The month marks the end of an era for Ross School as beloved Assistant Dean of Students Greg Drossel retires after 21 years of service to our community. Though education was the last field in which Greg expected to find himself, a series of chance encounters ultimately led him to Ross, a place that engaged many of his greatest interests.Read More
Ross School celebrated the close of the 2017–2018 school year with multiple moving-up ceremonies this week, which were held to commemorate students’ passage from one grade to another. All of the ceremonies presented opportunities for students, faculty, staff, families, and friends to reflect upon the year’s achievements.Read More
On June 11, Ross School’s Class of 2018 transitioned from students to alumni at the school’s 18th annual commencement exercises. Friends and family from around the world gathered in the Center for Well-Being to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class.Read More
On Sunday, June 3, Ross School celebrated the contributions of its founder, Courtney Sale Ross, in advance of her transition to a new role as Trustee Emeritus. More than 400 members of the Ross community attended the gathering, including alumni, parents, current students, and special guests. The focus of the event was reflecting upon the ways in which Mrs. Ross impacted their lives and global education over the last 27 years.Read More
Ross Upper School students took the stage this week for the school’s spring theater production, Crunch Time: A Musical Revue. Featuring excerpts from timeless classics like Into the Woods, Les Misérables, and Godspell, as well as contemporary shows such as Hamilton, School of Rock, and La La Land, the young entertainers kept audiences on the edge of their seats.Read More
This week, we have the opportunity to celebrate members of our community who have a tremendous impact on our daily lives: school nurses. Since 1972, National School Nurse Appreciation Day has recognized the contributions of campus medical providers to foster greater awareness of the impact of their work. Through their care, early intervention, and advocacy, more than 95,000 school nurses nationwide make it possible for students to fully access their education.Read More
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
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
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