Veterinarians showing a group of kids a large sea turtle
Group of students with a sea turtle


Ross Vet Preparatory School


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.



  • All individuals have equal intrinsic worth.
  • All individuals are responsible for their actions.
  • Diversity enriches the individual and society.
  • Success builds self-esteem, which motivates further success.
  • Each child is unique, can learn, and requires nurturing and love to achieve full potential.
  • Students will value learning and be respectful, responsible, and accountable for their actions.
  • The family is of vital importance in the development of the child.
  • Parents, students, and teachers share the responsibility for education.
  • The school environment will reflect consistency, cooperation, and a positive, safe, caring atmosphere among teachers, parents, and students where everyone is treated with respect.
  • Teachers will model positive support, fairness, and consistency using evaluation and communication to improve continuingly.
  • Challenging expectations, coupled with recognition, stimulate effort and greater achievement.
  • Freedom of thought and expression stimulates creativity and is essential to sustain a democratic society.
  • Quality education empowers the individual and expands options throughout life.
  • Our goal is to challenge individual students and to encourage quality performance, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills by incorporating a variety of teaching styles.

The prep school provides numerous hands-on activities for students. These include Science Fairs, Author Days, a school vegetable garden and butterfly habitat, field trips, assembly presentations, social studies projects, art displays, community service projects, catamaran trips, beach days, and cookouts.

Contact Us

Schedule a consultation or arrange a tour with our Principal Michelle Phillips
Phone: 869-465-4161 Ext. 401-1133

Ross Vet campus

We welcome children of all ability, gender, national origin, and race.