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.
I go to Ross, and I absolutely love it! The teachers and great, but the best part is the spiral curriculum.
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.
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 ...
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.
Ross school is amazing i love it it is just so different from any other school! you should go there!
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.
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
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