Seeing Stars with Montauk Observatory

Montauk Observatory

Ross School has partnered with Montauk Observatory to create the first permanent observation space on the South Fork. The observatory will be home to a research-grade 20” Meade telescope housed on Ross School’s East Hampton campus, and it will end a decade-long struggle to build a permanent observatory on the East End. The state-of-the-art observatory will be fully networked, and members of the public will be able to request remote observation time. Priority will be given to teachers and industry professionals.

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Tennis Enthusiasts Get World-Class Training

IMG_0034Few tennis buffs get the opportunity to play on the same court as Murphy and Luke Jensen, winners of the 1993 men’s double title at the French Open. But at the Ross School Tennis Center, playing in the footprints of greatness is a daily occurrence. Ross Summer Tennis Academy students receive one of the most rigorous competitive tennis training programs offered on the South Fork. Continue reading

Yoga and Movement Enhances Body and Mind


Summer Term @Ross students taking Yoga and Movement are engaging their minds and bodies during the physical practice.

Each day, three groups of mostly ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students—many with no yoga experience—end their instructional day with a one-hour yoga class with ESOL teacher Kristine Hart. A part-time yoga instructor as well as an academic-year ESOL teacher, Kristine is combining the two fields to maximize the value her students get from their time on the mat. Continue reading

Discovery and Exploration at SOFO

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Today’s guest bloggers are the students in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class from the first session of Summer Term @Ross. Read on for a report from their recent field trip to South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center.

On July 14, the Summer Term @Ross ESOL students and teachers visited the local natural history museum to learn about the animals, plants, and environment of the East End of Long Island. Continue reading

Summer Term @Ross Begins Week Two!


Students taking part in the first session of Summer Term @Ross capped off their first week of classes with a fun-filled weekend. On Friday afternoon, the group visited the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead to learn about and observe a variety of aquatic creatures, then embarked on an exciting boat tour of the bay. Afterward, the students tried various flavors of buffalo wings at a local restaurant. Although all had a fun time, many students fell victim to a craving for hot sauce, and are still recovering! On Saturday, students got a glimpse of New York City’s famed Times Square. They spent the afternoon browsing through retail stores, restaurants, and landmarks in the area. On Sunday, they followed up their adventures by kicking back and relaxing with a trip to the beach. Continue reading