student experiences

At Rocky Hill Country Day School, innovation begins with creating a culture of risk-taking and where mindset and skillset produce meaningful learning. It’s not just about gadgets in the classroom. Rather, it’s about designing authentic learning experiences that integrate content and skills across disciplines, with the habits of mind necessary for success in a rapidly changing world. Together, students and faculty identify and attempt to solve some of the planet’s most challenging problems.

REAL-WORLD RESEARCH | STUDENT-LED EVENTS

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Students gain experience learning alongside experts to identify, measure, and apply the scientific method to problems ranging from the natural environment to social-emotional well-being.

Students in the Lower School helped a local startup, Sproutel, prototype a next generation companion product to help those experiencing stress and anxiety.

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Students collaborate with peers to create and produce experiences that can be shared with classmates or the public, bringing student ideas to life.
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Students designed and produced Rhode Island’s first ever statewide Social Good Hackathon.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Students engage in critical conversations, local and national narratives, and have the opportunity to develop powerful and effective public speaking skills at all grade levels.

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Isabella ’20 delivered a personal narrative to a packed TEDxURI audience. Selected among hundreds, Bella was the only high school student selected to share her story.

CROSS-GRADE COLLABORATION | INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING | CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

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Applying communication and critical thinking skills, students work with classmates across divisions. At RHCD, learning happens best with diverse perspectives and life experiences.

Groups of students in 6th-8th grade united to solve a challenge somewhere in the world in a week-long, rapid prototyping and pitch challenge.

English and Biology students explored the human side of healthcare, the genetics of cancer, and the importance of building empathy while learning.

SENIOR INTERNSHIPS | SERVICE LEARNING

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Combining individual passions and talents, our students practice self-advocacy, navigate uncharted territory, communicate through a variety of media, and build skills while contributing to their personal growth and their communities.

Serving as a TA at the French American School of Rhode Island, Faythe ’19 interned with the art teacher. Fully immersed in a French-speaking environment, Faythe worked with students ranging in age from three to fourteen, planning and preparing lessons, and designing and painting sets for the school’s year-end dramatic productions.

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Both critical experiences of a Rocky Hill Country Day education, students participate in and develop their own community service goals, however, embedding service as an outcome of projects generated in the classroom allows for deeper learning for all.

After learning about the nutritional, social support, and enrichment needs of sanctuary parrots, the 3rd grade students made toys for the birds out of recycled materials. The sanctuary, Foster Parrots, is using their creations to support the healthy development of their animals.

SOCIAL INNOVATION

Students focus their passions on building a better future for all, understanding that their efforts can have a direct and positive impact on the world. Social innovation is the intersection of Impact, Value, & Growth of an idea or organization.

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The Empty Bowls Project delivered value from student learning to develop a replicable service that can grow. Students generated impact for a local food pantry by developing nutritious recipes for those utilizing the pantry in this interdisciplinary study of poverty and food insecurity. Art teacher, Rachel Armentano received the Rhode Island Art Education Association’s Middle School-Level Art Educator of the Year for 2015.

CONTACT US

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Rocky Hill Country Day School

530 Ives Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Phone: 401.884.9070
Fax: 401.885.4985