An important extension of the classroom, the Jamie Gardener Garden Classroom provides hands-on learning opportunities.
- 4th graders tend their Three Sisters garden as American colonists and Native Americans did.
- Lower schoolers practice mindfulness as they design and build a Zen Garden.
- Middle schoolers grow kale and lettuce to be used by the dining service staff.
Our unique location on Narragansett Bay allows our students to learn on the water.
- 5th grade engineers test their skills in the Cardboard Boat Regatta.
- Ancient history students role play and team build in kayaks.
- Upper Schoolers extract microplastics for their experimental design capstone.
Land of Fires Nature Trail
Our 1.5 mile-long Land of Fires nature trail winds its way through woodlands, salt marsh, and beaches along the shore of Potowomut Neck.
- Art students experience plein air painting.
- Middle School students track the spread of invasive species.
- Upper School students monitor one of RI’s three terrapin turtle populations.
The Idea Lab fosters 21st-century learning and creative team brainstorming by leveraging
- Steelcase mobile furniture
- using rolling and wall-mounted whiteboards
- cutting-edge projection capabilities
Harkness™ Discussion Tables
Convening around the Harkness™ table allows every student a front row seat to develop
- appropriate listening skills
- an appreciation for civil discourse
Greenhouse & Science Labs
Rocky Hill Country Day’s commitment to authentic scientific inquiry reveals itself through
- student-designed experiments in our greenhouse
- forensics and bioethics analysis in the lab
- the movement from concept to reality in our maker space
Flexible seating improves students’ attention, collaboration, and desire to learn by providing
- student choice
- improved sensory input
- physical health and comfort
Our unique Upper School meeting space offers
- inspiring space for individual and collaborative student work
- our supportive “Wall of Awesome”
- organic opportunity for meaningful discussions