Amber Waves Farm Visits Lower School


Ross School Early Childhood and kindergarten students were visited this week by farmer Chris O’Hanlon, director of education at Amagansett’s Amber Waves Farm. Farmer Chris cut into a variety of vegetables from the squash family, including Long Island cheese pumpkin, delicata squash, and pie pumpkins to highlight their similarities and differences. Continue reading

Isabelle Rowe Trains Service Dog for Senior Project


This series captures the Class of 2017’s experience as they pursue their Senior Projects. Stay in touch with Ross News for ongoing coverage!

Ross News would like to introduce you to one of the campus’s most diligent students this year: Tucci, the Golden Retriever puppy. Tucci’s constant companion, Isabelle Rowe ’17, is training her to become a Seeing Eye Guide Dog as her Senior Project, and the pair of them can frequently be seen around campus.

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Building Team Spirit, Fan By Fan


At a recent girls volleyball game, the Great Hall in Ross School’s Center for Well-Being echoed with the cry, “Let’s go, Ross! Let’s go, Ross!” The cheers came from the first meeting of Ross’s Spirit Club, an initiative led by associate and avid sports fan Scott McPherson. Scott started the club as a way to foster a community spirit and encourage both day and boarding students to unite in support of their classmates.

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Eighth Grade Students Bond in Bryn Mawr


At the beginning of Ross School’s academic year, a few days are set aside for grade-level retreats. Each class participates in an activity meant to unite the group and help students to form new relationships with their classmates, but few are as comprehensive as the one designed for the eighth grade: an overnight adventure to Camp Bryn Mawr in the hills of Pennsylvania.

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Senior Projects Are Well Underway


This series captures the Class of 2017’s experience as they pursue their Senior Projects. Check back weekly for ongoing coverage!

The season of 2016–2017 Senior Projects—one of Ross School’s most notable programs—has begun. From now until January, when seniors present their projects publicly, they will be working diligently on the culminating experience of their Ross School career.

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Ross Lower School Receives NWF Wildlife Habitat Certification


The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has recognized Ross School’s Bridgehampton campus as Certified Wildlife Habitat through its Garden for Wildlife program. The certification recognizes Ross School’s efforts to create spaces that improve habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs, and other wildlife by providing essential elements: natural food sources, clean water, cover, and places to raise young. The certification also identifies the Lower School campus as part of NWF’s Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, a national effort to restore critical habitat for pollinators.

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Lower School Students and Parents Predict the Future for Back-to-School Night


Ross Lower School parents and families were welcomed to campus Tuesday evening for Back-to-School Night. The annual event offers an opportunity for parents to become acquainted with their children’s teachers and to gain a better understanding of what students are learning in their classes.

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