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

    • Alphabet Alliance
    • Basketball Club
    • Beadology
    • Board Games
    • Box Ball
    • Chess Club
    • Contemplation Club
    • Cooking Club
    • Dance and FLX Club
    • Electronics
    • Exploring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    • FETCH (Female Empowerment Through Cinematic History)
    • Friendship Bracelet Club
    • History and Geography Club
    • International Sports Club
    • Green Team
    • History and Geography Club
    • Lacrosse Club
    • Little Dresses and Shirts for Haiti
    • Little Inklings
    • Mahjong Club / Chinese Chess
    • Make-It Workshop
    • Math Club
    • Organic Gardening
    • Paracord Knots Club
    • Ping Pong Club
    • Raider Jazz Band
    • REading Club
    • RE Bonsai Club
    • RE Book Club
    • RE Knits and Reads
    • RE Water Patrol with Miami Waterkeeper
    • RE Wellness
    • Robotics
    • Rock / Jazz Band
    • Scratch Game Development
    • Scuba
    • Spanish Movies / Cartoons Club
    • Speed Cube and 3-D Puzzles
    • Student Government
    • Ukulele Club
    • Volleyball Skills Club
    • Wallball
  • Publications

Upper School Clubs and Organizations

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  • Clubs and Organizations

    • Asian and Asian American Students Association
    • A.C.E (Advanced Chemical Experiments)
    • Black Students Association (BSA)
    • Brazilian and Lusophone Club
    • Chinese Culture Club
    • Christian Students Association (CSA)
    • Cook to Connect
    • CREate for a Cause (Knitting and Crocheting Club)
    • Drama Club
    • French Club
    • Gender & Sexuality Association (GSA)
    • HealthcaRE
    • 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 of RE (MVE)
    • Persian and Arabic Students Association (PASA)
    • Podcast Club
    • Poetry Club
    • Politics and Current Events Club
    • Ransom Everglades Against Distracted Driving Miami (READD Miami)
    • Ransom Everglades Arts League (REAL)
    • REading Club
    • RE Flyers
    • RE Singers
    • RE Water Patrol with Miami Waterkeeper
    • Rock 4 Relief 
    • Scuba
    • Sign Language Club
    • Spirit Club
    • Sports Marketing Club
    • Students Against Gun Violence (SAGV)
    • Technical TheatRE
    • The Raider Scoop
    • Women Empowered (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)
    • Volunteer Service Council
    • Wellness Board
 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.