Academics

Curriculum

The faculty of Ransom Everglades implements a pedagogy that empowers students to own their learning, exposes them to global perspectives and integrates technology, all  while preserving a classroom environment based on inquiry and valuing student-centered, discussion-based learning. Students in grades seven through 11 engage in structured research projects across the disciplines, resulting in the gathering and analyzing of data and the crafting of original work. Students also find opportunities to pursue their passions through facilitated summer internships, the Dan Leslie Bowden Fellowships in the Humanities, the annual Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, and a course catalogue that includes a broad variety of courses in the humanities, social sciences, STEM fields, and the arts.  All middle school students study Spanish; additional language offerings include French, Portuguese, and Chinese, and through our partnership with the Global Online Academy, Japanese and Arabic. The course offerings of GOA, along with well-developed world history and literature programs; travel opportunities to Spain, France, China, Canada, Iceland, Haiti and Puerto Rico combine to challenge students with the points of view of many cultures. Robotics and computer programming are intentionally part of the student experience, familiarizing all middle-school students with principles of programming and design, and all students work with Excel and MATLAB in Algebra II and Calculus courses respectively.

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While blending tradition and innovation, Ransom Everglades maintains a high bar for excellence. Our rate of AP scores of 3 or better has been consistently in the over 90-percent even while we steadily increased the number of AP exams taken by our students (a record 1000+ exams were taken in May 2017). Sixteen members of the Class of 2018 earned recognition as National Merit semifinalists. Our students become Presidential Scholars, start their own non-profits, win national prizes for photography, robotics, and debate, compete at regional, state and national levels of athletics and develop stellar academic profiles of GPAs and test scores. Their achievement and excellence, combined with the experience and expertise, and extensive programming of our College Counseling Office, result in placement in an impressive and diverse list of colleges and universities in the United States and in Europe.

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Graduation Requirements

Twenty-three credits and two Physical Education units are required for graduation, and students must earn these credits in grades 9 through 12.

  • English: 4 credits
  • Mathematics & Computer Science: 3 credits
  • World Languages: 3 credits
  • History & Social Sciences: 3 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Performing or Visual Arts: 1 credit
  • Physical Education: 1 credit + 2 units
  • Electives: 5 credits

More detailed information is found in the Course of Study.
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.