The private school of coeducation Ross School was founded in 1991 by the mathematician Ralph Abraham and the cultural historian William Irwin Thompson and provides educational services for children, beginning with the kindergarten age and ending with the 12th grade (complete secondary education). In the southern region of Long Island, the Ross School is the only private school that implements such diverse training programs for different ages.
The school is located in the state of New York, in the eastern part of Long Island - the educational institution consists of 2 blocks. The first, intended for junior students (from 3 years to 6th grade) is located in Bridgempton, and the campus for senior students (7-12 grades) is located 11 kilometers from it, near the beautiful oak forests of East Hampton. The total territory of the campus reaches 57 hectares of well-groomed and green park zone. Residential residences, educational classes, a large library, scientific functional laboratories, studios and classes for creativity, photo labs are located here. The school is well equipped and has the necessary modern equipment for effective teaching.
Ross School constantly attracts local residents to the learning process: children work with artists, designers and professionals in other fields. A joint society of enthusiasts creates non-standard course projects, supports charity projects, organizes creative evenings and exhibitions, shoots films, etc. The school team is confident that every schoolboy has personal talents and abilities that should be properly discerned and developed. The institution is rightly proud of its pedagogical staff - after all, more than 70% of teachers have higher academic degrees.
The main structural blocks and initiatives of the school are:
The basis of the curriculum is the world History and evolution of consciousness, practical and theoretical studies are harmoniously combined, in addition, additional supporting language courses are organized for foreigners.
The teaching method used at the Ross School organically combines both traditional, proven techniques and the latest innovative technical tools and technologies. The pedagogical approach was based on the theory of multiple minds, developed by Howard Gardner, and assessments are formed as follows: unsatisfactory, satisfactory, sufficient and excellent. The curriculum includes cultural education - thanks to the balance of the curricula, they become not only effective, but also interesting for the student of any age.
Extensive opportunities for practicing arts and crafts - these disciplines are necessarily included in the curricula of schoolchildren. Special lessons on the history of culture introduce children to the greatest monuments of world architecture, theater and painting, you can engage in photography, cinema, music, drama, try yourself in graphic design and painting, and study museology.
Sports opportunities available to students:
The opportunities for leisure and creativity on the school grounds are as follows :
The Ross school offers international students to start their education from the seventh grade. Students take their course in which they study the following subjects: History of Culture, Mathematics, Literature, Theater Arts, Physical Education, Natural and Applied Sciences. In addition to this rich program, optional subjects are offered in the field of media, art, technology, philosophy, literature, music, photography and even in the development of the UN Model. Students who learn English join the school's unique curriculum, improving their English proficiency through their distribution according to the class-level ESOL classes. These three levels in the ESOL program - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced - are designed to meet the needs of many students and enhance the program's capabilities.
Average number of people in the class: 12.
Included in the price:
Also extra paid:
In the senior years, the students at Ross School are comprehensively and persistently preparing for a successful entry into a college or university: they study the humanities and natural sciences, are engaged in creativity, and the English language is compulsorily studied throughout the entire study period. The 12th year of training starts with the beginning of the preparation of a large qualification project (the children begin preparing for it in the summer): the project should show all the knowledge and skills that the student has learned during the full process of education, this is the original result of staying in school. The work is conducted all year round, and the student can count on help and correction from the scientific adviser, who is appointed personally to each student from the teaching staff.
The academic year is divided into 3 terms and the winter training session, the lessons take the morning and afternoon hours (8: 10-15: 35) from Monday to Friday. The winter session lasts 3 weeks: it is a variety of leisure activities, international and domestic visits, effective preparation for the college, classes, clubs and clubs of interest.
Academic subjects studied at the Ross School:
Included in the price:
Also extra paid:
Located on the basis of Ross School on a full board are eligible students from the 7th grade and older: you can live during the school week (Monday-Friday), you can choose a full board. To accommodate students, comfortable family-type homes are prepared: they are bedrooms for 2-4 people, bathrooms, kitchens and toilets are shared (in each residential block), cozy living rooms for rest and special study areas are also equipped, where students can devote time to self-preparation. Together with the pupils, the elders appointed from among the pedagogical staff also live: they not only control the behavior of the pupils, but also are responsible for their safety, help to resolve conflicts and emerging issues.
A variety of group games and entertainment, sports, city trips, shopping and excursions are expected on weekends.
Upon request, the student may be offered accommodation in a host family.
In addition to academic studies, students are offered sports: there are grounds for meditation and fitness, a large sports hall, fields for ball games (volleyball, baseball, football, basketball), 6 tennis courts.
TERMS OF PURPOSE
Foreigners can enter the Ross School from the 7th grade inclusive. Foreigners wishing to enter the school (remember, boarders are accepted for training from the 7th class inclusive), should be ready:
Documents required for filing on admission (it is possible to file a package before January 31):
Be prepared that selectively the admission committee requests students to write about themselves or Passing special school tests.
PRICE (7-12 class, boarding house):
There are also additional fees that are not included in the basic cost of the programs and are paid separately:
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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