Diversity & Multiculturalism

A Diverse, Inclusive, Equitable Community

Ransom Everglades School is an inclusive community that welcomes and benefits from diverse experiences and perspectives. Our students and faculty embrace multiculturalism and appreciate the unique potential of each individual. During their time at RE, everyone benefits from the contributions of each member, while honing skills and sensitivities that prepare them to excel and lead in an global community.

The commitment to diversity at Ransom Everglades informs our curriculum, community outreach, extra-curricular activities and admissions process. We implement programs, offer workshops and craft learning opportunities that reflect our core beliefs. Living by this philosophy ensures that our students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be productive global citizens.

Diversity Council

The Ransom Everglades Diversity Council is comprised of students and faculty members. Its mission is to raise awareness of cultural differences and other diversity-related issues. The development of cultural competencies is vital to any excellent educational experience. Members of the council seek ways for faculty, staff and students to make Ransom Everglades an inclusive community that takes full advantage of its multicultural strengths. Intent on combating discrimination and celebrating difference, the Ransom Everglades Diversity Council encourages critical thought about any and all issues relating to race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability/disability, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, nationality and other cultural identifiers.

Student Organizations

Organization / Sponsor

Diversity Council / Dr. Stone
Black Students Association / Ms. Ellis
Gender and Sexuality Association / Mr. Laughlin
Jewish Students Association / Dr. Aloni
Latin American Students Association / Mr. Urbina
Women Empowered / Mrs. Townsend and Ms. Ellis

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Diversity at a Glance

  • 52% students of color
  • 31% faculty of color
  • 29 different languages are spoken in homes of Ransom Everglades families
  • 19.3% of students receive financial support
  • More than $6 million is awarded in financial aid each year, with an average tuition grant of $29,828. RE meets the financial needs of all families that qualify for aid.
  • RE also offers additional aid to support students with educational costs beyond tuition.


List of 1 news stories.

  • Speakers share stories during Black History Month

    Siblings from one of Overtown's first families described Miami's segregationist history to RE's Upper School student body during a Feb. 19 assembly at the Lewis Family Auditorium in honor of Black History Month. Anthony C. Jennings, the author of the Overtown Cookbook and an instructor at Booker T. Washington Senior High, shared remnants of his family's experience dating back to his great-grandfather's arrival to Miami in 1894.

    Jennings said his family worked hard to counter overt and covert racism encountered at segregated restaurants, water fountains, hotels and schools. The family’s refuge was Overtown, a center of business and life in Miami once known as "colored town."
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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.