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What do you think about when you hear the word dance? Most likely, half of you smile ear to ear and the other half cringe at the thought. That is pretty close to the reaction our Upper School students have when we announce our dance unit each year.

The first week of the unit is spent listening to music, learning to find the beat and practicing setting each move or combination of moves to an eight-count. Each year, we also study a specific dance style, so students have at least four different types of dance in their repertoire upon graduating.

After this introduction, students...Read more

Great Stories. Great Graduates. Introducing our Alumni Spotlight Series...

Stories. They are one of the best parts of my job. I get to listen to stories about tooth fairy visits, recess boo-boos, soccer team successes, field trip discoveries, homework woes and much more. I love hearing all about the lives of our students. Recently, many stories I have found great delight in are those of our Rossman alumni, the students who skipped down the halls of our school years before I arrived. Their memories of Rossman and the passions they pursue beyond our walls both...Read more

Have you ever given any thought to how you learn? In social studies, students were asked to complete a questionnaire to see what learning style best describes them. The goal was to provide students the opportunity to reflect and see how they learn in hopes they would use that information to help them study for a test or complete their homework.

A learning style is an individual’s approach to learning based on strengths, weaknesses and preferences. And knowing yourself as a learner is important if you want to achieve to the best of your ability. When it comes to processing...Read more

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

When integrated in intentional and meaningful ways, technology goes hand in hand with the 6 C’s of education: creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, citizenship, and character education. These life skills are critical for success in our ever-changing world, and Rossman educators cultivate each of them on a daily basis by enhancing students’ learning through technology that is visible in many forms. By giving our students accessibility to technology when needed, we give them a choice in their voice to the world.

This summer, Rossman was able...Read more

I have a unique perspective this year from having my own child apply to college at the same time as my 25 Rossman kids apply to secondary school, and it’s amazing how similar the processes actually are! Both can be incredibly stressful times for students and parents alike.

Let’s Compare the Steps:

1.    Find the right fit – school research

We are blessed with so many great secondary school choices in St. Louis. For college, the landscape is even broader!

2.    Complete a lengthy...Read more

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” —Aristotle

What ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle believed in 350 B.C. is precisely what we aspire to impart every day at Rossman School — a balanced education of heart and mind. Academically, students discuss great literature and history, as well as participate in scientific investigation and collaborative group projects, all which offer rich opportunities to integrate lessons of a parallel priority: the development of strong character. As a complementary social component of character...Read more

STEAM is a buzz word in art education. It refers to adding art and design into the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The goal is for these subjects to work together and influence innovation among students. It is exciting to see how cross-curricular work can help students make connections, ask good questions and discover more about different subjects.

After seeing a display of artwork at the University of Michigan with the subject matter of scientific cells, I was inspired to see how Rossman’s science and art curriculum could work together to create a STEAM...Read more

The Class of 2018 recently returned from a week at sixth grade camp. This class started the week off with an intense creek walk, navigating a creek never trekked by a Rossman School class before. They continued making a name for themselves as they enjoyed orienteering, woodworking, journal making, barter games, rock climbing, emotional campfires, night hikes, and more. We were not surprised when this class used their friendship and care for each other to problem solve, overcome mental obstacles and work together as a team, time and time again.

There were many highlights during the...Read more

Outstanding ability in mathematics recently earned Rossman School sixth graders Alex Bahr, Christopher Braggs, Grant Dahl, Ryan Hardwick, Jason Klutho, and Jonathan Lee the ranking of first place in the Missouri Math League Annual Sixth Grade Contest. The six-member team, generated by combining the school’s top personal test scores, outperformed 24 other Missouri schools to obtain the state champion title. The win is the third in Rossman’s history, the first two having been in 2006 and 2014. Individually, the students on this year’s first place team ranked second (tie), 9th, 11th, and 17th...Read more

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