Ross School

  • Ross School is a co-educational boarding and day school located in East Hampton, about 2 hours east of New York City.
  • The School offers a global, integrated curriculum with engaging courses in science, arts, humanities, and wellness, while offering opportunities for independent study, competitive athletics, extracurricular activities, and travel. Innovation Lab @Ross is an academy for advanced high school students who are passionate about science, mathematics, engineering, media, and technology.
  • The Ross School Tennis Academy offers student-athletes an unusual and dynamic program that combines an engaging, global curriculum with the highest level of competitive tennis training available. Ross School serves over 360 students in pre-nursery through grade 12, PG, and attracts a world class faculty.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supported Language-based differences, mild learning differences
Year Founded1991
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students368 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Ross School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
Advanced CoursesArt History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Music Theory, Studio Art, U.S. History, World History
Average SAT score1140
Average ACT score22
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Navy shirt and khaki pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$42,880
Tuition NotesPlease contact for cost breakdown by grade level.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJason Warnick


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsArchery, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingArcheryBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
SoftballSurf Team,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Environmental, Gardening, Model United Nations, Robotics, Student Government (Middle and Upper School), Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness Club, Surfing, Wellness

School Notes

  • 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. Ross School prepares children for meaningful lives and active participation in the global community at a time of monumental, rapid-paced change. We aim to help students understand their needs and responsibilities in this place and time, relative to the past, in order to prepare for and embrace the future.We are dedicated to providing the best possible education for our own students while exchanging information about integrated curriculum development, teaching strategies, and school organization with other schools all over the world. We are part of a growing network of students, teachers, school leaders, and mentors of all ages and backgrounds, at locations around the globe, working and learning together.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
My kids are thriving at Ross! Unfortunately, we have had to move a couple of times due to my career so my wife and I have experienced a few different schools with our children. From Connecticut to New York, Public to Private: Ross stands out by far. Amazing curriculum, beautiful place and most importantly an incredibly caring community of teachers, parents and students.
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Well worth every penny. My son is on the upper campus at Ross and loves it. Amazing in all ways. Great, professional and knowledgeable staff, beautiful campus, delicious food,and challenging work, what else can you ask for in a school. I highly recommend Ross for anyone who is looking for a college like environment for their child. If you think it's not affordable look into the merit scholarships and financial aid that is offered. Well worth it!!!
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My 2 sons are blossoming at Ross. The hands on and well crafted academic program is exceeding my expectations.. The teachers are caring, attentive and enthusiastic. The friendships they have developed are respectful and mindful and the parent body is welcoming and involved. The environment and structures are exptional.
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