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When you hear the word sustainable, what comes to mind? Recycling? Composting? “Going green”? Rossman’s Upper School students began the school year by learning that this word means a whole lot more than that! After several activities in science class, they’ve started to develop a much deeper understanding of the concept. Our staff has also been discussing the meaning of sustainability and how we can more fully incorporate the process of educating for sustainability at Rossman School.

The accepted definition of sustainability is “when the environmental, economic, and social needs of...Read more

As a school psychologist and as the learning consultant at Rossman, I talk a lot about reading — children learning to read, their motivation to do so, and the emotional toll it can take when reading instruction is not working. Because so much research has been devoted to reading, there is an abundance of information to take into account to address teaching and instruction.

The National Reading Panel was formed in 1997 by Congress. The Panel determined there to be five main areas that need to be considered and explicitly taught to children learning to read, and they include:  ...Read more

A common theme threading and unfolding across each aspect of social emotional and academic learning endeavors in the Senior Kindergarten classroom is the fact that every student is KNOWN, VALUED and LOVED.

KNOWN as a unique individual.
Each learner is given multiple opportunities to show who they are and how they learn best. Through careful assessments and detailed conversations and lessons, each learning activity provides an effort for the teachers and students to connect and build upon prior knowledge as each style of learner is given multiple opportunities...Read more

Throughout my life and career, I have experienced a variety of independent schools in a number of capacities from student to parent, and teacher to administrator. Every independent school has its assets, and its quirks, but there are several distinct qualities that I believe set Rossman apart from other schools and make it a truly special place to be a student, family or faculty member.

Commitment to Each Student

When a child becomes a Rossman student, no matter at what point that journey begins, every effort is made to ensure their success across all...Read more

Did you know that all independent schools have an Annual Fund – elementary schools, secondary schools and even colleges? While public schools rely on support from the government and taxes, private schools rely solely on tuition, income from their endowment and Annual Fund gifts.

Parent support of Rossman’s Annual Fund is vital to the success of the school. You might ask, “How does my Annual Fund gift affect my child, his classmates, the faculty and staff, or the school?” A few of our faculty and staff reflected on some of the ways the Annual Fund enhances learning in and out of the...Read more

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