THE HISTORY OF ROSS PREPARATORY SCHOOL (ROSS PREP)
Ross Prep was founded in 2000 responding to the need for expat colleagues of the university to have a school with a U.S. curriculum for their children. In its first year, seven students met in a faculty lounge until a three-room building was constructed. In 2009, the current building was built, and it has been home ever since. The Ross Prep program now serves the children of university faculty, staff, and students, as well as children from the local and expatriate island community. On average, there are as many as 80 students enrolled during the academic year, of a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds.
Ross Prep has built a team of teachers to provide experience, consistency, and continuity to the program. Over the past several years, we have improved our rigorous academic curriculum. We’ve clearly defined our middle school program, courses such as Informational Technology, Social Skills, Integrated Arts, and daily P.E. have been added over the years.
The cross-age grouping of classes, low student-teacher ratios, and student-centered classrooms make for a solid foundational learning environment where diversity, respect, perseverance, and responsibility are promoted.