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Ross Upper School

Ross Upper School is a coeducational private boarding traditional school for students in grades 7 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Nestled in oak woodlands in East Hampton, NY, Ross Upper School is a co-educational boarding and day school serving grades 7 through 12 and postgraduate students. Ross School’s mission is to change the way education meets the future, to foster interdisciplinary, integrated thinking and innovative leadership; to engage fully in the global community; and to facilitate lifelong learning. The Ross School motto, “Know Thyself in Order to Serve,” embodies the globally conscious education that prepares students to be productive citizens of the world.

Ross provides students with the opportunities to expand and grow in the classroom and as members of the community by educating the whole child for the whole world—mind, spirit and body. At the heart of Ross School’s educational philosophy is the firm belief that all students can become successful learners and that there are no predetermined limits to what students can accomplish at any age. A broad range of materials, approaches, and interconnected learning opportunities encourage each child to discover and develop their own strengths.


The innovative Ross curriculum is based on a framework of cultural history, interwoven with all the other disciplines—math, science, language arts, visual arts, performing arts, media studies, technology, and physical education/wellness—into a rich tapestry. While each domain offers its own rigorous curriculum, integration with other domains creates a dynamic choreography of learning. By experiencing, for example, the interrelationships among mathematics, art, and cultural history, students broaden their perspective and learn how to address situations using ideas from multiple disciplines.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to change the way education meets the future; to foster interdisciplinary, integrated thinking and innovative leadership; to engage fully in the global community; and to facilitate lifelong learning.

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Learning Outcome Information

In a highly competitive year, the Ross School Class of 2015 received 268 college acceptances to 130 different colleges and universities. They were offered merit scholarships in excess of $3.8 million.




Grades Cost Term
Middle School $50,650 Annual

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Academic Calendar: Trimester

Test Scores

1620 25th percentile score for the SAT Composite

1970 75th percentile score for the SAT Composite

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • French

Student Services

Student Services
    Academic Support Services
  • Libraries
  • Special Needs Services
  • Study Abroad

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 481
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 20
Kindergarten 24
1 12
2 10
3 24
4 20
5 30
6 34
7 30
8 45
9 58
10 58
11 58
12 58

Ross Upper School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Ross Upper School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Percent Boarding 35%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 85%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 6%


Grades 9–12 Athletic Teams: Baseball (Boys) Basketball (Boys and Girls) Cheerleading (Co-ed) Cross Country (Boys and Girls) Golf (Co-ed) Rowing (Co-ed) Sailing (Co-ed) Soccer (Boys and Girls) Softball (Girls) Tennis (Boys and Girls) Track and Field (Boys and Girls) Volleyball (Girls) Grades 7–8 Athletic Teams: Baseball (Boys) Basketball (Boys and Girls) Soccer (Boys and Girls) Softball (Girls) Volleyball (Boys and Girls)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Math Team
  • Sailing
  • Surf Team
  • Yearbook

Associations & Memberships

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Other school associations

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