Experiential Learning

At Ransom Everglades, students learn by doing. In laboratories and maker spaces, on the campus stage and bay, and in the courtrooms and museums of our city, students practice and apply the skills of the disciplines they study.

The earliest students at Ransom Everglades confronted and celebrated nature, practicing woodworker’s skills at the Adirondack campus while sailing and fishing on Biscayne Bay. Current students continue to benefit from myriad experiential opportunities woven into daily course work at RE, along with a number of exciting signature programs that offer meaningful explorations of various pursuits. Learn more about those programs below.

Historian and naturalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas wrote in Ransom Everglades Reflections of a School 1893-1978…

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

“The boys and girls who study here, not shut away by masonry, artificial lighting, air conditioning and windowless walls from the earth and sea, the growing plants, the wild creatures, the love of natural things, have had a wider approach to wisdom to the great truths of human thought, a more reasonable approach to the realities of human life.”

Experiential Learning News

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  • Max Vallone '22

    RE students excel in scientific poster competition

    Max Vallone ’22 won a top scientific poster award at the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies SciX 2021 symposium in Providence, R.I., on September 26 as seven posters by Ransom Everglades students were included among 33 finalists. The symposium, which continued with poster sessions throughout the week, bills itself as the premier meeting for analytical chemistry and allied sciences, drawing poster submissions from graduate students, college students and post-docs.
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Learn More About Signature Experiential Learning Programs at Ransom Everglades

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.