Giving Priorities

Capital Projects

Ransom Everglades facilities are transforming to match the exciting innovation happening within the classroom and to meet the needs of current and future students.
Gifts to capital projects allow Ransom Everglades to reimagine the upper school campus – from the new Constance & Miguel Fernandez STEM Center and Lampen Family Wellness Center to the La Brisa property and Cameron Hall to the future dining hall and planned humanities building.

La Brisa

The acquisition of the La Brisa estate next to the upper school has created an opportunity to redesign the campus.
The La Brisa grounds nearly double our acreage, adding room for new walkways, a new quad and meeting areas. The architecturally significant La Brisa house is part of local history and will offer an inviting and stately reception space for campus visitors and bring together the school’s administrative core, housing the Head of School’s Office, the Admission Office and the Advancement/Alumni Engagement Office. La Brisa provides something you don’t expect to find in the middle of Miami: a swath of unspoiled nature, including a mangrove habitat, native flora and access to the bay.
Protecting the environmental legacy of Coconut Grove is an essential part of our stewardship mission. As you will see in our campus master plan, La Brisa’s green spaces will be carefully preserved.

Former Head of School Penny Townsend

"Incorporating the beautiful La Brisa land into our upper school campus has allowed us space to improve our facilities, add vital greenspace and continue our long tradition of respecting, protecting and learning from the treasures of Old Florida and Miami’s precious coastal ecosystems."

An Exciting Milestone: The Opening of the STEM Center

Constance & Miguel Fernandez STEM Center

Science, technology, engineering and math now has a brilliant new home on the upper school campus. The Constance & Miguel Fernandez STEM Center is a three-story, 45,000 sq. ft. facility optimized for formal and informal learning.
Located at the campus entrance, the STEM center creates new opportunities for the kind of indoor/outdoor/experiential learning that has been central to RE’s curriculum from its founding. While many opportunities are reserved, there are still several options remaining.
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.