with you. 

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

Families interested in applying for tuition assistance must complete an SSS application by December 31, 2020.  Please click on the Financial Assistance tab for details. You may log into your online application at any time to check the status of your application items. The items we have received will be reflected on your checklist.

TUITION & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Rocky Hill Country Day School offers need-based Financial Assistance as well as merit and active military scholarship opportunities. We believe all qualified students should have access to the unique educational opportunities at Rocky Hill Country Day and we seek to enroll a diverse body of talented, passionate, and driven students including candidates of varying socio-economic backgrounds. As such, we are committed to making the investment of a Rocky Hill Country Day education affordable and accessible to a wide range of qualified applicants.

Financial Assistance

Rocky Hill Country Day School makes all need-based Financial Assistance considerations on the basis of financial assessments conducted by School and Student Services (SSS), a subsidiary of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

To be considered for need-based financial assistance from Rocky Hill Country Day, an application must be submitted online at sssbynais.force.com. The application and supporting documentation must be submitted by December 31, 2019.  Applications completed after this deadline will be considered for financial assistance only as funds remain available.

Please Note:  Financial Assistance begins in Kindergarten, and is not available for the Preschool class.

TUITION FOR 2020-2021

Preschool

(3–4 year olds)

$19,600*

K – Grade 2

$30,850

Grades 3 – 5

$31,800

Grades 6 – 8

$36,200

Grades 9 – 12

$38,550

FEES

Application

(new students)

$50

Registration

(new students)

$400

Parent Teacher
League

$50
per family

Lunch

$1,000 –
$1,200

Rocky Hill Country Day’s SSS code number is 6118. If you have any difficulties completing the necessary questionnaires or uploading any documents, SSS provides a helpful hotline with service in both English and Spanish 800-344-8328.

Merit Scholarships

Based on academic merit and exemplary character, Rocky Hill Country Day’s Academic Merit Scholarship award will be given to a select number of applicants in grades 4-12 who best display the qualities of a Rocky Hill Country Day student, including high academic achievement, outstanding character, and a score of 85% or higher (SSAT percentile) on the Secondary Student Admission Test (SSAT). Students must complete the Rocky Hill Country Day School Application for Admission to be considered for a merit scholarship. There is no application for the merit scholarship.

Active Military Scholarships

  • Parents of domestic children in grades K-12 who are serving in active duty in any of the branches of the United States Military and hold a United States passport qualify for a $4,000 scholarship.
  • Students who qualify for this scholarship must complete the admission application to be considered for admission to the School.
  • How to Apply: The parent who is serving in active duty must submit their current military identification card to the School by February 1 in order to receive the Military Scholarship.

TRANSPORTATION

Statewide Busing provides transportation to seven cities and towns at no charge. Rocky Hill Country Day provides private busing to many other areas for a fee. We will assist you with arranging carpools if you live outside of these areas. 
 
Please contact Lisa Goulden for more information at 401.884.9070 ext. 136.

Free Busing

Coventry, Foster, Glocester, Scituate, and West Warwick
Contact RIDE at 401.222.5030

East Greenwich
Contact Ocean State Transportation at 401.884.1552 or email cshoesmith@ridesta.com

Warwick
Contact Warwick School Department at 401.734.3111 or email ohaires@warwickschools.org

Fee-Based Busing

Newport, Narragansett, North Kingstown, and South Kingstown
Current Stops:

  1. Newport Mall, Stop & Shop parking lot, JT Connell Highway
    (Departs at 6:55 a.m.)
  2. Park & Ride Lot, Rt 138/Rt 1A, adjacent to Plum Point Bistro
    (Departs at 7:10 a.m.)
  3. South County Commons, Common Corner Way (Departs 7:25 a.m.)

Return service departs Rocky Hill Country Day at 5:45 p.m.

Providence, Cranston, and Vicinity
Current Stops:

  1. Stop & Shop parking lot, Branch Ave., Providence
    (Departs at 7:10 a.m.)
  2. Roger Williams Park Casino Entrance
    (Departs at 7:35 a.m.)

Return service departs Rocky Hill Country Day at 5:45 p.m.

Carpool

Carpool lists are provided upon request after enrollment.

Free Busing

Coventry, Foster, Glocester, Scituate, and West Warwick
Contact RIDE at 401.222.5030

East Greenwich
Contact Ocean State Transportation at 401.884.1552 or email cshoesmith@ridesta.com

Warwick
Contact Warwick School Department at 401.734.3111 or email ohaires@warwickschools.org

Fee-Based Busing

Newport, Narragansett, North Kingstown, and South Kingstown

Current Stops:

  1. Newport Mall, Stop & Shop parking lot, JT Connell Highway
    (Departs at 6:55 a.m.)
  2. Park & Ride Lot, Rt 138/Rt 1A, adjacent to Plum Point Bistro
    (Departs at 7:10 a.m.)
  3. South County Commons, Common Corner Way (Departs 7:25 a.m.)

Return service departs Rocky Hill Country Day at 5:45 p.m.

Providence, Cranston, and Vicinity
Current Stops:

  1. Stop & Shop parking lot, Branch Ave., Providence
    (Departs at 7:10 a.m.)
  2. Roger Williams Park Casino Entrance
    (Departs at 7:35 a.m.)

Return service departs Rocky Hill Country Day at 5:45 p.m.

Carpool

Carpool lists are provided upon request after enrollment.

Rocky Hill Country Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, employment, education policies or other school programs.

JAN COONEY

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSION AND
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Jan is passionate about education and marketing and as Director of Admissions she utilizes skills honed from her experience in two professions: Advertising and Teaching. She has developed marketing strategies, media programs and communications plans for national companies and organizations from Citizens Bank and Federal Express to Stride Rite, Dexter shoes and Danskin clothing. Following a return to school and a Master’s Degree in Education she entered the classroom and fed her desire to work with young people. Jan has spent time as a teacher in public, Catholic and independent schools, rounding out a clear perspective of the RI education landscape. 

 A committed professional with expertise in building relationships, she affirms her passion for schools, education, marketing and creating results through her role as Director of Admissions and Financial Assistance.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

Thank you for your interest in Rocky Hill Country Day School! We look forward to getting to know you and partnering with you through the admissions process.  Please complete this form to begin.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about Rocky Hill Country Day School, please fill out the form below.

Rocky Hill Country Day School

530 Ives Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Phone: 401.884.9070
Fax: 401.885.4985