Student Life

Clubs and Activities

It’s easy to get involved at Ransom Everglades

Dozens of clubs and activities at Ransom Everglades offer opportunities to make friends, discover and develop new talents, contribute to the community, and interact with members of the school’s faculty. Students have fun while learning about collaboration, leadership, problem-solving and being part of a greater good.

Clubs are so important at Ransom Everglades that they are woven into the school day at the middle school. At the upper school, clubs meet before, during and after school hours. Through their participation in service clubs, academic teams, honor societies and school government, students make a difference on and off campus.

Various community activities and annual traditions also help bring out the best in Ransom Everglades students, who plan, execute and enjoy campus events ranging from Spirit Week to St. Alban's Day, an annual holiday festival for underserved children on both RE campuses.

Middle School Clubs

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  • Clubs

    • Arts and Crafts Club
    • Basketball Club
    • Board Games Club
    • Chess Club
    • Doodle Club
    • Drama Club (grades 7 and 8)
    • Electronics Club
    • Explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    • Film Club
    • Flag Football
    • Friendship Bracelet Club
    • Golden Ribbon Club
    • Green Team
    • History and Geography Club
    • International Sports Club
    • Little Dresses and Shirts for Haiti
    • Little Inklings
    • Math Club
    • Needle Felting Jewelry
    • Organic Gardening/Gardening for Pollinators
    • Ping Pong Club
    • REading Club
    • RE Water Patrol with Miami Waterkeeper
    • Scuba
    • Spike Ball
    • Sports Movie Club
    • Student Government
    • Tech Lab
    • Ukulele Club
    • Volleyball Club
    • Walking Club
    • Wall Ball
    • Weekly REbound
  • Publications

Upper School Clubs and Organizations

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  • Clubs and Organizations

    • A.C.E (Advanced Chemical Experiments)
    • American Sign Language Club
    • Asian Students Association
    • Black Students Association (BSA)
    • Brazilian and Lusophone Club
    • Chinese Culture Club
    • Christian Students Association (CSA)
    • Cook to Connect Club
    • CREate for a Cause (Knitting and Crocheting Club)
    • Drama Club
    • French Club
    • Gender & Sexuality Association (GSA)
    • HealthcaRE Club
    • History of Ransom Everglades Club
    • Honor our Heroes
    • Jewish Students Association (JSA)
    • Latin American Students Association (LASA)
    • Lending to End all Poverty (LEAP)
    • Miami Venturing Entrepreneurs (MVE)
    • Persian and Arabic Students Association (PASA)
    • Poetry Club
    • Politics and Current Events Club
    • Ransom Everglades Against Distracted Driving (READD)
    • Ransom Everglades Arts League (REAL)
    • REading Club
    • RE Sports Marketing Club
    • RE Water Patrol with Miami Waterkeeper
    • Rock 4 Relief 
    • Scuba
    • Spirit Club
    • Students Against Gun Violence (SAGV)
    • Synthetic Biology Team
    • Technical TheatRE
    • The Podcast Club
    • Women Empowerment (WE)
  • Co-Curricular Teams

  • Honor Societies

    • Cum Laude
    • Mu Alpha Theta
    • National Honor Societies for Languages
    • Science National Honor Society
     
  • Publications

  • Student Government and Advisory Councils

    • Diversity Council
    • Environmental and Sustainability Council
    • Health Information Project (by application only)
    • Honor Council (appointed)
    • Student Government Association (elected)
    • Student Wellness Board and Council
    • Volunteer Service Council
 

Traditions and Campus Activities

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  • Cannon Painting

    Students have been painting RE’s 17th-century cannon for more than 50 years, using the upper school campus centerpiece to make social statements, celebrate holidays and welcome visitors.
  • Sixth-Grade Day on the Bay

    Sixth graders kayak, swim, sail, participate in a service activity and make new friends during an annual field trip to Shake-A-Leg Miami.
  • The House System

    On both campuses, RE "houses" are centers of student life, service and spirit activities. At the middle school, students join houses that draw inspiration from Hogwarts, school history and South Florida wildlife; the upper school houses focus on native species.
  • The Ringing Rock

    The Ringing Rock is sounded on special occasions by students, faculty or administrators. Installed in October 2020, the sculpture was created by Coconut Grove artist Mark Handforth P'18 '21, combining oolitic limestone with a large yellow ring and tuned ship's bell.
  • OBODOS

    Every spring at the middle school, the entire student body reads the same book and joins in a one-day celebration of reading and learning called One Book, One Day, One School (OBODOS). The annual event includes a visit from the author and a full day of activities related to the author’s work.
  • Spirit Week

    Spirit Weeks on both campuses pit classes together in a host of friendly competitions, from sporting events to pumpkin-carving to lip-sync and more. The week cements friendships and creates memories that are talked about for years.
  • St. Alban’s Day

    A tradition at Ransom Everglades for more than 30 years, St. Alban’s Day brings hundreds of local children from St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center and other schools to RE’s campuses for an extraordinary winter festival that includes petting zoos, arts and crafts, face-painting, Santa Claus, cotton candy and more.
  • Thanksgiving Drives

    The annual Thanksgiving food drives for the Miami Rescue Mission (upper school) and Frankie Shannon Rolle Center (middle school) engage the entire RE student body and become centerpieces of the school's celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, allowing students to show their gratitude and share with their Miami neighbors.
  • football team with the oar after a Battle of the Oar game

    Battle for the Oar

    Every fall since 1974, Ransom Everglades and Palmer Trinity School compete on the football field in a much-anticipated game that decides who take possession of an oar inscribed with the victor of each year's game. The team that wins keeps the oar until the following year.
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.