Moving to RTM

Moving to Delaware County? Here’s Why You Should Choose the Rose Tree Media School District

Delaware County is truly a special place to live, work and learn. If you have recently moved or are currently moving to our community, welcome! And, if you are interested in enrolling your children in school, we'd like to invite you to learn more about all the Rose Tree Media School District has to offer.

Check out these five great reasons to choose RTMSD:

1. Focus on academic rigor and student success
Rose Tree Media is a destination school district in Delaware County and southeastern Pennsylvania. We offer a broad range of Advanced Placement courses, along with challenging courses that prepare students for college, careers and other opportunities after graduation. We offer a quality education to all students, regardless of their background and socioeconomic status. 

Our schools are safe and secure learning environments that allow students to fully explore their interests, whatever they may be.

2. A welcoming and inclusive place to learn
Rose Tree Media schools are welcoming environments for students, parents, families and members of our community. We take pride in the fact that our students are engaged in the community in many ways, including through community service, volunteering, fundraisers and more.

Ours is a district focused on equity and inclusion. We strive to make every student feel welcome, dignified, respected and heard. Our work of fighting racism and ensuring equitable opportunities for our students is part of our core mission—and the work is ongoing.

3. Talented and experienced teachers and staff
Our teachers and staff are recognized constantly for the high-quality educational experiences they deliver to our students. They are known for their innovation, creativity and use of technology to provide exceptional instruction in and out of the classroom.

The school district currently employs more than 750 teachers and staff, many of whom have advanced degrees. The average teacher in RTMSD possesses 14 years of experience. 

Rose Tree Media is ranked by Niche.com among the top 100 school districts nationwide as the Best Places to Teach in America and as a district with the Best Teachers In America. In Pennsylvania, RTM is ranked #9 statewide as a District with the Best Teachers and #14 as the Best Place to Teach.

4. Exceptional co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities
Our students have access to a wide variety of extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities, including athletics, academic clubs, community service groups, academic competitions and more. Our schools provide students with a well-rounded educational experience that prepares them well for whatever the future may hold. 

When it comes to athletics, students can take part in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, soccer, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling and more.

Clubs and programs at Penncrest High School include National Honor Society, String & Chamber Ensemble, Science Olympiad, International Club, Model UN, Global Scholars, Eco Adventurers, Future Business Leaders of America and Student Council—just to name a few.

At Springton Lake Middle School, students can participate in clubs and activities including applied engineering, art, choir, colorguard, debate, environmental, French, jazz band, multicultural, newspaper, orchestra, PRIDE, Project S.H.I.N.E., Reading Olympics, robotics, SADD, student council, Science Olympiad, Talent Show, video and yearbook. 

Our four elementary schools - Glenwood, Indian Lane, Media and Rose Tree - offer numerous activities and clubs as well. These include arts and crafts, band and orchestra, board games, chess, chorus, EnviroChallenge, gardening, intramural sports, Reading Olympics, student council, and volunteering.

5. Commitment to students’ social-emotional health
Rose Tree Media schools are a place where all children are made to feel they belong. We develop the necessary life skills and emotional intelligence in all students to support leading meaningful and fulfilling lives. 

Using a social-emotional-ethical framework, we develop self-awareness, compassion for self and others, self-regulation, and building skills for community and global engagement. We teach our students to be inclusive and accepting—by first making them feel included and accepted.

Choose RTMSD for your family 
To register your student(s) in a RTMSD school, visit our Registration page. If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Connie Cotumaccio at ccotumaccio@rtmsd.org.