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Ransom Everglades School

School rating 4.9 / 5 by

3575 Main Highway Miami FL 33133 United States
Boarding
None to None
Day
6th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

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Class sizes at Ransom Everglades School are around 14. The faculty is required to be available almost all day and many teachers even skip lunch to provide extra help. The work load is out of control, however. I rarely got more than 7 hours of sleep. I learned A LOT and attribute my success today to Ransom, but I also think that it could do a better job of balancing out the workload. I believe that Ransom is not only the best school in Miami, but also in Florida.

College Counseling

College Counseling begins junior year when you meet with your advisor every two weeks or....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

I took the PSAT to get into 6th grade, so I don't remember anything about....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Although I was overworked and stressed throughout my high school career, I woiuldn't choose anywhere else than Ransom. It was a great experience. The teachers are the best and I still keep in touch. It is because of the dedicated teachers that are so friendly and helpful that I feel over-prepared for college....

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