why rhcd

At Rocky Hill Country Day, our vision is for students to be doing and becoming, emphasizing process over product.  Our school motto “Know Thyself” remains a guiding principle in our approach to fulfilling our mission.

We also inspire each student to become a navigator, critical thinker, citizen, and communicator, who are innovative, self-aware, ethical, and globally-minded and drive these competencies into our curricular and co-curricular endeavors. Similarly, we weave social/emotional development and wellness into the everyday fabric of our community. 

Our students find themselves not only well prepared for college academics and personal independence, but also for wherever their life’s journey takes them.

At Rocky Hill Country Day, our vision is for students to be doing and becoming, emphasizing process over product. In what we view as a post-content approach to education, we inspire each student to become navigators, critical thinkers, citizens, and communicators, who are innovative, self-aware, ethical, and globally-minded.

These competencies drive our curricular and co-curricular endeavors as traditional content provides the vehicle for students’ real-world experiences, meaningful coursework and research, discussion-based classrooms, and individualized and collaborative learning opportunities in all divisions. Believing fully in the mind-heart connection, we weave social/emotional development and wellness into the everyday fabric of our community. Our students find themselves not only well prepared for college academics and personal independence, but also for wherever their life’s journey takes them.

RHCD AT A GLANCE

1934

ROCKY HILL SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED

Average
Class Size: 14

84 Acre Waterfront Property

DIVERSE STUDENT POPULATION

33 RI COMMUNITIES REPRESENTED

5:1

Student to
Faculty Ratio

RECEIVED NEED-BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

100%

College Marticulation

FACULTY WITH A POST GRADUATE DEGREE

MORE THAN 90 FIELD TRIPS A YEAR

46 ATHLETICS
CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE PAST 10 YEARS

24

UPPER SCHOOL STUDENT-RUN CLUBS

1934

ROCKY HILL SCHOOL
WAS FOUNDED

AVERAGE
CLASS SIZE:14

84 ACRE
WATERFRONT
PROPERTY

DIVERSE
STUDENT
POPULATION

33 RI COMMUNITIES
REPRESENTED

5:1

STUDENT TO
FACULTY RATIO

100%

College
Marticulation

RECEIVED NEED-BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

FACULTY WITH A POST GRADUATE DEGREE

MORE THAN 90
FIELD TRIPS A YEAR

46 ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE PAST 10 YEARS

24

UPPER SCHOOL STUDENT-RUN CLUBS

OUR LEGACY

With one foot firmly rooted in our heritage and the other in our future, we have chosen to restore our name to Rocky Hill Country Day School, a name that best captures the rigorous, progressive, student-centered education taking place on our 84-acre waterfront campus.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to educate the whole child—mind, body, and spirit. As a school community, we encourage students to become global citizens and lifelong learners, guiding them as they strive for knowledge and self-awareness.

OUR EXPERIENCE

We offer students a diverse education that prepares them to be bold learners, ready to navigate a complex and changing world. Students thrive in an environment that provides real-world experiences, meaningful coursework, and individualized and collaborative learning opportunities.

LEARNING SPACES

INDOOR SPACES
OUTDOOR SPACES

LEARNING SPACES

THE CLASSROOM
THE WATERFRONT
LEARNING SPACE 1
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LEARNING SPACE 2
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LEARNING SPACES

LEARNING SPACE 3
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LEARNING SPACE 4
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OPPORTUNITIES

CLUBS
Students collaborate with faculty to design clubs based on their passions and interests which develops their leadership and organizational skills.
TRIPS
Each year, our students and teachers select trips that are driven by student interest and are identified as places that elevate the learning experience.
COMMUNITY
SERVICE
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.
ATHLETICS
Our athletic programs operate within the framework of The Mariner Way – a philosophy centered on resiliency, effort, and pride. Every practice, every game, every team trip, every workout – we do things The Mariner Way.
ARTS
Rocky Hill Country Day has a robust preschool-grade 12 performing arts program. Problem solving and creative learning encourages students to connect visual knowledge to other subjects and respond with originality, understanding, flexibility, and imagination.
INNOVATION
At Rocky Hill Country Day School, innovation is a mindset and begins with creating a culture of risk-taking. 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.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Our mission is to educate the whole child – mind, body, and spirit. We incorporate health and wellness education into our students’ daily lives. We recognize the connection between academic success and social-emotional growth, using mindfulness, health education, the Responsive Classroom®, Developmental Designs™, and a strong advisory program in order to promote safe, healthy, and happy lives for our students and faculty. 

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

The ACE program is tailored to students needs, setting goals and working with parents and teachers to give each child the help they need.

COLLEGE COUSELING

Rocky Hill Country Day’s mission is to educate the whole child—mind, body, and spirit. As a nurturing school community, we encourage our students to become good global citizens and lifelong learners, guiding them as they strive for knowledge and self-awareness.

Through the development of competencies, and fostering self-awareness and advocacy, we encourage our students to define and reach their goals.

BUILDING CONNECTIONS

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EMBEDDED
ENTREPRENEURS
Startup founders help students develop the Rocky Hill Country Day Student Competencies through modeling the entrepreneurial process.
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INNOVATOR-
IN-RESIDENCE
Innovators and artists from all sectors encourage students to connect big picture themes to classroom content using an interdisciplinary approach.
OUR PARTNERS
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.

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