Our mission is to change the way education meets the future; to foster interdisciplinary, integrated thinking and innovative leadership; to engage fully in the global community; and to facilitate lifelong learning.

 
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Brilliant Minds

A school model designed by some of the world’s most brilliant minds.

Ross School’s transformative model of education was created in collaboration with renowned experts and scholars from institutions such as Harvard and MIT. Key among those contributors are the architects of the Ross Spiral Curriculum: poet and historian William Irwin Thompson and mathematician and chaos theorist Ralph Abraham.

 
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Ralph Abraham, PhD

Co-Architect of Ross Spiral Curriculum
Mathematician & Chaos Theorist

 
 
 
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William Irwin Thompson, PhD

Co-Architect of Ross Spiral Curriculum
Cultural Historian & Poet

 
 

Ross collaborates with scholars and experts from around the world

 
 
 
Integration

Interdisciplinarity and Integration Are Central to the Ross Model

 
 

Interdisciplinarity refers to integrated knowledge and modes of thinking from two or more disciplines or fields of study. Students integrate concepts, theories, and methods from multiple disciplines, deepening their understanding of a topic. Students acquire discipline-specific understandings and produce a synthesis across disciplines that allows them to explain concepts and solve problems of greater complexity.

 
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Dynamic Curriculum

Global Cultural History is the core of the Ross Spiral Curriculum. It is constructed as a narrative that charts the evolution of human consciousness and is taught chronologically through the grades at Ross School.

 
 
 
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Learn how integration unfolds in the classroom.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Learning Environment

 

A student’s surroundings have an enormous impact on his or her thinking. Educational environments that value opportunities for inquiry foster a sense of flexibility, curiosity, and experimentation in students.


 

The curriculum is woven into the design of spaces through the use of art and artifacts, which act as a visual and experiential text and are a core component of students’ educational experiences at Ross.

On the Ross campus, buildings and classrooms are intentionally and systematically designed based upon research about how students learn and how our brains develop.

 
 
 
 
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Student & Alumni Testimonials

 
Having access to amazing teachers and amazing professionals makes such a difference in letting students find their voice.
Kinara Flagg
Ross School ’02
Columbia Law School ’11
To have this perspective and mode of thinking really sheds new light onto topics that we’ve looked at in the same way for a very long time.
Kate Nelson
Ross School ’13
Stanford University
Ross was really the greatest factor in who I am now. There’s really no other way to put it. I’ve been places, I’ve met people, experienced things, seen technology, done things that I just never would have been exposed to. I hope that the message, the community, and the vision continue to grow and inspire people worldwide.
Martial Toussant
Ross School ’01
Brown University ’05
If Ross School was not in my life, I would be a completely different person. It taught me how to be independent; it taught me how to go after things that I believe in. I don’t think I would have had those things in my life if it wasn’t for the school.
Nicole Mabey
Ross School ’01
New York University ’05