organizations supporting the district

Rhinebeck Science Foundation

The Rhinebeck Science Foundation seeks to enhance the Rhinebeck Central School District’s curriculum for grades K-12. Working with teachers, administrators and the school board, we will fund programs that use hand-son learning and innovative teaching methods to help students explore their worlds and
connect science, math, engineering and technology to their everyday lives. 

For more information on our programs and getting involved, please contact RSF Board President Jennifer Hammoud at Visit RSF on Facebook or on their website

Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Exchange

The Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Exchange Program offers an opportunity for high school students in our area to spend two weeks with a host family in Germany and see how people in another part of the world live. Two weeks in Germany can’t be measured in days alone. Living in another country and performing music in historic venues where masters like Beethoven lived is an experience only dreamed of by most people. You will only be gone a short while, but the memories will last a lifetime. In addition to performing while on the Exchange, you’ll spend your days sightseeing, exploring the region of Rheinbach, with day trips to Bonn and Cologne, visits to medieval castles and walled cities, and a cruise down the scenic Rhine River. You’ll gain firsthand experience of another culture, learn more about yourself and your country, and make lifelong friends. The following summer, a German student will live with you for two weeks and participate in daily activities in our region planned by the Exchange. If you sing or play a musical instrument, you may be eligible to participate. The Exchange is open to all high school students (including 2017 graduates) as well as middle school students who have completed the 8th grade by June 2017, when the next Exchange travels to Germany. All Exchange students and adult chaperones participate in our chorus and/or band. Since its founding in 1978, over 2,000 students and 800 families have participated in the Exchange, sharing their music, culture and friendship. Come and find out about the Exchange and see if it’s right for you!