Construction Updates

Welcome to our REinventing Excellence construction page. Our goal is to keep the RE community informed as we commence construction on our new STEM Center, refurbish other parts of the Ransom Campus and begin uniting the Upper School with the beautiful La Brisa land next door.

List of 5 news stories.

  • Mystery solved: 'mockup' appears on construction site

    It's not an outhouse or a new tower for school administrators to watch over Ransom Everglades. The mysterious, concrete-block edifice that recently sprouted  up on the STEM Center construction site next to the Visual Arts Building is a material mockup – a site for the architectural design team to review materials and color selections and make necessary modifications before installation in the new STEM Center.
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  • New traffic loop underway

    Ransom Everglades is installing 15,000 square feet of permeable pavers to create an attractive new drop-off loop at the Upper School entrance. The loop, which runs between the Lewis Family Auditorium and Ransom Cottage, has been under construction since late December and will be open for use in the coming weeks. It includes charcoal, gray and off-white pavers in a herringbone layout.
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  • RE breaks ground on the STEM Center

    Ransom Everglades School leadership broke ground on the school’s new STEM Center on Dec. 13, celebrating the start of construction on the three-story, 45,000 sq. ft. centerpiece of the school’s REinventing Excellence campaign.
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  • Saying goodbye to Timken Hall

    Ransom Everglades said goodbye to Timken Hall on Nov. 26, providing an emotional end to the round of demolition required to start construction on the new STEM Center. In a two-week period, a pair of hydraulic excavators knocked down three small non-academic buildings and Timken Hall to create room between the Lewis Family Auditorium and Cameron Hall for the new STEM Center and drop-off loop. The groundbreaking for the STEM Center is Dec. 13.
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  • Demolition underway at Upper School

    A hydraulic excavator methodically demolished most of two non-academic buildings near the site of the proposed STEM Center on Nov. 12, allowing Ransom Everglades to take a major step forward in its REinventing Excellence campaign. The two small, one-story structures in an administrative cluster behind Timken Hall were the first to fall since the business office was demolished last June.
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STEM Center Time-Lapse

The Campaign for Ransom Everglades

The STEM Center

La Brisa

Demolition of Timken Hall

Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.