Over the course of the 2017-2018 school year, the entire Rye Country Day School community collaborated in developing a compiled set of learning outcomes that tie together the School's mission statement, core values, strategic initiatives, and curricular and co-curricular goals. These outcomes are grouped into four domains, character, knowledge, skills, and citizenship, each of which is then expanded into a list of attributes and habits 体育投注开户 students practice. The learning outcomes listed in this portrait are both ambitious and realistic, and they extend across all departments and throughout the 体育投注开户 program, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
The purpose of this document is rooted in a basic concept: agreement on what we want our students to be able to do is necessary if we are to deliver these expected outcomes to the best of our ability. This Portrait of a Graduate provides a cohesive statement of who we are and what we believe, bringing together our existing values and initiatives as both stemming from and contributing to a central vision. This is, notably, a living document. We will amend it as the needs of students evolve, and we will put it to use regularly in the years to come in our teaching, in our strategic initiatives, and in our professional development.
Portrait of a Rye Country Day School Graduate
- Communicate Effectively
- Ways of Thinking
- Growth Mindset & Effective Effort
- Initiative and Follow Through
- Practice empathy and perspective taking.
- Examine local and global issues.
- Show openness and flexibility towards differences in opinion.
- Recognize stereotype and bias.
- Understand communication in intercultural contexts.
- Embrace diversity, understanding its importance.