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  • Welcome and thank you for visiting the Osborn School web site.  Osborn School is an exceptional school within the reputable Rye City School District.   It was established in 1957 as one of three elementary schools in the beautiful community of Rye, New York, which is a small suburban community on the Long Island Sound, approximately 20 miles north of New York City.  We pride ourselves on being a neighborhood school, which serves kindergarten through fifth grade. We are a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a model educational organization that demonstrates a strong commitment to educational excellence for all students.

    The Osborn School campus sits on 3 acres of land, which is surrounded by playgrounds, playing fields and gardens also known as our outdoor classrooms. Our current enrollment is approximately 600 students and we have a faculty of 70 full time and part time members. The architecture and décor of Osborn School is traditional, which provides a true child-centered and community feel.  We have an auditorium which is used to hold school assemblies, music performances and community events; a center courtyard with a Japanese garden, fish pond and outdoor reading area; an exterior courtyard with fruit and vegetable gardens maintained by the children; a large gymnasium for physical and health education; a computer lab with 25 desk top computers, iPads and other mobile devices; a library with thousands of fiction and nonfiction texts for students, educators and parents; and 31 grade-level classrooms, as well as over 10 additional classrooms for studies in music, art and Spanish. There is a feeling of enthusiasm, passion, energy and a sense of community as you enter Osborn School. 

    The high quality of education at Osborn School has been achieved by a dedicated and caring faculty, staff and parent organization.  During all times of the year our hallways are filled with student artwork and written pieces that align with the New York State Common Core Learning Standards.  In all of our classrooms you will find educators promoting student inquiry, conceptual learning, discussion and academic risk-taking in a supportive and nurturing manner.  Throughout our school students, faculty, staff and parents are expected to live the iC.A.R.E. way- demonstrating Concern And Respect Every day.

    Osborn School is extremely privileged to have a diverse population. We have numerous families from all around the world, children and adults with various talents and children with various learning styles.  Osborn School is fortunate and grateful for the educational and social experiences these differences provide the school community. 

    The family/school relationship is a key factor in making Osborn School an outstanding educational institution. Our supportive relationship with our Parent Teacher Organization allows us to work together to provide our children with unique, creative and motivating programs that take them beyond the textbook.

    If you are currently an Osborn family, thank you for your dedication and support of our school.  If you are a prospective family, we encourage you to look around our web site to learn more about our school and contact us if you have any questions.  We would be happy to welcome you into our school community!

District News

  • RCSD Community Update: 2/26/21

    I hope everyone enjoyed a restful, regenerative mid-winter recess given that we are preparing to kick into high gear as we move forward with the District’s reopening plan. Beginning with our youngest learners, students will be returning to full-time, in-person learning starting on March 10. Please see the return timeline from my February 22 reopening communication. Fully-remote learning will still be available for those families who chose it for health or other reasons, but we are transitioning out of the hybrid model. Principals will be holding a series of virtual coffees (alas, you must bring your own java) to answer any questions parents/guardians may have.

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  • RCSD Full Reopening Update: 2/22/21

    I hope you had a good mid-winter break and found ways to have fun, rest, and recharge. There is much to look forward to in the coming weeks in our schools.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 2/12/21

    At most school breaks, we are all usually exhausted and ready for some downtime. I am not sure how to elucidate the feeling that many of us have today as we head off for mid-winter break; COVID-fatigued, screen glazed, or just plain done with all the extraordinary challenges we have been facing for nearly a year. In my community forums this week, I have spoken of the herculean efforts that our faculty, staff, and administration have made over these past months attempting to recreate education, engage children, and deliver the best possible educational program in incredibly challenging circumstances. I am grateful for all that our team has done in the face of such adversity.

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  • Rye High School Students Step Up to Help Rye Residents Make Vaccine Appointments

    An enthusiastic corps of Rye High School students are stepping up to help Rye seniors and other community members who are in need of assistance make online COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Beginning Monday, February 8, a barrage of tech-savvy student volunteers will man an RHS Vaccine Appointment hotline every Monday-Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The number to call is 914-967-6100, ext. 6204. Callers should have their health insurance and all contact information at the ready.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 2/5/21

    At a White House briefing today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced that the CDC will release guidance on school reopenings in the coming week. I will share this information with the community as soon as it is available.

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  • RCSD In-Person and Fully-Remote Survey/Last Night’s BoE Meeting/Reopening Q&As

    Thank you to those of you who were able to attend last night’s Board of Education meeting about the District’s proposed reopening. Unfortunately, the platform that the District uses for Board meetings, Google Meets, automatically caps meeting attendance at 250 on a first-come, first-served basis. We know that many in our community who wanted to watch the meeting were unable to do so, and for that, we apologize most sincerely. A video of the meeting will be posted to the District's website shortly. In the meantime, the presentation slide deck from last night’s meeting is attached for your reference.

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  • RCSD Community Update and COVID Testing Sign-Up Link

    It looks as if Mother Nature may be sending some snow our way on Sunday night into Monday. Please remember that while we might have rain and slush here in comparatively-balmy Rye, there may well be snow and ice on the roads our teachers and staff use to get to work. Also, the extreme cold snap that we are presently enduring will cause snow to rapidly accumulate on roadways. Please keep an eye or ear open for any weather-related announcements. I also post District-related announcements on Twitter @EricByrneRCSD. Feel free to follow me.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 1/22/21

    I am continually impressed by our students and their incredible sense of community as well as their desire to help others. A group of industrious Rye High School students has been working closely with our High School administrative team to develop a plan to support seniors in our community with scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you needed some inspiration or something to brighten your day - this is it. Kudos, kids!

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  • RCSD Community Update: 1/15/21

    The District has seen a marked decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases and in the number of students, faculty, and staff required to quarantine. There have been two positive cases at Rye High School and one at Midland School this week. Only the Midland case required any additional individual people to be quarantined, and, due to the new quarantine guidelines, the number of people required to quarantine as a result was quite small. Our hard work and months of lobbying the Department of Health seem to have paid off, enabling us to quarantine far fewer individuals. For more information about the Westchester County Department of Health’s new quarantine guidelines, see my communication from this Monday by clicking here. I am very hopeful that both of these encouraging new trends will continue.

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