Health and Wellness

RE students practice an attitude of gratitude

In honor of Kindness Week at the upper school, educator and certified life coach Peter Viola spoke to students about gratitude, respect, integrity, never-quit and discipline – what he described as G.R.I.N.D. – during an assembly on Nov. 28. The presentation, arranged by Director of Counseling Isis Perez-Gonzalez, represented one part of Ransom Everglades' health and wellness curriculum. A former National Endowment for the Humanities scholar, Viola holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Columbia University.
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 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.