REinventing Excellence

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  • Head of School Penny Townsend


    By 2014, Paul Ransom’s school on its original Main Highway site could no longer meet the needs of our students. Over time, green space had given way to greatly needed academic, artistic and athletic facilities, not to mention parking lots to accommodate a day school population. The original 40 or so students had ballooned to more than 600, and many of the buildings on campus had not been refurbished since their construction during Headmaster Pierre Cameron’s buildout of the tiny Florida Adirondack School after WWII. The space was cramped, and the academic buildings were in desperate need of updating.

    Simultaneous with the city approval that made plans for a STEM Center a reality, the contiguous La Brisa property came on the real estate market. With a historic main house, seven magnificent acres and a boat basin, this old Miami jewel captured the imaginations of the trustees, and they set about charting a course for the future.
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Campaign at a Glance

REinventing Excellence is about equipping students with the skills and habits of mind needed to thrive in today’s ever-changing world. And to prepare them for their journeys, we are enhancing our curriculum, building our faculty, reimagining our use of technology, transforming our campus and expanding our impact in the community.

We approach these goals with an eye toward the future and a deep appreciation for our past. We believe that our enduring commitment to experiential learning and character development will serve our students well as they confront 21st century challenges. We are more confident than ever that RE graduates will continue to lead with purpose and put more into the world than they take from it.

As of December 31, 2020, we have raised $69.2 million, including $7.2 million in planned gifts.

An Exciting Milestone: The Opening of the STEM Center


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  • Ansin family members surround the Raider statue in 2018

    Help unlock the Ansin Challenge

    Former RE board chair Andrew L. Ansin ’81 and his family have extended an inspiring challenge to the RE community: Bring the campaign to $70 million of its $75 million goal, and the Ansin Foundation will donate $5 million to get to the finish line.

    With $66 million raised to date, the RE community is just $4 million away from unlocking the Ansin Foundation gift that would bring an exciting end to a momentous community effort – and, Ansin hopes, set the stage for the next round of reinvention at RE.
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The Campaign for Ransom Everglades

Learn, Serve, Explore, Excel: The Fund for RE

Dan Leslie Bowden Endowment in the Humanities

Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
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.