Ross School 2015 Summer Term Begins

image_1 Earlier this week, Ross School faculty and staff were thrilled to welcome Summer Term @Ross students to the community. Newcomers from countries around the world, including United States, Brazil, Spain, India, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, China, Russia, Japan, Ukraine, and Germany, arrived at the Center for Well-Being at Ross Upper School in East Hampton; and they were soon busy making friends and settling into their new boarding homes.

During their first days, students met with teachers and advisors to discuss assignments and expectations, swapped stories with new friends and schoolmates over dinner in the Ross Café, and generally learned their way around campus. Many also completed placement exams to determine specific skills and language proficiencies.

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For the next three weeks, Summer Term @Ross students will take the following primary courses with optional electives:

  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
    • Beginner level with teacher Kristine Hart
    • Intermediate level with teacher Lance Sun
    • Advanced level with Wes Howard
  • SAT Prep with teacher Lisa Rattray
  • Mathematics with teachers Brittany Thompson and Peter Roberts
  • Innovation Lab @Ross with Kenneth Coy
  • Electives
    • Media Studies
    • Culinary Arts
    • Visual Arts
    • Wellness
    • Tennis

Summer Term students are also finding it’s not always hard work. Their schedule balances rigorous academic courses with relaxation and time at the beach, cultural events, shopping, and day trips to New York City.

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“The term provides unique opportunities for students to realize their academic potential and gain a competitive edge, as well as memorable experiences in the Hamptons with new friends from around the world,” said Sasha Skulsky, director of Summer Term @Ross.

Over the July 4 holiday weekend, students, teachers and house parents will celebrate America’s Independence Day with a group barbeque and watching stunning local fireworks in the nearby historic town of Sag Harbor.