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.

RHCD students are building competencies in thinking critically, navigating the world ethically, and communicating intentionally in order to discover their full selves and use their wisdom for good. 

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

Magnificent Waterfront Property

Diverse Student Population

34 RI Communities Represented

5:1

Student to
Faculty Ratio

$4.8 MIL

Need-Based Financial Assistance Granted

100%

College Matriculation

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

RHCD Our Legacy - Image of Rocky Hill Hopelands from early 1900s

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 expansive waterfront campus.

OUR MISSION

Inspiring each other to  discover our full selves
and use our wisdom for good.

RHCD Our Mission - Rocky Hill students reading outside
RHCD - Our Experience Student working on a project on a dry erase board

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 WATERFRONT
THE CLASSROOM

OPPORTUNITIES

CLUBS
Students collaborate with faculty to design clubs based on their passions and interests which develops their leadership and organizational skills.
TRIPS
Students in grades 7-12 take trips designed to further their academic and social-emotional growth. Current multi-day trips include Nature's Classroom, Quebec, and hiking and backpacking excursions.
SERVICE
LEARNING
Service learning is the practice of integrating relevant service work into academic courses, allowing students to connect knowledge and theory to practice. A key component of service learning is reflection. At RHCD, students participate in both service learning and community service opportunities, the latter often being a one-time experience.
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.
Why RHCD | Health & Wellness - Student practicing mindful meditation

HEALTH & WELLNESS

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 outdoors, and programs such as advisory, Responsive Classroom®, and Developmental Designs™ 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 support they need.

COLLEGE COUNSELING

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

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.
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