Lower School Celebrates International Dot Day with Sustainability Commitments

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On Friday, September 12, Lower School students, teachers, and staff commemorated International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration named for an inspiring Peter H. Reynolds storybook. The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark.”

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ESOL Classes at Ross Go Beyond Typical Language Immersion


In their first days of the new trimester at Ross School, students in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are discussing their course material, expectations, and the importance of the Ross Core Values in the context of their studies, community engagement, and overall experience at Ross.

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Inspiring a Commitment to Sustainability

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Throughout the week at the Ross Institute Summer Academy, visiting experts and Ross mentors, faculty, and administrators have been examining complex issues related to Earth’s sustainability. The goal is to discuss and synthesize the available data, theories, and critical thinking and introduce new content and ideas into the Ross School curriculum to educate students and prepare them to take action to benefit the global community.

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Watch: Ross Institute Summer Academy 2014 Lectures on Sustainability

Ross mentors, faculty and renowned experts are gathered at the School in East Hampton this week for the Ross Institute Summer Academy conference, “Human Species Impact and Our Planet: Educating Children for Action.” Attendees are engaged in critical dialogues with the goal of improving the Ross School curriculum, education, and experience for students.

The lectures discuss the evolution of the universe, man, systems, society and consciousness; and how human behaviors and “chaos theory” are manipulating our global resources and realities.*

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Ross Convenes Experts to Discuss Educating Children on Sustainability


Renowned scholars, experts, and educational practitioners are gathered at Ross Upper School August 18–22 for Ross Institute’s Summer Academy conference, “Human Species Impact and Our Planet: Educating Children for Action.” Speakers will discuss human evolution and critically examine Earth’s sustainability crisis as both an early childhood–grade 12 education issue and a youth rights issue.

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