A hydraulic excavator methodically demolished most of two non-academic buildings near the site of the proposed STEM Center on Nov. 12, allowing Ransom Everglades to take a major step forward in its REinventing Excellence campaign. The two small, one-story structures in an administrative cluster behind Timken Hall were the first to fall since the business office was demolished last June.
Work will continue to clear two additional non-academic buildings and Timken Hall. Once those are cleared, construction on the three-story, 45,000 sq. ft. STEM Center can commence.
After the demolition of the business office, dozens of trees were relocated from the construction zone to a temporary home on the La Brisa property back lawn. Work is underway on a new drop-off loop, and new fiber optic cables for the entire campus are being installed.
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.