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Ross School

Private | PK-12 | 529 students

Ross is best known for it's Spiral Curriculum and specialty academics.
 
 

 
 

Living in East Hampton

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $840,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,780.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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What I can say from my experience with a spouse that works at Ross is, it's most concerned about making money and less concerned with educating our children. The management is unorganized with no direction. They lack respect and support for their educators with a hight turnover rate to show this. What institution will not give a wifi pass code to its educators? Especially when cell signals are not that great there, at least with verizon. Do research and pay attention to the common theme that keeps surfacing.


Posted June 8, 2014

The 2 positive reviews on this site are probably "planted". Ask yourself what student on the 1st day of school goes on a website to say how much they love the school curriculum! The other positive review names two administrators which goes against the policy of this site to "name names" and that "parent' who wrote it had these administrators bio's down like they were reading off resumes. One of the 2 "resigned" without a job on the Friday before Christmas this year (2013). If a parent really wrote that positive review he/she must be on the board or work for the school and was asked to write a good review to balance out the bad reviews. In the 5 years we have been at the school (and we are leaving),student turnover is more than 50% and teacher turnover is higher than that. The school blames student turnover on "who would want to live in the Hamptons!" That is laughable because this is a wonderful place to live and the excuse for the teachers leaving is that you can't find anyone to date if you are single. This school does not practice its own core values. Read all the reviews from 2011 to current day carefully and the truth about the school will be obvious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

My son attended the school and he was completely unprepared for college. He said the arts and culture of the school was great but he felt woefully unprepared in terms of mathematics and science. In addition, the tuition fee was astronomical considering the number of holidays they had. If you want your son to succeed in college or in life in general, I strongly suggest you look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

I go to Ross, and I absolutely love it! The teachers and great, but the best part is the spiral curriculum.


Posted April 9, 2013

I graduated from the Ross school in 2011. I am currently attending Syracuse University. I loved ross for the creative arts and my m- term trips to nicaragua and japan. However I attended there from 5th grade till graduation and the school dramatically changed in my time there. It went from all income classes ( myself low income) to rich white kids and boarding school kids ( mostly korean and chinese). The academics are not strong and I felt extremely unprepared for college especially in science and math. If you are looking for a school with creative arts, travel experiences and small class sizes ross is right for you. However, if you are looking for a school to prepare you for college and the real world re consider. I also have an older sister who graduated from Ross in 07 and went to top school and felt the same way. I Enjoyed my time at ross for the post mart, most of my teachers and peers but it was not worth 8 years of tuition and i am paying for my lack of education now.


Posted March 24, 2013

I'm not sure what one reviewer here was talking about in a review of Ross School ... Our children attend both the Ross Lower and Upper School - and they can't wait to go to school each day. As a (former) teacher myself, I find the faculty at Ross spot on and the administration outstanding. Headmaster Dr. Gregg Maloberti (PHD Penn) and Dr. Jeanette Tyndall, LS Head, seem to me to be outstanding leaders. Both have been senior administrators at The Lawrenceville School, NJ, (Dr. Maloberti) and in the case of Dr. Tyndall, independent schools across the world - Ross (or any school) could hardly have a more experienced senior leadership team. The Curriculum is first rate, the kids seem wonderful to me (our daughter loves having boarding friends from all over the world) and all in all my wife and I could not be more pleased with Ross. As for asking us for money - OF COURSE they do - what private school (or university doesn't) seriously ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

Very disappointed in The Ross School. My child has been going to the Ross School for several years. There is little to nil in the way of providing educational support should the need arise, even if it is basic and your child is bright. Children are pidgeon-holed by some administrative individuals who have little in the way of training to deal with educational issues, and there is little real reaction in terms of paying attention to the needs of your child. This school charges a lot of money,in addition to constantly requesting donations to support "the school", with your child receiving very little in return. There are many days off (in addition to regular holidays) and one begins to wonder exactly what they are providing. The spiral curicculum seems good in theory, but lacking in providing the children a sound preparation for college life. Be careful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2008

Ross school is amazing i love it it is just so different from any other school! you should go there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2008

this school is pretty much amazing! everything is really based on culture and art. the only thing i dont like is some of the teachers... but it is basically good overall.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2006

This school is the coolest school In the world! i have gone here for 4 months now and i love it the food is wonderful! and The faculty is great and the classes are so awesome they have classes like Tai Chi and if you have an sport that you love to do and you do it after school you can instead get out at 2:45 (it depends what grade) and go to that sport and it will count as your gym time
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 52%
Asian 6% N/A
Black 4% 21%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 21%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Stanford
NYU
Columbia
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
German
Hebrew
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Summer Term, Ross School Tennis Academy
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Patricia Lein
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • www.ross.org/apply
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Associations
  • NAIS
  • TABS
Fax number
  • (631) 907-5563

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spiral Curriculum, Innovation Lab
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Summer Term, Ross School Tennis Academy
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Math club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Parent Association
More from this school
  • Cultural history is at the core of the Ross School curriculum, interwoven with all the other disciplines—math, science, language arts, visual arts, performing arts, media studies, technology, and physical education/wellness—in a rich tapestry. While each domain offers its own rigorous curriculum, integration with other domains creates a dynamic choreography of learning. By experiencing, i.e., the interrelationships among mathematics, art, and cultural history, students broaden their perspective.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Stanford
NYU
Columbia
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
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Phone: (631) 907-5400

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