Middle School Gardening and the Outdoor Classroom


All around Ross School’s Spiral Garden, saws are abuzz and dust is flying. Led by Ross Cafe Chef de Cuisine Liz Dobbs, a group of eighth graders is racing to ready the garden for the impending winter months. This year marks the first year that gardening has been offered as an elective course for middle school students, and the class teaches students to implement the principles of sustainable gardening while also yielding goods that supplement the cafe’s daily meals. Continue reading

House Parent Profile: Kevin Snyder


Kevin Snyder is a Cultural History teacher, a coach for varsity boys and girls tennis, and a house parent. Originally from Medina, NY, Kevin graduated from Allegheny College, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and communication arts, and played on the varsity tennis team. Kevin’s extensive experience working with children includes several years working at Camp Seneca Lake in upstate New York in a variety of capacities. Continue reading