Important Ross School Contacts



Anja Abney

Director of Residential Life and International Student Services



Junellen Tiska

Director of Academics



Rose Smith

School Nurse



Katrina Cunningham

Accounts Receivable


International Students

Field Academy



Anja Abney 

Director of Residential Life and International Student Services


Alexis Martino

Dean of Field Academy


Jason Warnick

Director of Advancement and Enrollment


Andi O'Hearn

Head of Advancement and Operations


Student Support Services 

College Counseling 


Carl Brandl

Director of Student Support Services


Andi O'Hearn

Head of Advancement and Operations


Colleen Warnick

Dean of Students, High School


Chris Engel

Dean of Students, Middle School




Bill O'Hearn

Head of School and Head of High School


Jeanette Tyndall

Head of Lower School and Middle School


Andi O'Hearn

Head of Advancement and Operations


Junellen Tiska

Director of Academics



Residential Life

Jason Warnick

Director of Advancement and Enrollment


Carolyn Lyons

Senior Associate Director of Admissions


Anja Abney 

Director of Residential Life and International Student Services


April Bellizio

Assistant Director of Residential Life




The Portal page provides links to important Ross School community resources including grades, schedules and reports, calendars, contact lists, Blackboard, college applications, library resources and field academy updates.

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Guide to The Hamptons





Bank of America

14 Newtown Lane

East Hampton, NY 11937

Bridgehampton National Bank

55 Main Street

East Hampton, NY 11937

Additional branches located in Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton.



Health Centers

East Hampton Urgent Care

470 Montauk Highway

East Hampton, NY 11937

GoHealth Urgent Care

2044 Montauk Highway 

Bridgehampton, NY 11932




38 Pantigo Road

East Hampton, NY 11937


2044 Montauk Highway 

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Montauk Point Lighthouse, Montauk, NY

Shopping Center

Bridgehampton Commons

2044 Montauk Highway 

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Outdoor shopping center with department store (Kmart), supermarket, pharmacy, urgent care center, AT&T and Verizon stores, clothing stores, beauty and accessories stores, school/office supply store, hair and nail salons, and casual dining options.




Tech and Mobile 

Go Wireless Verizon Retailer — Cell phones, wireless plans, and mobile accessories.

2044 Montauk Highway, #60

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Geek Hampton —Computer and cell phone support services, including mobile phone screen repair, plus computer and phone accessories.

34 Bay Street

Sag Harbor, NY 11963






Main Beach, 104 Ocean Avenue, East Hampton* 

Atlantic Beach, Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett*

Indian Wells Beach, Indian Wells Road, Amagansett

Hither Hills State Park, 164 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk*

Foster Memorial (Long) Beach, 1000 Long Beach Rd, Sag Harbor*

Gibson Beach, 239 Gibson Lane, Sagaponack

Sagg Main Beach, 315 Sagg Main St., Sagaponack*

Flying Point Beach, 1055 Flying Point Rd, Southampton 

* Daily parking permits available for purchase during summer season


The Clubhouse, East Hampton

Hiking and Nature

Long Pond Greenbelt Preserve, Bridgehampton

Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Sag Harbor

Hither Hills State Park, Montauk

Linda Gronlund Memorial Nature Preserve, East Hampton

Montauk County Park (formerly known as Theodore Roosevelt County Park), Montauk






Service to/from New York City

Long Island Railroad



Ted's Taxi Service

(631) 324-2003

East End Transportation

(631) 324-8800

Note: Uber and Lyft Service Also Available in Area


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Dates to Remember


If you are a parent of a new boarding student, please send your child’s flight and travel information to Anja Abney, Director of Residential Life and International Student Services at

We invite you to a New Boarding and Day Parent Welcome Reception after dinner with the boarders at 6:15PM on Monday, September 9, in the Senior Building.

Monday, September 9: New Boarding Students Arrive

12:30–2:00PM Lunch Available, Ross School Café

1:00PM–4:00PM Orientation Welcome Tables, Great Hall, Center for Well-Being

3:15PM Visit the Boarding Houses

5:00PM Boarding Student Dinner, Ross School Café

6:15PM New Boarding and Day Parent Welcome Reception, Senior Building

Tuesday, September 10: New Boarding and Day Student Orientation

8:30AM Breakfast and Introduction to the Ross Café for New Boarding and Day Students, Ross School Café, Center for Well-Being

9:30AM–5:00PM Orientation and Testing for New Boarding and Day Students. Please bring plug-in headphones with a 3.5mm connection—no air pods or bluetooth headphones.

1:30–5:00PM Returning Boarding Students Arrive, Great Hall, Center for Well-Being

5:15PM Boarding Student Dinner, Ross School Café, Center for Well-Being

Wednesday, September 11: Retreats for Faculty and Students

8:00AM All Students Report to the Great Hall, Center for Well-Being

8:30AM Grade Level Retreats. You will receive an email from your grade level Team Leaders about the retreats and materials needed for the school year.

Thursday, September 12: First Day of Regular Classes FOR High School

This year, classes will begin at 8:00AM and continue until 3:45PM, Monday through Friday.

All students are welcome to eat breakfast beginning at 7:15AM before school starts. 

For safety reasons, all day students being driven to school must be dropped off in the Center for Well-Being traffic loop by 7:45AM each day. 

All bus traffic goes to the bus loop near the athletic fields so there is ample space for all day students in the front of the building.

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Bus Info for Students Living West of the Canal

In order to continue to provide a free bus for those of you who live west of the canal, we have arranged with Montauk Bus to provide transportation to school in the morning, home at 4:00PM, as well as late buses that will leave campus at 6:00PM. The schedule will be as follows:

Morning Run

5:55AM King Kullen, Center Moriches

6:20AM Panera Bread, Hampton Bays

6:30AM Tuckahoe Elementary School, Southampton

Afternoon Run

Students leave campus at 4:00PM giving them a few minutes to end classes and gather their things. This will be one bus and it will make the following stops:

4:30/4:35PM Tuckahoe Elementary School, Southampton

4:45PM Panara Bread, Hampton Bays

5:10PM King Kullen, Center Moriches

Late Bus

Three buses will leave campus at 6:00PM. Anja Abney, Director of Residential Life, will be at the buses to help the students get on the correct bus. The stops will be as follows:

6:45PM Tuckahoe Elementary School, Southampton

6:55PM Panera Bread, Hampton Bays

7:10PM King Kullen, Center Moriches 


If you’d like to utilize any of these bus routes, please fill out the below form:

Parent Name *
Parent Name
Student Name *
Student Name
Bus Route *
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Important Information for International Students


Health Insurance

In accordance to U.S. Federal regulations, and in compliance with University policy, all international students holding an F–1 or J–1 student visa are required to enroll in the Ross School International Student Injury and Sickness Plan. Because the United States does not operate on a socialized medical scale, this plan provides essential health coverage for students during their time at Ross.

Please note the following:

> International students will be automatically enrolled and billed for the Ross School Student Health Insurance Plan through their Ross School account.

> No international health insurance policies or travel insurance will be accepted in lieu of the Ross School Student Health Insurance Plan.



Arrival Information

According to immigration regulations, students may arrive in the United States no more than thirty (30) days prior to the start date listed in section #5 of their I-20. 



Airport information

John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) Airports – Approximately 2.5 hours travel time to Ross School

Newark Airport (EWR) – Approximately 3.5 hours travel time to Ross School.



Student Visa Information

You should apply for your student visa well in advance of the date you will arrive in the U.S. The summer period is very busy at the U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, and it is important for you to have your visa in time to arrive and begin orientation in September. Appointments are now mandatory for all student visas, and some U.S. embassies and consulates require that appointments be made at least four to eight weeks in advance.

While the visa requirements vary from country to country, at a minimum, students will need the following:

> Form I-20 (F-1 students) issued by Ross School.

> Proof of sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses for one year.

Please review these 10 Points to Remember When Applying for a Student Visa and prepare well in advance before your visa appointment.

Please note that you should not enter the United States on a visitor’s visa (B–1 or B–2) and expect to change status in the U.S. This is extremely difficult.

Visit the U.S. Department of State website to locate the embassy or consulate near you and for information on waiting times for student visa appointments.




Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a national database that allows the United States government to track and monitor various events during your program of study. Xavier University is required to provide information through SEVIS, such as the local address, enrollment status (enrolled or not enrolled), and dates of study for students in F–1 and J–1 status.

F–1 and J–1 students must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee before applying for a visa. The current rates as well as payment of the SEVIS fee can be done on the SEVIS website (preferred option) or by mail.

Please note that credit card payments of the SEVIS Fee can not be accepted for the following countries:

> Ghana

> Gambia

> Kenya

> Nigeria

> Cameroon

For additional details on SEVIS and the SEVIS fee, access the SEVIS website.



Visa Delay or Visa Denial

The majority of Ross School students will be successful in obtaining their student visas. Despite this, a small number of students may have their visa applications denied. If your visa is denied you may reapply for the visa within a 12-month period without having to pay the SEVIS fee again.



2019–2020 International Student Injury and Sickness Plan for Ross School



Who is eligible to enroll?

All international students attending a private secondary school registered for credit courses are eligible and must be enrolled in the plan on a hard waiver basis. Students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased or actively attend a school sponsored camp or program. The company maintains its right to investigate student status and attendance records to verify that the policy eligibility requirements have been met. If and whenever the company discovers that the policy eligibility requirements have not been met, its only obligation is refund of premium.

U.S. citizens are not eligible for coverage.

What are the effective and termination dates of coverage?

This insurance plan becomes effective at 12:01AM on September 1, 2019.

This insurance plan terminates at 11:59PM on August 31, 2020.

Where can I get more information about the benefits available?

Please read the certificate of coverage to determine whether this plan is right before you enroll. The certificate of coverage provides details of the coverage including benefits, exclusions, and reductions or limitations and the terms under which the coverage may be continued in force. Copies of the certificate of coverage are available from the school. This plan is underwritten by Student Resources (SPC) Ltd., a UnitedHealth Group Company and is based on Policy number 2019-202814-4 available through Student Travel Protection, Ltd. The policy is a non-renewable one year term policy.

Who can answer questions I have about the plan?

If you have questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-888-455-9402 or



Highlights of the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan of Benefits offered by Student Resources (SPC) Ltd., a UnitedHealth Group Company


Overall Plan Maximum

No Overall Maximum Dollar Limit


Plan Deductible




All benefits are subject to specific benefit limitations, maximums and Copays as described in the plan Certificate.

100% of Usual and Customary Charges for Covered Medical Expenses



Prescription Drugs

No Benefits outside of UnitedHealthcare Pharmacy.

$0 Copay for Tier 1

$0 Copay for Tier 2

$0 Copay for Tier 3

Up to a 31-day supply per prescription filled at a UnitedHealthcare Pharmacy (UHCP)



Preventive Care Services

Including but not limited to: annual physicals, GYN exams, routine screenings and immunizations. Preventive care limits apply based on age and risk group.

100% of Usual and Customary Charges


Outpatient Physiotherapy

60 visits maximum per policy year

100% of Usual and Customary Charges


If two or more procedures are performed through the same incision or in immediate succession at the same operative session, the maximum amount paid will not exceed 50% of the second procedure and 50% of all subsequent procedures.

100% of Usual and Customary Charges

Assistant Surgeon

30% of Surgery Allowance

The Following Services Are Also Included

This list is not all inclusive. Please read the plan certificate for complete listing of benefits and any individual benefit maximums or limitations.

> Urgent Care Fees

> Medical Emergency

> Durable Medical Equipment

> Inpatient & Outpatient Mental Illness Treatment

> Dental Treatment – Injury to Sound, Natural Teeth Only

> Physician’s Visits

> Acne Treatment

> Interscholastic Sports Injuries

> Hospital Room & Board

> Diabetes Services

> Outpatient Lab & X-rays

> Allergy Treatment



Exclusions and Limitations

No benefits will be paid for: a) loss or expense caused by, contributed to, or resulting from; or b) treatment, services or supplies for, at, or related to any of the following:

1. Cosmetic procedures, except reconstructive procedures to correct an injury or treat a sickness for which benefits are otherwise payable under the policy or for newborn children. The primary result of the procedure is not a changed or improved physical appearance.

2. Dental treatment, except:

> For accidental injury to sound, natural teeth.

3. Elective surgery or elective treatment.

4. Hearing examinations. Hearing aids. Cochlear implants. Other treatment for hearing defects and hearing loss. "Hearing defects" means any physical defect of the ear which does or can impair normal hearing, apart from the disease process. This exclusion does not apply to hearing defects or hearing loss as a result of an infection or injury.

5. Injury or sickness for which benefits are paid or payable under any Workers' Compensation or Occupational Disease Law or Act, or similar legislation.

6. Injury or sickness inside the insured’s home country.

7. Injury or sickness when claims payment and/or coverage is prohibited by applicable law.

8. Participation in a riot or civil disorder. Commission of or attempt to commit a felony.

9. Prescription drugs, services or supplies as follows:

> Therapeutic devices or appliances, including: hypodermic needles, syringes, support garments and other non-medical substances, regardless of intended use, except as specifically provided in the policy.

> Immunization agents, except as specifically provided in the policy. Biological sera. Blood or blood products administered on an outpatient basis.

> Drugs labeled, “Caution – limited by federal law to investigational use” or experimental drugs.

> Products used for cosmetic purposes.

> Anabolic steroids used for body building.

> Anorectics - drugs used for the purpose of weight control.

> Fertility agents or sexual enhancement drugs, such as Parlodel, Pergonal, Clomid, Profasi, Metrodin, Serophene, or Viagra.

> Growth hormones.

> Refills in excess of the number specified or dispensed after one (1) year of date of the prescription.

10. Routine eye examinations. Eye refractions. Eyeglasses. Contact lenses. Prescriptions or fitting of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Vision correction surgery. Treatment for visual defects and problems. This exclusion does not apply as follows:

> When due to a covered injury or disease process.

11. Preventive care services. Routine physical examinations and routine testing. Preventive testing or treatment. Screening exams or testing in the absence of injury or sickness. This exclusion does not apply to benefits specifically provided in the policy.

12. Services provided normally without charge by the health service of the institution attended by the insured or services covered or provided by a student health fee.

13. Treatment in a government hospital, unless there is a legal obligation for the insured person to pay for such treatment.

14. War or any act of war, declared or undeclared; or while in the armed forces of any country (a pro-rata premium will be refunded upon request for such period not covered).



UnitedHealthcare Global: Global Emergency Services

If you are a student insured with this insurance plan, you are eligible for UnitedHealthcare Global Emergency Services. The requirements to receive these services are as follows:

International Students: you are eligible to receive UnitedHealthcare Global services worldwide, except in your home country. The Assistance and Evacuation Benefits and related services are not meant to be used in lieu of or replace local emergency services such as an ambulance requested through emergency 911 telephone assistance. All services must be arranged and provided by UnitedHealthcare Global; any services not arranged by UnitedHealthcare Global will not be considered for payment. If the condition is an emergency, you should go immediately to the nearest physician or hospital without delay and then contact the 24-hour Emergency Response Center. UnitedHealthcare Global will then take the appropriate action to assist you and monitor your care until the situation is resolved.

Key Assistance Benefits Include:

> Emergency Evacuation

> Dispatch of Doctors/Specialists

> Medical Repatriation

> Transportation After Stabilization

> Transportation to Join a Hospitalized Insured Person

> Return of Minor Children

> Repatriation of Remains

Also includes additional assistance services to support your medical needs while away from home or campus. Check your certificate of coverage for details, descriptions and program exclusions and limitations.

To access services, please refer to the phone number on the back of the Insured Person’s ID Card.

When calling the UnitedHealthcare Global Operations Center, please be prepared to provide:

> Caller's name, telephone and (if possible) fax number, and relationship to the patient;

> Patient's name, age, sex, and UnitedHealthcare Global ID Number as listed on the back of your Medical ID Card;

> Description of the patient's condition;

> Name, location, and telephone number of hospital, if applicable;

> Name and telephone number of the attending physician; and

> Information of where the physician can be immediately reached.


All medical expenses related to hospitalization and treatment costs incurred should be submitted to UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company for consideration and are subject to all Policy benefits, provisions, limitations, and exclusions. All assistance and evacuation benefits and related services must be arranged and provided by UnitedHealthcare Global. Claims for reimbursement of services not provided by UnitedHealthcare Global will not be accepted. A full description of the benefits, services, exclusions and limitations may be found in your certificate of coverage.

This Summary Brochure is based on Policy #2019-202814-4.

NOTE: The information contained herein is a summary of certain benefits which are offered under an international student injury and sickness plan issued by Student Resources (SPC) Ltd. This document is a summary only and may not contain a full or complete recitation of the benefits and restrictions/exclusions associated with the relevant policy of insurance. This document is not an insurance policy document and your receipt of this document does not constitute the issuance or delivery of a policy of insurance. Neither you nor Student Resources (SPC) Ltd. has any rights or responsibilities associated with your receipt of this document.