The Upper School helps students pursue their passions within a varied and demanding academic program that prepares them for higher learning and supports their development as whole people — mind, body, and spirit.
Upper School coursework is modern, real-world, and relevant, so it is authentic for every student’s future. Over four years, students tackle real challenges, collaborate on important projects, do independent research, and participate in signature experiences, all of which help each student to become a Navigator, Critical Thinker, Citizen, and Communicator who is Innovative, Self-Aware, Ethical, and Globally Minded.
Our students mature into individuals who are prepared with the tools they need for the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional demands of college and life in a changing world.
Upper School Division Head
BA, Brandeis University
MEd, University of Massachusetts
Rocky Hill Country Day is the first school in Rhode Island to participate in Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common project. With its vision of “a world in which children learn to care about others and the common good, treat people well day to day, come to understand and seek fairness and justice, and do what is right even at times at a cost to themselves” and the belief “that young people with these capacities will become community members and citizens who can strengthen our democracy, mend the fractures that divide us, and create a more caring, just world,” MCC is the perfect match for Rocky Hill Country Day’s mission. We are extremely proud to have the only two students in Rhode Island, of only 25 nationwide, to be selected for the 2018-19 Student Advisory Board.
The Student Competencies
At Rocky Hill Country Day School, we inspire each student to become a...
Learns with nimbleness, adaptability, perseverance, and resilience, with a curious and self-directed approach.
Asks meaningful questions, gains knowledge, and challenges research, analysis, and interpretation to evaluate evidence, arguments, and beliefs.
Seeks ways to model good citizenship through kindness and respect for others, and serves as a responsible, engaged member of the community.
Skillfully expresses ideas in many modalities for a variety of audiences and is a poised and resourceful communicator.
A bold thinker, generating new and creative ideas, willing to take risks to solve complex problems, individually and as part
of a group.
A confident observer who understands their personal strengths and is attentive to their needs, empathetic to others, and honors their health and well-being.
An honest member of the community who speaks with integrity and has a focus on social responsibility.
An open-minded individual who values diversity and different perspectives with an understanding of global issues.
E2 | EMBEDDED ENTREPRENEURS
Startup founders help students develop the Rocky Hill Country Day Student Competencies through modeling the entrepreneurial process.
IIR | INNOVATOR-IN-RESIDENCE
Innovators and artists from all sectors encourage students to connect big picture themes to classroom content using an interdisciplinary approach.
Rocky Hill Country Day collaborates with local and global organizations to enhance the learning experience and provide the real-world context necessary for deep learning.
CLUBS & TRIPS
Students collaborate with faculty to design clubs based on their passions and interests which develops their leadership and organizational skills.
Each year, the Community Service Coordinator organizes initiatives directly affecting the greater community. These are undertaken on a regular basis, usually through classroom or advisory projects.
Rocky Hill Country Day School believes that the educational outcomes of its students are directly dependent upon the active recognition, support, and fostering of the student body’s diverse backgrounds.