Innovation Lab @Ross Explores Marine Life in Massachusetts

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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

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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

Lower School Awarded Parents Association Grant to Create EC Innovation Station

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The Lower School Early Childhood (EC) program has been awarded a grant from the Parents Association (PA) to develop an Innovation Station in the EC Atelier. This interactive learning space will engage the students in purposeful play and encourage them to think creatively. In keeping with Ross’s interdisciplinary learning philosophy, the learning experiences designed for the Innovation Station will integrate science, art, technology, math, cultural history, and other domains. Activities proposed in the grant application included students using found materials to create their own musical instruments, deconstructing computer keyboards, or developing coding games and stories. Continue reading

Students Eagerly Anticipate Field Academy Courses

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Students and faculty have started looking ahead to the 2018 Field Academy term. During this three-week period between Winter and Spring terms, Middle and High School students and teachers work intensively on group projects and coursework both on campus and at sites throughout the world. Field Academy courses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics they are passionate about, and they often influence students’ future selections for Senior Project topics or secondary education.
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Social-Emotional Learning in Action at Ross School

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School has never been purely an academic space; it’s also where students explore their passions, learn more about themselves, and grow as individuals. Social-emotional learning principles and techniques help students to build character and develop into active citizens of the world. At Ross Lower School, the faculty work diligently to integrate into student life the eight Core Values essential to a Ross education—courage, compassion, gratitude, responsibility, respect, integrity, cooperation, and mindfulness. In addition to proactively finding ways in which to practice their Core Values, students take on service projects throughout the year to enhance their community.

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Takeaways from Senior Parent College Night

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On Thursday, September 28, Ross School’s College Counseling office hosted an information session for the parents of senior students. The session was designed to provide families of seniors with an opportunity to ask questions about navigating the college application process, as well as to inform them of important upcoming dates. If you were unable to attend last week’s event, here are some tips for helping your child through the college admissions process: Continue reading

Local Ross Student Named National Merit Commended Student

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Ross School Head of High School William J. O’Hearn III announced today that Finn Li ’18 has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program. A letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to this scholastically talented senior.
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Faculty Embrace the Future of Ross Curriculum at Summer Academy

Prior to the start of each new academic year, Ross School faculty engage in Ross Institute Summer Academy, three weeks of professional development during which teachers explore emerging initiatives in education and reflect upon the school’s curricular theme for the year. Building upon the theme introduced last summer, Foresight Education: Preparing Ross Faculty and Students for the Future, the faculty came together to test new tools and approaches to improve the classroom experience. Continue reading