College Counseling Corner: Zen and the Art of Being Waitlisted

So you’ve taken standardized tests, secured faculty recommendations, written a stellar personal essay, and submitted your completed college application materials. What if the response you receive from the school of your choice is neither an admission or rejection? What if, like thousands of students each year, you find yourself in collegiate purgatory: on the waitlist? Continue reading

Lower School Students Put Service Learning in Action

The Ross School motto, “Know Thyself in Order to Serve,” is deeply ingrained into the student experience. Service learning, or the experience of learning through helping others, is one of the ways students cultivate interpersonal skills, a sense of empathy, and an understanding of their ability to make a difference in the world around them. Continue reading

Sixth Graders Perform Greek Tragedies

Ross sixth grade students culminated their studies of Ancient Greece by staging performances of two popular Greek tragedies, Sophocles’ Antigone and Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis. Antigone recounts the experiences of the title character (the daughter of Oedipus) and her sister, who endeavor to provide a proper burial for their brother in defiance of the decrees of King Creon. Iphigenia in Aulis covers the aftermath of Agamemnon’s decision to sacrifice his eldest daughter to please the goddess Artemis in advance of his fleet’s invasion of Troy. Continue reading

Stay Up to Date on Field Academy Coursework

Catch up with Ross School students as they travel the globe and dive into deeper study during Field Academy 2018! This three-week term offers students the opportunity to participate in intensive coursework, both on campus and in locations all over the world. You can follow along with their adventures by visiting their class blogs, which are linked below. Additionally, images from Field Academy are searchable on Instagram with the hashtag #RossFieldAcademy. Continue reading

Made By Me Field Academy Inspires Handiwork

In a classroom in the High School building, students in the Made by Me Field Academy course are knitting scarves, weaving baskets, beading jewelry, and much more. The course—which is led by teachers Mami Takeda, Kim Borsack, Ria Meng, and Sherry Qiu—inspires students to disconnect from consumer culture and experience the rewards of making things by hand. Continue reading

Graduates Return for Alumni Visit Day

Last month, Ross School held an Alumni Visit Day, during which past graduates returned to campus to connect with former teachers and classmates. Graduates in attendance spanned from the Class of 2001—Ross’s first graduating class—to those who received their diplomas last year. The event was the Alumni Association’s best attended gathering in recent history. Continue reading