For over 80 years, RCDS has been a warm and friendly educational community where young students work with experienced, caring teachers to master basic skills, explore new ideas, and have fun.
The RCDS experience is completely child-centered – with a positive approach. A student’s day begins with a friendly greeting from our Headmaster at the door and may end with a good-bye hug from a preschool teacher or a pat on the back from a team coach. The words “Kind, Honest, Respectful, and Responsible” are posted all over the campus.
Our rigorous academic schedule is carefully balanced with the creative arts, physical education, and sports; our teachers and students work and play hard together and our days are stimulating and full. A 7:1 student-teacher ratio ensures a personalized program and small classes allow teachers to form personal relationships with every student. Activities are designed to develop each child’s sense of self-worth, to promote good character, and to encourage curiosity about our world. Our students develop their individual styles, discover new talents, and abilities, and build lasting friendships – all in a positive and caring atmosphere.
As you walk through our hallways, you pass groups of friendly teachers and students and classrooms humming with activity. The mood is both purposeful and relaxed as everyone goes about their daily activities. We hope prospective families will call our Admissions Office to schedule a campus tour so they can experience this for themselves.