The COVID-19 outbreak provided Ransom Everglades the impetus to establish REmote RE, a robust virtual learning environment that allows for the continuation of instruction even when our students and teachers are off-site and our campuses closed. REmote RE relies on easy-to-use technological tools, intentional course design and the creativity and ingenuity of our faculty and students to create a vibrant virtual classroom.
In a move designed to promote academic excellence, safety and equity, Ransom Everglades supplied personal laptops to students for the 2020-21 school year. The Lenovo “Yoga” laptops were pre-loaded with essential classroom software and distributed along with other school supplies by faculty and staff August 22-23.
Ransom Everglades made history on August 24 by opening school with remote learning for the first time in its 118 years. That evening, members of the school community gathered virtually for an All-School Opening Convocation – another first. Head of School Penny Townsend and school administrators organized the event to bring students, parents, faculty and staff together at a critical juncture, and ensure that RE families began the year feeling connected and inspired.
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.