This week, Upper School Advisory classes attended receptions in the Ross Gallery commemorating the opening of a new student exhibition. The show, Art @Ross, is a survey of visual arts projects created by students in Integrated Arts and Visual Arts courses at Ross Upper School.
Each day, following the first morning bell, students at Ross Lower School prepare for their day with a 20-minute mindfulness session. In an era of increased pressure on students to achieve, this practice may not be common, but students and their teachers have found it to be an essential aspect of a well-balanced education. Continue reading
Ross School alumna Bryce Covert ’02 is building an illustrious career in journalism by telling the stories of people whose voices are rarely heard. With articles featured in such publications as The New York Times, Slate, and The New Republic to her credit, she is using her passion for writing, which she discovered as a student at Ross, to contribute to the betterment of society by exposing its inequalities. Continue reading
One of the most valued traditions for Ross School seniors, as they face an exciting and busy year, is claiming their senior desk in the Senior Building. Students look forward to having a place that they can call their own on campus as they work on everything from college applications to Senior Projects, long-term endeavors that, in many cases, define their time at Ross. They work diligently in and out of the classroom from the end of their junior year until the winter of their senior year, when they present their completed project to the school and community.
Anja began working at Ross School in August 2015 as the Assistant Director of Admissions. Originally from Germany, Anja completed her undergraduate studies in languages as the sole international student at Louisiana College. She later earned her master’s in business administration from Cincinnati’s Xavier University, and she is currently working on a doctorate at the University of Southern California. Anja leads Ross’s boarding program and enjoys helping international students adjust to life in the states. She is fluent in German, English, French, and Spanish—all of which she uses while communicating with Ross families from more 20 countries. Continue reading
Before classes resume for each new academic year, the Ross School faculty reconvenes for Ross Institute Summer Academy, three weeks of professional development that offer teachers a time to reflect on the school’s curricular theme of the year as well as explore new education initiatives. Continue reading
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association selected Ross School to receive its Award of Excellence. This award is granted to athletic programs where a minimum of 75% of varsity student-athletes hold a grade point average of 90.0 or greater. Continue reading
The 2016–2017 academic year is starting off with a number of new faces on campus. Ross News is excited to introduce you to the most recent additions to the Ross School family:
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.
Summer Term @Ross students in the Marine Science course are using the shores of Long Island as a laboratory in an effort to learn more about the local marine environment. Continue reading