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We inspire genuine effort: true effort ignites the courage to succeed.

We believe in kindness, honesty, and respect; we believe, AND every day we practice our School values in a multitude of scenarios. When we are aligned with our core values, we are prepared to bravely conquer hard things. At Rumsey, the revelation of achievement is our reward for genuine—from within—effort.

“One of the first things I noticed when I walked through campus was the professional atmosphere and the confidence that exudes from the faculty and staff. It's obvious that the School has a mission and a plan for all children and that promise is supported by the curriculum and the staff.” Suzanne Blaicher, P '23

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Campus Visits

Monday through Friday
We would love to show you around our campus! Please contact to schedule a student-led tour. You'll have the opportunity to meet with the admission team, ask questions, and tell us about your child.

Steps to Enroll at Rumsey Hall

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At Rumsey, you'll find a welcoming and vibrant community filled with remarkable teachers and talented students in grades pre-kindergarten through nine. When you step foot on our campus, you'll immediately notice the natural beauty of the rural location. You’ll feel the vitality and welcoming spirit of over 300 students learning and living in 32 buildings on 231 acres in our school that values honesty, kindness, and respect

Read our Viewbook

Welcome, New Students!

New Student Welcome 24-25

I am Louis Thomas, Class of ‘24. When I first arrived at Rumsey as an 8th grader, having spent my entire educational journey at a New York City school, I was nervous and excited about the transition. Despite my initial apprehension, it took me just two weeks to settle into life at Rumsey. 

Read More about New Student Welcome 24-25

The pursuit of genuine effort extends beyond our students

From our leadership to our teachers, we imagine innovative ways to teach academic, athletic, and life values to our students. Then, we strive with that 'Rumsey Effort' to create channels for each child to grow without bound.

When we engage with people in our dorms, we learn communication skills that forge meaningful relationships.

Boarding at Rumsey

When we are guided with compassion, we learn that we are ready to impact our world.

Our Kindies Program