Ross School

18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
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Ross School Photo #2 - Ross School Tennis Academy is the premier tennis academy of the Hamptons. RSTA offers elite competitive tennis training, as well as a variety of programming for the school community.
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Ross School Photo #4 - The learning spaces at Ross are lined with original works of art, fine reproductions, and artifacts from all over the world, as well as advanced technology and well-equipped, versatile areas for performing arts, science, visual arts, media, and sports.
Ross School Photo #5 - The majority of Ross faculty hold advanced degrees in their specialty areas. Teachers develop close relationships with students, providing a caring and supportive environment where academic excellence, social skills, self-esteem, and respect for others are fostered.
Ross School Photo #6 - The learning spaces at Ross are lined with original works of art, fine reproductions, and artifacts from all over the world, as well as advanced technology and well-equipped, versatile spaces for performing arts, science, visual arts, media, and sports.
Ross School Photo #7 - The Ross Cafe, with a dining area overlooking the treetops, serves wholesome, globally influenced meals that reflect the school's commitment to Regional, Organic, Seasonal, and Sustainable purchasing and culinary practices.
Ross School Photo #8 - In addition to providing fresh, organic ingredients for Ross Cafe, the Spiral Garden serves as an educational resource where students learn firsthand about sustainable gardening practices, soil health, cultivation, planting, and harvesting.
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Ross School Photo #12 - Ross offers a STEAM Certificate program for students who wish to pursue advanced coursework in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).
Ross School Photo #13 - Ross offers a STEAM Certificate program for students who wish to pursue advanced coursework in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).
Ross School Photo #14 - Ross School Tennis Academy is the premier tennis academy of the Hamptons. RSTA offers elite competitive tennis training, as well as a variety of programming for the school community.
Ross School Photo #15 - Ross School Art Academy allows students to focus on artistic practices while pursuing admittance to top art and design schools. Students develop their artistic portfolios and have opportunities to participate in programs and internships with local artists, clubs, galleries, museums, NAEA, and more.
Ross School Photo #16 - Ross offers a wide array of Performing Arts electives and extracurricular opportunities, including Theater, Chamber Music, Chorus, Jazz Band, Modern Dance, Ballet, Tap Dance, Theater Practicum, West African Drumming, World Dance, and more.
Ross School Photo #17 - Ross offers a wide array of Performing Arts electives and extracurricular opportunities, including Theater, Chamber Music, Chorus, Jazz Band, Modern Dance, Ballet, Tap Dance, Theater Practicum, West African Drumming, World Dance, and more.
Ross School Photo #18 - Ross offers many opportunities for interscholastic athletics and club sports, important facets of the school's overall Wellness program.
Ross School Photo #19 - Ross offers many opportunities for interscholastic athletics and club sports, important facets of the school's overall Wellness program.
Ross School Photo #20 - Ross offers many opportunities for interscholastic athletics and club sports, important facets of the school's overall Wellness program.
Ross School Photo #21 - Ross offers many opportunities for interscholastic athletics and club sports, important facets of the school's overall Wellness program.
Ross School Photo #22 - Ross School offers both seven- and five-dayboarding options for students in Grades 612and postgraduates. The boarding programprovides students with a "home away fromhome" in luxurious single-family houses in East Hampton and Sag Harbor, hosting student groups under the guidance and care of Ross faculty and staff.
Ross School Photo #23 - Ross School offers both seven- and five-dayboarding options for students in Grades 612and postgraduates. The boarding programprovides students with a "home away fromhome" in luxurious single-family houses in East Hampton and Sag Harbor, hosting student groups under the guidance and care of Ross faculty and staff.
Ross School Photo #24 - Ross School offers both seven- and five-dayboarding options for students in Grades 612and postgraduates. The boarding programprovides students with a "home away fromhome" in luxurious single-family houses in East Hampton and Sag Harbor, hosting student groups under the guidance and care of Ross faculty and staff.
Ross School Photo #25 - Field Academy trip to Solomon Islands. Field Academy is an opportunity for students and teachers to travel and work intensively on group and individual projects during the three weeks between Winter and Spring Terms. A wide variety of classes and programs are offered to expose students to in-depth study, new interests, possible college/career paths, volunteer opportunities, and recreational pursuits.
Ross School Photo #26 - Field Academy trip to Mozambique. Field Academy is an opportunity for students and teachers to travel and work intensively on group and individual projects during the three weeks between Winter and Spring Terms. A wide variety of classes and programs are offered to expose students to in-depth study, new interests, possible college/career paths, volunteer opportunities, and recreational pursuits.
Ross School Photo #27 - Field Academy is an opportunity for students and teachers to travel and work intensively on group and individual projects during the three weeks between Winter and SpringTerms. A wide variety of classes and programs are offered to expose students to in-depth study, new interests, possible college/career paths, volunteer opportunities, and recreational pursuits.
Ross School Photo #28 - Ross Lower School, located on an idyllic farmland campus in Bridgehampton, NY, is home to Nursery-Grade 4 classes.
Ross School Photo #29 - Ross Lower School, located on an idyllic farmland campus in Bridgehampton, NY, is home to our Nursery-Grade 4 classes.
Ross School Photo #30 - Ross Lower School, located on an idyllic farmland campus in Bridgehampton, NY, is home to our Nursery-Grade 4 classes.
Ross School is a co-educational boarding (Grades 6-12, PG) and day school (Nursery-Grade 12, PG) located on two beautiful campuses in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, about two hours east of New York City.
Serving approximately 325 students and attracting a world-class faculty, the School offers a global, integrated curriculum with engaging courses in science, math, arts, humanities, and wellness, with opportunities for independent study, competitive athletics, extracurricular activities, and travel.
The Ross educational experience aims to impart to young people a 21st-century skill set and the inspiration that will motivate them to keep their minds actively engaged in learning.
The School stresses direct personal experiences, inquiry through primary sources, and hands-on interpretation and analysis of information.
Ross School has a successful college placement program, with 100% of applicants receiving acceptances at competitive colleges and universities.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 314 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $86,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $50,550
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Ross School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Ross School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12, PG
8-12
Grades Offered (Day)
PK-12, PG
PK-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Language-based differences, mild learning differences
n/a
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1991
1906
Campus Size
63 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
314 students
320 students
% Students of Color
10%
25%
% International Students
41%
20%
% Students Boarding
60%
67%
Average SAT Score
1575
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
22
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Polo shirts, khaki pants
Casual
Average Class Size
16 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$86,200
(International Fee: $7,500 )
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$50,550
(Please contact admissions@ross.org for cost breakdown by grade.)
$35,000
Tuition international students
$86,200
$55,985
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$81,200
$46,150
% Students on Financial Aid
35%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$20,000
(Average Merit Scholarship )
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Average Percentile SSAT
80%
-
Acceptance Rate
60%
60%
Director of Admissions
Nina Waechter
Associate Director of Admissions
Liss Larsen

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
Courses
Advanced American History, Advanced Art History, Advanced Biology, Advanced English, Advanced European History, Advanced Spanish Language, Advanced Spanish Literature, Advanced Studio Art, Advanced Calculus, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Environmental Science, Advanced Literature, Advanced Physics, Advanced Psychology, Advanced Statistics

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
22
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Book and Research Club, Business and Entrepreneurship Club, Ceramics Club, Crocheting Club, Environmental Club, Film Production Club, GSA Club, Horsemanship Club, Irish Dance Club, Jewelry Making Club, Makeup Artists Club, Mathletes, Meditation Club, Model UN Club, Music Club, Photography Club, Spanish Club, Weight Training Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Spring Musical, Theatre Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness Club

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • The Ross educational experience aims to impart to young people a 21st-century skill set and the inspiration that will motivate them to keep their minds actively engaged in lifelong learning. Ross School offers a dynamic environment where students take an active role in their learning. In addition to core curricular classes, which include English, cultural history, mathematics, science, technology, arts, and languages, students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their own learning by exploring their interests and passions through elective courses, independent study, and Field Academy classes. A Senior Project of the student`s design represents the culmination of this personal exploration.
  • Electives vary each term and range from African Drumming to World Religions to Neuroscience, with yearlong and single-term options. Students in good standing whose interests are not found in the offered electives or who wish to pursue more in-depth studies in a particular area may propose independent study under the tutelage of a faculty mentor.
  • Field Academy offers an opportunity for teachers and students in Grades 7-12 and postgraduates to work intensively on group and individual projects during the three weeks between Winter and Spring Terms. Classes and programs in a wide variety of subjects are offered to expose students to in-depth study, new interests, possible college/career paths, volunteer opportunities, and recreational pursuits. Many of these occur in conjunction with travel, both abroad and within the United States.
  • LD types supported: Language-based differences, mild learning differences
  • Ross School accreditations: NAIS, NYAIS, TABS, MSA
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Ross School cost?
Ross School's tuition is approximately $86,200 for boarding students and $50,550 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Ross School?
The acceptance rate of Ross School is 60%, which is equal to the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does Ross School offer?
Ross School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.
Does Ross School offer a summer program?
Yes, Ross School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Ross School's ranking?
Ross School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High average SAT scores and High SSAT scores.
When is the application deadline for Ross School?
The application deadline for Ross School is Dec. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 314 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $86,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $50,550
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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