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 6 news stories.

  • Parking lot construction

    Work on US parking lot enters final stages

    As 2019 came to a close, workers began the final stages of construction on the parking lot that will soon connect the Ransom Campus with the La Brisa property, beginning to level the ground to prepare it for paving and the mounting of light poles.
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  • STEM Center interior takes shape

    The blue protective covering on the STEM Center windows is designed to shield the glass from the stucco application to nearby walls. It's also keeping under wraps the exciting work going on inside the 40,000 square-foot building.
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  • STEM Center, 11/5/2019

    STEM Center comes into focus

    The face of the STEM Center came into focus in early November after workers poured concrete to form the monumental staircase and erected the stair walls. With the front-facing window panels virtually complete and the second and third floors closed in, work began on the reflection pond and interior spaces.
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  • Monumental staircase reaches conclusion

    Workers put the final touches in mid-October on the framing of the monumental staircase at the front of the STEM Center as they simultaneously put in place a concrete-block projection screen adjacent to the steps. The pouring of concrete onto the staircase in the coming days will mark a significant milestone in the construction of the three-story complex that is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2020.
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  • Windows installed on STEM Center

    The front of the STEM Center at Ransom Everglades began to take shape in late September with the installation of columns of window panels and continued work on the large stairway/outdoor seating that will provide a building entry and entertainment space.
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  • STEM Center gets walls, stairs, elevator core

    Solid walls, internal stairs and an elevator core have emerged in the new STEM Center as precast panels have been put into place and all temporary supports removed. Work on the outdoor stair/seating area began Sept. 11, and window installation commenced a day later. Despite a brief halt of work when Hurricane Dorian was a threat, the building remains on schedule.
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STEM Center Time-Lapse


The Campaign for Ransom Everglades

The STEM Center

La Brisa

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.