Ransom Everglades has canceled Alumni Weekend 2020 and all the activities related to the April 17-18 weekend. We reached this decision by following the guidance of local authorities and health officials, and after consultation with reunion class members, alumni board members, board of trustee members and school leadership. We are pushing this year’s special reunion celebrations — 1970, 1971 (Ransom), 1980, 1990, 1995 and 2000 — to our next Alumni Weekend in April 2021. The RE Advancement team will work directly with those who have registered for refunds. In regard to other alumni activities currently scheduled through June 2020, we will be reviewing each event on a case-by-case basis and will post updates on this page.
Raider Day of Giving, March 4: Raider Day of Giving is a 36-hour fundraising event that brings together donors, volunteers and the RE alumni community to support Ransom Everglades. For more information or to volunteer, contact Melissa Bonafonte.
Carlos Watson '87, chief executive officer of the media company Ozy, helped organize and lead the conversation for "The Time is Now: Race and Resolution," a virtual roundtable on racial injustice and next steps for our nation that aired on a number of cable outlets on June 8. If you missed it, you can watch it in full here.
We have seen Ransom Everglades community members come together more than ever during the coronavirus outbreak — in support of one another and the communities in which they live. One way we can help each other during this time is by supporting RE community businesses. To that end, we are assembling a directory of these businesses. If you would like your business to be included in a list on the school's website, please complete this form.
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.