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  • Milton School serves students from kindergarten through fifth grade. The school is located in the lovely Sound Shore community of Rye, New York approximately 25 miles north of New York City. The school and community are steeped in a rich historical and cultural tradition. Milton was the first mainland area of Rye to be settled. The Coes, Studwells, Disbrows, and Budds were the original settlers of the early Milton community of the 1660's and 1670's. The Timothy Knapp House, located at the corner of Milton Road and Rye Beach Avenue, was the site of the original Thomas Studwell dwelling.

    Milton School alumni are noted for their accomplishments and community service. Many families have had several generations of children attend our school. Three of our illustrious alumnae are Barbara Bush, former First Lady, Courtenay Becker-Dey, class of 1975 and Olympic Champion, and Dr. David M. Lee co-shared the Nobel prize in physics in 1996 for the discovery of super fluidity in helium III.

    Milton School is known for its rigorous academic program within a warm, nurturing, environment. Visitors to the school often comment on the friendly, caring ambience they experience as they meet our students, faculty, staff and parents. Our school philosophy centers on respect for oneself, peers, learning and the school environment.

    Milton School was awarded two Blue Ribbons for academic excellence based on the performance of our students. Our school/home partnership is critical to our success. The Milton School parent body is highly supportive of our endeavors. The Parent Teacher Organization provides a comprehensive Cultural Arts Program, a Teacher Assistance Program, and a host of educational field trips and morning and after school clubs. Parents, teachers, and administration also collaborate on our Excellence Team.  We are proud of our students' academic success, athletic prowess, musical and artistic talents, and good citizenship. We invite you to visit us!

District News

  • RCSD July Community Update: 7/23/21

    I hope you and your families are having a wonderful summer! Back to School: I’ve been hearing from quite a few of you asking about what school will look like in the fall. The simple answer is that we’re not entirely sure. We have not received any guidance from the State as of yet; we are hopeful that they will issue some soon. I can tell you that we are expecting and planning that our schools will be fully open with no remote programming. As soon as we receive any information, I will communicate that out to the community.

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  • Revised Guidelines Affecting Summer School

    The District has received updated guidance from the Department of Health relevant to summer school. Effective immediately, the online daily health screening questionnaire will no longer be required prior to students or faculty/staff entering a school building. However, we are still requiring that everyone continue to monitor their health status prior to entering a school building and stay home when appropriate.

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  • RCSD June Superintendent's Bulletin

    Please read the RCSD June Superintendent's Bulletin here.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 6/25/21

    Phew. We made it. While I have enjoyed sending these weekly missives to the community, I have most certainly not enjoyed the driving force behind them. I believe that you will not be hearing from me nearly as often next year. However, I do intend to continue with frequent District-wide communications.

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  • Summer Padlet Activities for Elementary Students

    We hope that you and your families are well. As we begin to look towards the start of summer, we wanted to make you aware of the virtual resources that will be available after the close of school on June 25th.

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  • RCSD Summer Programs

    The Rye City School District is offering three programs to support learning to begin in the summer 2021. The following is a description of each program, including process for student selection and program design:

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  • RCSD Community Update: 6/18/21

    Thank you to the many of you who turned out for the Class of 2021 graduation float parade this past Sunday. It was a beautiful day and the seniors had a terrific time. Thank you to the Rye Police Department for the traffic assistance and to the Fire and Police Departments for the emergency vehicles that participated in the parade.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 6/11/21

    I hope everyone will turn out in droves this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for the Class of 2021 graduation float parade. The 10-float parade starts at the train station, makes its way down Purchase Street, winds its way around Fireman’s Circle, then proceeds down Milton Road before ending in front of the High School on Parsons Street. We hope the whole community will come out to cheer on our seniors.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 6/4/21

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. As the school year begins to wind down, we have much to celebrate and be thankful for.

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