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