Middle School Students to Explore North Africa

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

Get in the Spirit with Ross School’s Holiday Concerts


This week, Ross School students spread holiday cheer with two concerts. Tuesday’s Early Childhood–Grade 3 Concert included classics like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “First Flakes,” while Wednesday’s Grades 4–8 Holiday Concert encompassed songs from around the world, including a French folk song, the African Bell Carol, a Ukrainian classic with an international twist, and a medley of Christmas and Hanukkah songs. Ross News has video of the 2017 holiday concerts!  Continue reading

Eighth Grade Students Host Banquet Culminating Study of Islam


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

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

Innovation Lab @Ross Explores Marine Life in Massachusetts


Innovation Lab @Ross students recently embarked upon a two-day trip to Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Woods Hole has a robust history as a hub of marine science research, and it is the site of the nation’s first public aquarium. Led by marine science instructor Hazel Wodehouse and Innovation Lab director Greg Wilson, the students enjoyed the opportunity to explore Northeast and Middle Atlantic marine life alongside research scientists. Continue reading

Q&A with Vinicius Carmo, Tennis Director


Following a successful pre-professional tennis career in his native Brazil, Ross School Tennis Director Vinicius Carmo came to the United States as a student-athlete for the University of Tennessee. After accepting a summer job in the Hamptons, Vinicius made his home here, leading tennis programs throughout the region. He is the founding director of Ross School Tennis Academy (RSTA) and has coached several championship-winning tennis teams during his nine years at Ross. Continue reading