Experiential Learning

Service Learning

Simply helping.

The people of Ransom Everglades are involved in a broad range of public service work in neighborhoods near campus and often far beyond.

Investment in these projects is part of the culture here.  It is not required; it is not philanthropy or “community engagement.” For participating students and faculty, this work is simply a way to help others.

Giving back has always been part of the school’s purpose, and students are usually the driving force. They see a need, devise a way to meet it, and get to work.

It’s just life at RE. More than 80 percent of our students volunteer.

For more information on public-service opportunities ongoing at Ransom Everglades, please contact Director of Communications Amy Shipley via email.

Annual Community Service Events

List of 2 events.

  • Dec

    St. Alban’s Day

    St. Alban's Day has been a tradition at Ransom Everglades for over 30 years. On this day in December, students and faculty transform both the Upper and Middle School campuses into winter wonderlands in order to host children from St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center for a fun-filled day of holiday celebration.
  • Mar

    VSOxARC Carnival

    For nearly 20 years, the student run VSOxARC Carnival, a school-wide charity event, has benefitted The Arc of South Florida, a non-profit that serves over 60,000 citizens with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Miami-Dade County.

    VSOxARC Carnival began as a day for athletic competitions in swimming, basketball, and jogging under the name Swoop-A-Thon, and has grown since to include carnival-style activities that are hosted by Ransom Everglades clubs.

Service News

List of 1 news stories.

  • Rachel Bienstock '21, Sebastian Mateu '21, Daniel Mateu '21 and Gabe Pulido '21

    REsponsibility drive helps local schoolchildren

    The Ransom Everglades community donated thousands of school supplies and classroom items to Frances S. Tucker Elementary and St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center in Coconut Grove through a "REsponsibility" drive organized by four seniors. Rachel Bienstock '21, Sebastian Mateu '21, Daniel Mateu '21 and Gabe Pulido '21 carried out the collection and delivery, ensuring that Ransom Everglades families provided direct and meaningful assistance to some 500 underserved students.
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Service Clubs

Achieve Miami
Best Buddies
Bracelets for Hope
Breakthrough Miami Club
Charitable Arts
Friendship Circle
Lending to End All Poverty (LEAP)
Little Dresses for Africa
Miami Mentors
Neighbors in Need
RElief Club
Rock 4 Relief
Students Acting for Animal Rights & Education (SAFARE)
Techo Club
Toy Story / Storytime
Volunteer Services Organization (VSO)

clubs that perform community service

Dance Team
French Club
Jewish Students Association (JSA)  
Latin American Students Association (LASA)
Ransom Everglades Arts League (REAL)
Students Against Gun Violence (SAGV)  
Technical TheatRE
Programming Team
Women Empowered
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.