Ross School
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Location:
USA / East Hampton, New York
Other locations: none
Institution Description
Established: 
             Upper School, 1991
             Lower School, 2006
Affiliation: 
             Upper School, Independent, Day and Boarding School
             Lower School, Independent, Day School
Accreditation: 
             Upper School, Middle States Association,
             Middle States AssociationInternational Credential, 
             Absolute Charter from New York State, Green Schools Alliance
             Lower School, Middle States Association
Locations: 
             Upper School, East Hampton, New York
             Lower School, Bridgehampton, New York

Motto: Know Thyself in Order to Serve

Grades: 
             High School, Grades 6–12
             Lower School, Pre-Nursery–Grade 5

Calendar: 
             High School, Three terms plus a 3-week Winter Intersession
             Middle School, Three terms
             Lower School, Three terms

Academic 
             Hours: Upper School, 8:10AM–3:35PM
             Kindergarten–Grade 5, 8:15AM–3:20PM
             Nursery & Pre-Kindergarten, 9AM–1PM
             Pre-Nursery, 9AM–12NOON

Number of Faculty: 
             High School, 33 full-time, 7 part-time
             Middle School, 18 full-time, 5 part-time
             Lower School, 26 full-time, 4 part-time

High School Athletic Teams:
             Baseball (Boys)
             Basketball (Boys and Girls)
             Bowling (Co-ed)
             Cheerleading (Co-ed)
             Cross Country (Boys and Girls)
             Golf (Co-ed)
             Lacrosse (Boys)
             Rowing (Boys and Girls)
             Sailing (Co-ed)
             Soccer (Boys and Girls)
             Softball (Girls)
             Tennis (Boys and Girls)
             Track and Field (Boys and Girls)
             Volleyball (Girls)
             Winter Track (Boys and Girls)

Middle School Athletic Teams:
             Baseball (Boys)
             Basketball (Boys and Girls)
             Soccer (Boys and Girls)
             Softball (Girls)
             Volleyball (Boys and Girls)

College Acceptance for Ross Class of 2012:
             In a very competitive year, the Ross Class of 2012 received 197 acceptances 
             to 132 different colleges and universities. These extraordinary seniors also 
             received over 2 million in merit scholarships with distinct connections to their 
             diverse passions, talents and senior projects. Especially lauded is the Gates 
             Millennium scholarship, which offers a full ride to college and was awarded 
             to Ross senior Christin Aucapina.
Core Values:
             Cooperation
             Courage
             Gratitude
             Integrity
             Mindfulness
             Respect
             Responsibility

Ross School is a community of involved and passionate people. As an integral part of the larger Eastern End of Long Island, Ross School benefits from the participation of local community members in school activities, such as artist/student collaborations and studio visits, a film screening by a local director, and the opportunity to work with Hoops 4 Hope, a non-profit founded by an East End resident, which supports youth development in Southern Africa.

The Ross School community embodies the school’s mission and an overall desire to learn about and affect positive change in the world. Ross students are economically, socially and ethnically diverse children with a range of interests and abilities who thrive in a creative, supportive learning environment. Ross faculty members work closely with all students to ensure they can acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in our rapidly changing society. Ross teachers and mentors bring a wide variety of experiences from both academic and professional fields and over 70% of the faculty hold advanced degrees. Another important component of the Ross community is the Ross School Parents Association, a vibrant group that supports the school through classroom involvement, educational programs, special events and fund raising. As part of its mission, Ross School is connected to other learning communities, having ties to schools and other organizations in the local community, nationally and internationally. Additionally, through the Ross Institute, Ross School is part of a university consortium that aims to improve education for children around the world.