Ross School

East Hampton, New York, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Ross School is a co-educational boarding (grades 7-12) and day school (PN-Grade 12) located on two beautiful campuses in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, about 2 hours east of New York City. The School offers a global, integrated curriculum with engaging courses in science, arts, humanities and wellness, while offering opportunities for independent study, competitive athletics, extracurricular activities and travel. Ross School serves approximately 500 students in Pre-Nursery through grade 12 and post-graduate and attracts a world-class faculty.

18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, New York, USA 11937

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Director of Admission: Kristin Eberstadt
Admissions Phone:631-907-5400Fax:631-907-5563
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes
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11th Annual Live @Club Starlight

Saturday, June 7, 2014
5:00 PM - 11:59 PM , East Hampton, New York, USA

Eleventh Annual Live @Club Starlight Performance by KC and the Sunshine Band

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  • Founded: 1991
  • Campus Size: 62 acres
  • Grades Offered: kindergarten-post-grad
  • Accredited by: MSA, NYSAIS
Student Body
Grades 7th-post-grad
Grades kindergarten-post-grad
Girls     107 170 277
Boys     113 139 252
Total     220 309 529

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $54,200
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $36,200
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 40.00%
  • Average Awarded: $0
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 2.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $0
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

Summary: Ross School prepares children for meaningful lives and active participation in the global community at a time of monumental, rapid-paced change. We aim to help students understand their needs and responsibilities in this place and time, relative to the past, in order to prepare for and embrace the future. We are dedicated to providing the best possible education for our own students while exchanging information about integrated curriculum development, teaching strategies and school organization with other schools all over the world. We are part of a growing network of students, teachers, school leaders and mentors of all ages and backgrounds, at locations around the globe, working and learning together. Ross School’s unique curriculum is based on world cultural history and the evolution of consciousness. The curriculum interweaves knowledge in an integrated manner, incorporating skills and content from all disciplines. Because history is studied in a continuous and consecutive thread, students are equipped with a narrative that accounts for significant historical shifts leading up to the major transformation of the present time. The narrative and the integrated nature of the curriculum provide students with tools and opportunities for exploring and solving problems in a holistic manner. Ross School focuses on educating the whole person: mind, body and spirit, with daily programs in health and wellness. Our teaching methods are informed by the theory of Multiple Intelligences developed by Dr. Howard Gardner and the latest developments in curriculum design, pedagogy and communications technologies. The teachers, who come from a variety of cultures and professions, collaborate with one another and with experts from around the world to create engaging, progressive curricular units for the students. Preparation for AP tests is part of advanced coursework. Students in the class of 2010 took AP exams in 14 areas with preparation through coursework, and in an additional 4 topics through independent study with faculty.

Department Director: Patricia Lein

Average Class Size: 16

Full Time Teachers: 33

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 66.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Post Graduate Year
  • Innovation Lab @Ross, Ross School Tennis Academy
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • European History
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Philosophy
  • World Religions
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Marine Biology
  • Ornithology
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Finite Math, Logic, Number and Set Theory
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Web Design
  • Game Programming
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Orchestra
  • African Drumming
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ballet
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Fashion Design
  • Film and Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Pottery
  • Printmaking
  • Screenwriting
  • Sculpture
  • Stagecraft
  • Studio Art
  • Television Production
  • Theater Arts
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Study Abroad:
  • Winter Intersession (M-Term)
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Ross School Tennis Academy
    Innovation Lab @Ross
    Junior Innovation Lab @Ross

AP Courses Available:

Summary: The boarding program is a wonderful opportunity for students to prepare for the increased independence and responsibility of college academics and to share their own unique background and experiences with others. Weekends are chock full of activities both on and off campus. Students follow the same daily program of study as day students. The boarding experience adds a new dimension of interaction, dialogue, cultural exchange and learning for any student. The boarding houses are designed to give students a home-like feeling, complete with spacious bedrooms, private bathrooms, a living room, kitchen and study rooms. Ross faculty house parents reside in the boarding houses to create a safe, welcoming living environment. The house parents are accessible to parents and work closely with both the Director of Residential Life and teachers to ensure students are doing well. Ross boarding students have a strong support network on which to rely, including house parents, faculty, ESL teachers and the Director of Residential Life. Living in a boarding house with students from all over the world is an exciting and educational experience. For more information about boarding life at Ross, please visit

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 21

Average Students Per Dorm: 6

No. of Girls Dorms: 11

No. of Boys Dorms: 10

Dorm Amenities:
Laundry Facilities 
Wireless Internet 
Full Kitchen 

Dress Code: Uniform

Student Life


  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Courts

Clubs and Organizations

  • Diversity Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Sailing Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Surfing
  • Yearbook
  • Rowing

Summary: The arts at Ross are an essential component of the core culture history curriculum. Through integrated arts classes, students engage in their own art production while studying the artifacts, architecture, and performing arts of the cultures they explore. Ross students also have opportunities to pursue media studies and enroll in a variety of arts electives in music, theater, studio art, graphic design, photography, film, and museum studies. Interscholastic athletics are also a key part of the Ross educational program, in which students are provided with challenges that inspire them to levels of achievement far past their perceived limits. Students are required to participate in at least one team sport while at Ross, though many choose to participate and develop their athletic skills beyond that requirement. Ross partners with other local schools for some sports such as baseball and lacrosse to field more competitive teams. Ross teams have enjoyed several recent successes, notably a championship in tennis and top league records in soccer and baseball. In addition to promoting physical skill and coordination development, Ross coaches are responsible for teaching students appropriate attitudes toward citizenship, sportsmanship and cooperation, as well as guiding them in developing self-discipline and positive self-esteem through their athletic endeavors.

Arts Department Director: Jennifer Cross

Athletics Department Director: Jaye Cohen

  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Theater
  • Studio Art
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Winter Track, Rowing
Recreational Sports
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Kayaking
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Weight Lifting
  • Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi

Summary: The 51 graduates of the Class of 2012 received 197 acceptances to 132 different colleges and universities. They received merit scholarships and financial awards in excess of $2 million. Thirteen students were accepted to their first choice college in the early decision round.

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 99.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

New York University
Emory University
Notre Dame University
University of Chicago
Columbia University
Oberlin College
Yale University
Brown University
Wesleyan University
Princeton University
Vassar College
Duke University
University of Southern California
University of Miami
Boston University
Pomona College
Amherst College
Dartmouth College
Johns Hopkins University
Brown University

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

Quotes from Alumni

Summary: NEW FOR 2014! EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT! At Summer Term @Ross, learning and fun go hand in hand! This summer you can earn academic credit from Ross to gain a competitive edge, increase your test scores, immerse yourself in a new language, learn new skills, train with renowned tennis professionals, or conduct hands-on research in engineering, design, or marine science.

Department Director: Jennifer Lloyd

Summer Term @Ross

June 23, 2014 to August 15, 2014

At Summer Term @Ross, you can earn academic credit from Ross to gain a competitive edge, increase your test scores, immerse yourself in a new language, learn new skills, train with renowned tennis professionals, or conduct hands-on research in engineering, design, or marine science.

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2014
Financial Aid Available:  Yes
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Summary: INNOVATION LAB @ ROSS: The new Innovation Lab @Ross is an academy for advanced high school students who are passionate about science, mathematics, engineering, media, and technology. This stimulating and rigorous program allows students to apply electronics, computer programming, data visualization, and digital media tools to deepen their understanding. While students gain valuable knowledge and expertise in the classroom, they also experience an engaging intellectual environment designed to foster their curiosity, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit. A wide variety of intentionally designed lab and workshop spaces allow students to apply learning and develop skills for group and individual work. Meaningful relationships are forged with professionals in the field through internships and online collaborations. Students in this academic-year program also engage fully in the interdisciplinary Ross School core curriculum. This approach enables them to understand how examining an idea from an integrated perspective gives rise to new innovations. Innovation Lab @Ross allows serious students the opportunity to synthesize their knowledge and devise creative solutions to scientific and technical challenges. JUNIOR LAB @ ROSS: Junior Innovation Lab @Ross is an academy for advanced students in grades 5 through 8 who are inquisitive and entrepreneurial, and eager to deeply explore the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, media and technology. ROSS SCHOOL TENNIS ACADEMY: The Ross School Tennis Academy (RSTA) offers a dynamic program for student-athletes that combines an engaging, global curriculum with the highest level of competitive tennis training available for students in grades 7–12 and post graduates.