Senior Class Celebrates Early College Acceptances

This year’s senior class is celebrating an impressive assemblage of early college acceptances. One of the advantages of attending Ross School is that each student follows a unique path—defined by his or her Senior Project, Field Academy experiences, and elective courses taken along the way—that leads to a profile that stands out even in competitive admissions processes. To date, the Class of 2018 has earned acceptance to more than 30 colleges and universities (see list below*) and been offered $1.24 million in merit scholarships. Continue reading

Senior Project Profile: Feifan (Lucky) Lu ’18  

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Ever since he was a child, Feifan (Lucky) Lu ’18 has felt a need to communicate, keeping journals and improvising songs to express his innermost feelings. For his Senior Project, Lucky wrote and composed his first full-length song, “When We Were Young,” a quiet but uplifting track meant to encourage his peers about the uncertainty and excitement of their coming years. Continue reading

Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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On Monday, the Ross School community gathered to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each campus held an assembly where community members shared their experiences related to the lasting effect of Dr. King’s work to promote racial equality followed by thought-provoking classroom activities. Continue reading

College Counseling Corner: Making (Dollars and) Sense of Financial Aid

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Your child has narrowed his or her college list, and the applications are well underway. Still, one question threatens the joy of this experience: how will you pay for his or her choice school? The cost of higher education can vary significantly by institution, and according to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly two-thirds of all full-time college students require need-based aid to pay for college. Though there are tools available to help families ease the burden of paying for school, navigating the financial aid process can be tricky. Continue reading

Changing the World One Bite at a Time

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What if saving the world was a simple as changing your diet? Small dietary changes can yield global results, and the solution Shiya (Dawn) Zhao ’18 proposes in her Senior Project is simple: eat bugs. To back up that proposal, she will debut her line of homemade baked goods, made with crickets, at Senior Project Exhibition Night. Continue reading

Get in the Spirit with Ross School’s Holiday Concerts

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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