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Cory family
R. Kaufmann

I have known Matt and Alicia Cory for quite a while, and I thought I knew the answer to the question I was about to ask them, but I posed it to them anyway.

“Why are you at RCLS?”

“Small class sizes, the quality of the education, and breadth of programming” Matt announced, definitively and without hesitation.

It's not an easy thing to transfer kids from one school to another, so I couldn't believe it was as easy as that. It turns out, there is a whole lot of significance to each of those reasons.

Read More about Finding a Place for All: A Cory Story
RCLS alumni at the Witte wedding
R.Kaufmann

On their first day of kindergarten at RCLS in 2001, Micaela Rud and Nathan Witte and their parents faced the start of their school careers like all young families do: a little nervous, a little excited, and with a whole lot of anticipation––hopes and dreams, if you will––about what their school years would bring. Now, 17 years later, Micaela and Nathan are a newly married couple, who paused in their academic pursuits just long enough to reflect on the foundation they received at RCLS, a place where they learned to learn, love, and believe.

Read More about Great Things Begin in Great Places
girl reading book in library
R. Kaufmann

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, fewer than 40 percent of American 4th graders are proficient readers. While some of these students wrestle to overcome legitimate learning challenges, the likelihood of outcomes for the rest of this population of students is troubling. Can’t we do better?

“Better” is exactly what we try to do at RCLS. Read on to learn about some of strategies that teachers employ to create a culture of literacy.

Read More about A Culture of Literacy