Alumni Weekend puts alumni at the center of a wide-ranging celebration on both campuses, allowing them to reconnect with the school and each other. Alums – all of you – are an integral part of the RE community and we want you to know how important you are. We are especially excited to welcome this year’s reunion classes: R1969, E1969, 1979, 1989, 1994 and 1999, but we invite all of you to join us April 12-13!
Why would I go if I don’t have a special reunion? Alumni Weekend is for all alumni, not just those celebrating special reunions. The weekend offers food, entertainment, camaraderie and wonderful trips down memory lane for alums of all ages and stages of life. You can relive your glory days playing pick-up sports, dabble in a range of family friendly events at the pool or simply savor the time reconnecting. Special events include the Annual Spring Reception and Buffet Dinner from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, April 12, and a Conversation with Head of School Penny Townsend from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. You can also attend our Service of Remembrance at 5 p.m. on April 12 to pay tribute to Dan Leslie Bowden and former trustees, members of reunion classes and other alumni who have recently died.
What is there to do for kids? Saturday morning and early afternoon are dedicated to families. There will be children’s crafts and activities and organized pool time from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 13. Lunch will be available for all from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Quad.
Will any of my teachers be there? YES! This is when many of our beloved former faculty members come to campus. They come to see each other and most importantly you! Here are some names you might recognize: Penny Matthews, Jean Duty, John King, Ann Goesel, Mike Stokes, Barbara Lester, Owen Paris, Jim Beverley '62, Christel Marin and Jerry Exum.
What exactly is the Reunion/Alumni Weekend gift for? It shows your support of our school. These gifts are all designated to The Fund for RE, which helps RE provide the best for its current students. Tuition alone does not cover all the costs to run RE. Your gift of any amount provides for items such as financial aid, faculty support, athletics, technology, the arts and more. Join this effort to strengthen Ransom Everglades. Help us meet our goal of 30-percent alumni participation! No gift is too small. It all adds up and makes a difference. For more information, or to make a gift, go here.
What is the fee for the weekend? The weekend is completely complimentary with the exception of the individual reunion dinners, which cost $35 per person. Please come. We can’t wait to see you!
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.