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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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Ransom Everglades is a prep school with solid academics and extracurriculars. The academic curriculum is very diverse and well-rounded. The school is somewhat focused on its AP curriculum. Many students take 4 AP tests their junior year (I took 5). The class sizes are relatively small, between 10-18 on average. I never felt as if I was being ignored because of the number of students. The faculty is great, and most of the teachers really love to teach. My education at Ransom Everglades prepared me extremely well for college (Princeton). In fact much of my first semester of Princeton advanced math and science courses were a review of the material I had learned in high school.

College Counseling

College counseling meeting begin at the end of junior year. I met with my advisor....

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

Most students attending Ransom Everglades High School (~98%) attended Ransom Everglades Middle School. The school....

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

Ransom Everglades is a great day school. The food is above average, and the cafeteria is being renovated. The neighborhood is amazing. There is almost no crime (people leave backpacks and calculators laying around), and the school is five minutes from Coconut Grove (a mall with restaurants, a movie theater, and shops. Students can grab a bite to eat after school before sports practices, but do not need to worry about safety. There is a large population of Hispanic students, although the dominant ethnicity is white. Socio-economically, the average student is rather wealthy (most students have cars), but there is enough....

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