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Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, New York, USA
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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. In 2014, 56 students took 81 AP exams in 17 subjects, with 64% scoring a 3 or higher.
Department Director: Patricia Lein
Average Class Size: 16
Full Time Teachers: 55
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 67.78%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
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 feature 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, a 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 Residence 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 Residence 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 http://www.ross.org/boarding.
Department Director: Mike Foley
Number of Dorms: 27
Average Students Per Dorm: 10
No. of Girls Dorms: 16
No. of Boys Dorms: 11
Dress Code: Uniform
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Summary: The arts at Ross are an essential component of the core cultural 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 season of a 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 to field more competitive teams. 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: Howard Brown
Summary: In a highly competitive year, 100% of the Ross School Class of 2014 received college acceptances. Sixty students received 250 acceptances to 148 different colleges and universities. They were also offered merit scholarships in excess of $3.2 million.
Department Director: Suzanne Jeffrey
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 99.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
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.
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
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. www.ross.org/tennisacademy
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