Student Life

Visual Arts

Students explore aesthetic disciplines

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, ceramics, photography, sculpture, studio art and yearbook.

Classes are held in RE’s 6000-ft2 visual-arts building, which houses state-of-the-art studios, galleries and classrooms. Students learn and create with teachers who are themselves working artists. Students also benefit by access to Miami’s many outstanding private collections, galleries, museums and events such as Art Basel.
New students will find an intense and energized visual and performing arts community at Ransom Everglades. The larger RE community is highly supportive of the arts and concerts, exhibitions, and dramatic productions are often standing-room-only.

Ransom Everglades students occasionally submit their artistic works to a variety of local and national competitions and consistently perform well.

In keeping with the school’s ethos, RE art students and their teachers regularly use exhibitions and classes to contribute to the Greater Miami community.
Artwork from the six Ransom Everglades students who each won a prestigious Gold Key in The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Regional Competition for 2023, and from the students who claimed 10 Silver Keys and 28 Honorable Mentions.
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 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.