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Derrick Willard
  • News

Incoming Head of School Derrick D. Willard shares warm wishes and transition planning updates with our community.

Nine New Developments in IDE
  • Makers

As the department continues to offer some of the most innovative learning opportunities at Ravenscroft, we highlight what’s new this fall in Innovation, Design and Engineering.

Meet the P.E. Teachers
  • Fit

In addition to the curriculum, which is aligned with Ravenscroft’s broader mission and places an emphasis on lifelong habits of health and wellness, the department’s work is grounded in Lead From Here.

A grid of photo showing Latin students with certificates and medals
  • News

In standardized tests taken during the 2022-23 school year, dozens of Ravens earned outstanding results as they showed off their knowledge of etymology, vocabulary, literature, mythology and more.

Maya and Lila headshots
  • News

The publication comprises work from students studying Mandarin as a second language at the novice, intermediate and advanced levels and includes feedback from the judges who selected each piece.

Upper School Closes Year With Honors Convocation
  • News

Upper School leadership, grade-level deans, advisors and department chairs recognized students in their division for outstanding character and scholarship in a pre-recorded presentation shared with families on Thursday, May 27

Latin Students Shine on Two National Exams
  • News

Ninety-two Ravenscroft students took the 2021 National Latin Exam on March 8, with 11 upper-level Latin students also taking the National Classical Etymology Exam earlier in the school year.

Learning About Sound Waves
  • Makers

Sixth-grade students learn about sound and light waves then design and make their own instruments from recycled materials. 

Rendering of left side entrance to CSL
  • News

Summer is always a busy time on campus and especially this year. Accommodating physical distancing needs for the pandemic while also breaking ground on the new Olander Center for Student Life are just a few of the efforts our hardworking teams tackled.

Two students wearing safety glasses do an experiment
  • Ethos

Ravens embrace strategies for creating innovative thinkers: giving students opportunities to customize their own learning pathways, empowering them to take more active roles in their education, and connecting their classroom experiences to the real world.

A case of Sphero robots, some with blue lights glowing
  • Makers

As technology continues to transform teaching and learning across campus, two Ravenscroft families have given generously to support and advance its use among students of all ages. 

Four Lower School teachers pose before a bulletin board featuring a crescent moon
  • Ravens Rewind

Ask alumni in classes from the mid-90s on to name their favorite Lower School memory, and many of them will talk excitedly about the moment they learned to love math — by the light of the moon.

Innovator of the Month: Renae Gallagher
  • Voices

Gallagher, a true advocate for student learning, has encouraged students in the Lower School’s Academic Skills program to learn how to use iPads in collaboration with a platform developed by the Hill Center. 

A graphic representation of the Six Sigma process
  • Makers

Two innovative Upper School programs offered for the first time this year are equipping students with both real-world problem-solving skills for the industries in which they’ll one day work and the leadership competencies necessary to put them into successful practice.