Greater Miami is one of the hottest centers for both visual and performing arts in the world. And Ransom Everglades is part of it.
From sixth grade through graduation, our students take part in an integrated program of coursework and co-curricular activities that stretch and develop their full range of skills and talents.
Whether playing with RE's acclaimed jazz combo, symphonic band or strings ensemble, taking part in theatrical performances, creating architectural models or preparing a college-level studio art portfolio, our students learn how to experience life in new ways that will enable them to make their mark on the world and appreciate the beauty and wonder around them.
RE’s middle school drama students brightened the Swenson Hall stage Nov. 6-8, offering a production of James and Giant Peach that was as breathtaking visually as it was entertaining. Decked out in adorable costumes and benefitting from a dazzling set, the cast brought the musical to life with expert singing and dancing led by James, played by Gerry Mena ’24, and aunties, Jaerla Sajous ’25 and Zoe Katsoufis ’24.
Ellen Grant, Visual Arts faculty member and former Ransom Everglades Parent
“We offer students the opportunity to engage in the process of making art - hands on, fabricating art - which expands both their aesthetic and problem solving skills.”
The performing arts program at Ransom Everglades inspires students at all levels to discover their own artistic voices while honoring the process to advance their skills. As they work with a faculty of innovative educators with professional artistic backgrounds, Middle School students build a solid foundation within the discipline, before transitioning to more advanced learning. Throughout their years at Ransom Everglades, students not only hone their individual talents, but also develop an appreciation for the role that the performing arts play in society at large.
Performing Arts Courses Offered in the Following Areas
Art education at RE follows a continuum of rotation and elective courses from the sixth through the 12th grades. In the Middle School, students build a foundation of aesthetic understanding and appreciation and a critical sense as they receive a broad exposure to the arts.
In the Upper School, students are encouraged to explore in greater depth specific arts, including architecture, art history, ceramics, film studies, photography, sculpture, studio art, ceramics, video production and yearbook.
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.