learning spaces

Our expansive campus, with Narragansett Bay waterfront and 10 buildings,
allows our students to stretch both their minds and their bodies.

OUTDOOR SPACES

The sea air invigorates students and adults alike who dig in, literally and figuratively, to fresh ideas, the soil, or the coastline.

The sea air invigorates students and adults alike who dig in, literally and figuratively, to fresh ideas, the soil, or the coastline.
GARDEN
CLASSROOM
An important extension of the classroom, the Jaime Gardener Garden Classroom provides hands-on learning opportunities.

  • 4th graders tend their Three Sisters garden as American colonists and Native Americans did.
  • Lower schoolers practice mindfulness as they design and build a Zen Garden.
  • Middle schoolers grow kale and lettuce to be used by the dining service staff.
WATERFRONT
CLASSROOM
Our unique location on Narragansett Bay allows our students to learn on the water.

  • 5th grade engineers test their skills in the Cardboard Boat Regatta.
  • Ancient history students role play and team build in kayaks.
  • Upper Schoolers extract microplastics for their experimental design capstone.
LAND OF FIRES
NATURE TRAIL
Our 1.5 mile-long Land of Fires nature trail winds its way through woodlands, salt marsh, and beaches along the shore of Potowomut Neck.

  • Art students experience plein air painting.
  • Middle School students track the spread of invasive species.
  • Upper School students monitor one of RI’s three terrapin turtle populations.

INDOOR SPACES

At the heart of a RHCD education is communication and the open exploration of ideas and beliefs. Naturally then, our gathering spaces enable face to face dialogue and interpersonal connection.
IDEA LAB
The Idea Lab fosters 21st-century learning and creative team brainstorming by leveraging

  • Steelcase mobile furniture
  • using rolling and wall-mounted whiteboards
  • cutting-edge projection capabilities
HARKNESS
DISCUSSION TABLES
Convening around the Harkness™ table allows every student a front row seat to develop

  • appropriate listening skills
  • self-advocacy
  • an appreciation for civil discourse
GREENHOUSE &
SCIENCE LABS
Rocky Hill Country Day’s commitment to authentic scientific inquiry reveals itself through

  • student-designed experiments in our greenhouse
  • forensics and bioethics analysis in the lab
  • the movement from concept to reality in our maker space

At the heart of a RHCD education is communication and the open exploration of ideas and beliefs. Naturally then, our gathering spaces enable face to face dialogue and interpersonal connection.

FLEXIBLE
SEATING
Flexible seating improves students’ attention, collaboration, and desire to learn by providing

  • student choice
  • improved sensory input
  • physical health and comfort
NAUTILUS
Our unique Upper School meeting space offers

  • inspiring space for individual and collaborative student work
  • our supportive “Wall of Awesome”
  • organic opportunity for meaningful discussions

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