In honor of the upcoming National Teacher Week, Ross News sat down with Linda Hanrahan, math instructor and 10th grade team leader. Linda joined Ross School in 1998 and has been present for many of the institution’s most significant evolutionary moments: the development of the campus, the transition to a co-educational student body, and the transition to being an international boarding school.Read More
As part of Ross School’s celebration of National Library Month, award-winning author Susan Verde visited Ross Lower and Middle School students. Susan is the parent of three Ross students and the author of several children’s books, including The Museum, You and Me, The Water Princess, and I Am Yoga.Read More
Academy Award–winning filmmaker Doug Blush held a workshop on campus this week for students who attended the 2018 Field Academy course in Bali. The purpose of the travel study was to challenge students to document their experiences through photo and video.Read More
Ross School held a daylong teach-in in support of the National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools last Friday, April 20, joining more than 2,500 schools nationwide in peaceful protest. The event followed the National School Walkouts on March 14 and the March for Our Lives on March 24, and it is the third national mobilization since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.Read More
This week, students who participated in Field Academy trips earlier in the year created exhibits about their experiences to be displayed in the Ross Gallery, on the Upper School campus. Field Academy is a mini-term that offers the opportunity for students and teachers to travel and work intensively on group and individual projects during the three weeks between Winter and Spring Terms.Read More
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Carl Brandl serves as Ross School’s interim director of Student Support Services, where he works with Upper School students. Prior to joining Ross last year, Carl worked as a guidance counselor in Sag Harbor schools. He also continues to operate a private practice.Read More
Congratulations on reaching the end of the college admissions road! Accepting a college’s enrollment package may feel like the final step in a process that has consumed your junior and senior years, but your work is not yet done. Before putting up your feet and submitting to senioritis, complete these tasks for a successful end to your senior year.Read More
Ross School’s Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team announced plans to consolidate its student body on one campus for the 2018–2019 academic year, fulfilling the vision of Ross School founder Courtney Sale Ross of a single, unified learning community. Beginning this summer, all Ross students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 will occupy the school’s East Hampton campus.Read More
For 30 minutes this week, Ross School’s Lower School campus was nearly silent. Students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Multi-Purpose Room, where they engaged in independent reading for pleasure in honor of Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R) Day.Read More
The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, a Buddhist monk and visiting professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, returned to Ross School this week to share his message of compassion with the Ross community. Lama Tenzin’s visit each year offers students the opportunity to learn more about the principles of Buddhist philosophy, including the importance of mindfulness, meditation, and acting with compassion.Read More
For eight-year-old Logan Tarlow ’27, helping others to heal is second nature. Last week, he shared with his classmates at the Lower School his experiences generating awareness and raising money for the residents of Rincón, Puerto Rico, who continue to struggle in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Maria.Read More
“Meaningful exploration” is the phrase Kinara Flagg ’02 uses to describe the path she has taken to discovering her life’s work in service of others. As a lawyer with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement section, Kinara works to remedy the injustices people have faced at the hand of landlords, predatory lenders, and others. Yet that path Kinara was one rife with twists and turns, all of which she took in stride on the way to a rewarding and personally fulfilling career.Read More
Ross School is celebrating record contributions to the 2017–2018 Annual Fund. Donor participation has grown across all divisions, and we’ve raised more than triple the amount contributed this time last year.
The Annual Fund provides vital support to the entire Ross School experience, and it benefits every student and faculty member on campus. Annual giving funds programming like our unique, integrated curriculum; innovative project-based learning experiences like Field Academy and Senior Project; delicious and seasonal Café offerings; and well-appointed, curriculum-inspired learning spaces. Without the generosity of our donors, none of our work would be possible. We extend our deepest gratitude to them.
So far donor contributions for 2017–2018 have reached $643,812, and we still need to raise $196,188 in order to meet this year’s goal. Large thermometer signs are present on both campuses and will be updated regularly to keep you apprised of our progress.
Click here to learn more about annual giving or to make a tax-deductible donation.
This week, pre-nursery students staged a musical production of Goldilocks and the Five Bears, marking the conclusion of their study of winter. Since December, the students have been exploring changes to the environment and animal life during the winter months. The play serves as an integrated project—synthesizing material learned from the Cultural History, World Languages, Science, Mathematics, Visual Arts, Wellness, and Performing Arts domains—and offers the students a chance to showcase what they’ve learned.Read More
So you’ve taken standardized tests, secured faculty recommendations, written a stellar personal essay, and submitted your completed college application materials. What if the response you receive from the school of your choice is neither an admission or rejection? What if, like thousands of students each year, you find yourself in collegiate purgatory: on the waitlist? While many resources offer students tips on the best chance at getting off the waitlist (links included at the end of this post), this article focuses specifically on coping with act of waiting.Read More
Ross School Nursery students were proud to present their recent production of Owl Babies, a live adaptation of Martin Waddell’s popular children’s book. The story tells the plight of baby owl siblings Percy, Bill, and Sarah, who awake to find that their parents have left them and anxiously await their return.Read More
The Ross School motto, “Know Thyself in Order to Serve,” is deeply ingrained into the student experience. Service learning, or the experience of learning through helping others, is one of the ways students cultivate interpersonal skills, a sense of empathy, and an understanding of their ability to make a difference in the world around them.Read More
Ross sixth grade students culminated their studies of Ancient Greece by staging performances of two popular Greek tragedies, Sophocles’ Antigone and Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis. Antigone recounts the experiences of the title character (the daughter of Oedipus) and her sister, who endeavor to provide a proper burial for their brother in defiance of the decrees of King Creon. Iphigenia in Aulis covers the aftermath of Agamemnon’s decision to sacrifice his eldest daughter to please the goddess Artemis in advance of his fleet’s invasion of Troy.Read More