REinventing Excellence

Construction Updates

Welcome to our REinventing Excellence construction page. Our goal is to keep the RE community informed as we unveil our new STEM Center, refurbish other parts of the Ransom Campus and unite the upper school with the beautiful La Brisa land next door.

List of 6 news stories.

  • STEM Center gets finishing touches

    The STEM Center labs and classrooms are readied for the arrival of furniture and final touches as  landscaping, pavers and recreation areas on the new quad take shape. The retractable seating in the multi-purpose room under the monumental staircase is installed.
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  • Rooftop outdoor classroom

    A look inside the STEM Center

    Ceiling panels, track lighting, interior glass walls, lab cabinetry and multipurpose room finishes and seating have been installed inside the STEM Center in recent weeks, bringing the project ever nearer to completion. See the latest photos from inside the building.
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  • Dramatic detailing on the STEM Center

    Work continues on inside of STEM Center

    Gleaming on the outside, the STEM Center is nearing completion on the inside. Interior finishes are in process on all three floors, and the retractable seating in the multipurpose room is being installed. Meanwhile, workers are carving out pathways and putting benches in place in the tree-filled new quad.
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  • Exterior of STEM Center reaches conclusion

    The blue protective covering that covered the STEM Center windows for months has come down, signaling the near-completion of external building work and allowing a view into the classrooms and labs that are taking shape. Meanwhile, nearly all of the trees that had a temporary home behind the La Brisa home have been moved to their destinations in the new quad and parking lot.
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  • View from behind the STEM Center

    Entry parking nearly finished

    While RE students learn remotely, construction continues at the upper school. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the entry parking lot and have laid herringbone pavers and installed lighting to complete the driveway to the La Brisa house, creating an attractive access way.
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  • Under-construction laboratory in the STEM Center

    Cabinetry in classrooms, trees onto quad

    The STEM Center's labs and classrooms are starting to look the part as workers outfit them with expansive white cabinetry and floor-to-ceiling glass walls. They also have placed acoustic wood panels and ceiling lighting in the reconfigurable multipurpose room that will eventually have retractable seating for 200.
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STEM Center Time-Lapse


The Campaign for Ransom Everglades

The STEM Center

La Brisa

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.