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  • Mangrove clean up nets 270 pounds of trash

    Forty-five RE students pulled 270 pounds of trash from the mangroves and Biscayne Bay shoreline at the upper school during a clean-up organized by the school's Environmental and Sustainability Council on September 18. Faculty members Scott Erdmann, Matt Stock and Kristine Stump serve as advisors to the council.
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  • RE alumni offer mock interviews for the Class of 2022

    Twenty-one RE Alumni and three parents conducted mock interviews with members of the Class of 2022 on September 19 to help prepare them for college admission interviews. More than 40 seniors took part. The interviews occurred throughout the upper school, and students received personalized feedback. RE's college counseling office organized the event in partnership with the school's advancement office.
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  • Mike Stokes

    RE community mourns the passing of Mike Stokes

    Head of School Penny Townsend shared this email with alumni and other members of the RE community on September 15, 2021:

    Dear Members of the Ransom Everglades Community,

    It is with tremendous sadness that I share that Mike Stokes, an extraordinary educator, coach and outdoorsman, passed away last night at age 81. Mike spent 48 years at Ransom Everglades before his retirement in 2010, and his impact on our school was outsized. Mike was all in, and he will be missed and forever remembered.
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  • National Merit Semifinalists from the Class of 2022

    Thirty-five students receive National Merit recognition

    Fifteen Ransom Everglades seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists on September 15, a distinction achieved by less than one percent of high school seniors in the United States, as 20 others were named National Merit Commended Students. Semifinalists Dashiell DeStefano ’22, Rafa Dovarganes ’22, Noah Gold ’22, Isa Goyanes ’22, Amanda Harris ’22, Blythe Heller ’22, Nathan Knight ’22, Nikhil Kumar ’22, Gabe Mora ’22, Joseph Moskovitz ’22, Rylan Sadler ’22 (not pictured), Gideon Shaked ’22, Sabrina Shipley ’22, Dylan Stone ’22 and Lauren Zanarini ’22 have the opportunity to compete for National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded next spring. 
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  • Parker Jelke '27

    MS student wins National History Bee

    Parker Jelke ’27 won the National History Bee for the sixth grade, leading a host of top performers from Ransom Everglades at the championships in Arlington, Va., on Labor Day weekend. Leo Fein ’23,  Daniel Figueroa ’24 and Javier Kumar ’22 scored top-five finishes in the high school divisions as Jelke topped 45 qualifiers to become the second RE student in two years to win a national history bee title. The September 3-6 championship had been rescheduled from last June.
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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.