8:00AM MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Students begin each morning with a five minute mindfulness meditation practice.
Students engage in educational activities to encourage skills development.
8:25AM MORNING MEETING
Teachers lead students in a daily meeting to discuss their goals for the day.
In a workshop format, students focus on shared, guided, and independent reading techniques.
Students study Mandarin as a primary language five days a week.
Each week, students rotate through a variety of classes with expert teachers in such areas as science, music, visual arts, library, wellness, performing arts, life skills, and media.
Students enjoy organic, nutritious lunches prepared by the renowned Ross Café, followed by time to play and socialize.
1:15PM WRITER'S WORKSHOP
Beginning in kindergarten, students practice the different stages of the writing process and continue to develop the craft and mechanics of writing from grade to grade.
2:00PM CULTURAL HISTORY
Cultural history lessons provide the foundation of the Ross pedagogy, and are integrated with all other Specials classes to engage students in a holistic view of the world and their place in it.
Frequently integrated with cultural history, mathematics instruction strives to instill number sense and math skills in a developmentally appropriate progression.
3:05PM AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS (optional)
Students can extend their day at Ross by participating in an eclectic and extensive series of after-school enrichment opportunities, such as robotics, horseback riding lessons, animation, and theater.