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Freshmen return from Outward Bound

Some 150 ninth graders spent five days and four nights in Florida's 10,000 Islands in late January, participating in Ransom Everglades' annual freshman adventure that illustrates the school's commitment to experiential learning and fostering an appreciation of the natural world. The freshmen broke off into teams of eight students each and undertook separate journeys through the region's waterways with guides from the North Carolina-based Outward Bound. Photo Gallery
Members of The Class of 2022 prepared for the trip into the Everglades, an RE tradition for more than 30 years, during their first-semester physical education classes, where they practiced kayaking, swimming and navigation, and carried out capsize drills in the Ansin Aquatic Center pool. The program, coordinated by Dean of the Freshman Class Karen Thompson, is designed to bring the freshmen closer together while teaching them skills including teamwork, leadership and resilience. See the photo gallery here.
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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.