Courtney Sale Ross and Students Present at Vatican Conference on Sustainability and Education

Students at Vatican

On November 14, Ross School Founder Courtney Sale Ross and a group of Ross students were proud to present at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences workshop at the Vatican titled “Children and Sustainable Development: A Challenge for Education.” Mrs. Ross was the impetus for the workshop being created and was named its Honorary President. Continue reading

Faculty Art Exhibition Opens at Ross Gallery


On Tuesday, November 17, students, staff, and members of the community were delighted to attend the opening of the Art @ Ross Faculty Exhibition in the Ross Gallery at the Upper School. The show features paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed-media works by Ross teaching faculty and associates, including Ned Smyth, Jennifer Cross, Jon Mulhern, Alexis Martino, Christina Schlesinger, Brianna Ashe, Kevin Pomerleau, and Christopher Engel. Continue reading

Rave Reviews for 10th Annual Ross One-Act Plays


This past weekend, members of the Ross community gathered to watch the 10th Annual Ross One-Act Plays: You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get, a delightful evening of theater showcasing the diverse talents of our students. The much-anticipated event did not disappoint, offering a powerful mix of comedic and dramatic performances. The seven plays and two monologues were drawn from award-winning entries to national play writing competitions. Continue reading

Students Committed to Helping Restore Local Shellfish Population


The Ross Lower School sustainability goal this year is to help promote action-oriented stewardship of our local waters and the restoration of our shellfish populations. They are currently planning a project to support the Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery. On November 6, the group’s Executive Director, Josh Belury, visited the school to share information about the important role oysters play in reducing nitrate levels in the water and what we can do to help the cause. Continue reading

Senior Project: Elizaveta Kotova’s Inspiring Stories in Self

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For her Senior Project, Elizaveta Kotova is working on a book titled Self, featuring nonfiction stories about 30 people from all walks of life. Each person’s article and photo will fall into one of three categories—“Mind,” “Soul,” or “Ego.” “The philosophy is to have a balance of these three things in order to be in harmony with yourself,” she said. “The stories will be a great mix of perspectives that will hopefully make a connection with the reader on a personal level.” Continue reading

Students Learn Primitive Survival Skills, Toolmaking


Ross School fourth graders recently participated in a hands-on primitive survival skills workshop to complement their studies of early human communities and culture. Jeffrey Gottlieb, a naturalist and primitive technology and skills expert, led the activities. Using materials like those used by our Paleolithic ancestors in their daily lives, students drilled shale beads with a flint stone drill, created cordage and rope from natural plant fibers, used a friction bow fire drill to create fire, and practiced flint-knapping to make tools. Continue reading