Ross School’s Field Academy offers students and faculty the opportunity to work intensively on group projects through coursework that can occur on campus or in destinations around the world. Among this year’s courses available to middle school students is an excursion to Morocco, offering students a unique opportunity to connect to their classroom content. Over 10 days, students and faculty will explore Morocco’s rich history and culture, as well as become familiar with contemporary issues affecting the North African country. Continue reading
On December 6, 2017, Ross 10th graders celebrated the end of their unit on the Enlightenment by hosting a salon, a style of gathering popularized in the 18th century in which intellectuals and philosophers came together to discuss their theories and ideas. Continue reading
Following a trimester-long comprehensive study of medieval Islamic society, eighth grade students demonstrated what they learned at Ross’s annual Islamic Banquet. For the past 12 years, Ross School has held this event, allowing students to experience and share the culture they’ve studied with the student body. Continue reading
Last Friday, students culminated their study of the Maya empire with a daylong event in which they explored key aspects of Maya culture. Continue reading
Sixth grade students brought their studies of ancient Greece to life this week by performing two famous Greek tragedies.
Ross fourth graders are currently engaged in a study of early human life, focusing on human migration and its implications on cultural expression and diversity. Though Ross’s integrated curriculum, the students examine the material through multiple domains, including English, Math, Science, Cultural History, Media Studies and Technology, and Visual Arts. This comprehensive, integrated approach deepens their understanding of early human society and its impact on later generations.
After completing a 12-week-long comprehensive study of medieval Islamic society, eighth grade students demonstrated what they learned at Ross’s annual Islamic Banquet, a full-day event in which students put themselves in the shoes of the people and culture they’ve studied. As part of Ross School’s Spiral Curriculum, which emphasizes integrated learning across all domains, the Golden Age of Islam unit focuses on a rich medieval world comprising refined achievements in art, science, the humanities, and technology, as well as the time period’s and culture’s lasting influence.
This week, Ross School students marked the beginning of Chinese New Year, a widely celebrated holiday in countries with significant Chinese populations. Special events on both the Lower and Upper School campuses invited all to welcome the start of the Year of the Rooster.
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.
Ross School seventh graders recently wrapped up their unit on Maya people and culture with a celebration featuring presentations, games, and traditional foods. The students have been learning about the Maya as part of their studies of the rise of empires and universalizing religions from 350 BCE to 800 CE. Continue reading