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Nicole Ross, Courtney Ross at the Ross School's 2009 Starlight Ball in the Hamptons. Photo: Adriel Reboh/Patrick

Courtney Sale Ross is the founder of Ross School, Ross Global Academy, and Ross Institute.

Courtney Sale Ross is a graduate of Skidmore College, where she was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in 1991.

Widow of Steven J. Ross, former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner
Mother of Nicole Ross

Courtney Sale Ross has been an innovative leader in the field of education for over 16 years. Courtney Sale Ross recognized that preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century requires pioneering models that will transform education. Aided by the research of many educational pioneers and leading thinkers, she set out to expand upon some of the best practices in K-12 education. Today Courtney Sale Ross is the founder of Ross School, Ross Global Academy, and Ross Institute.

The Ross School
Founded in 1991 by Courtney Sale Ross and her late husband, Steven J. Ross, Ross School serves over 560 students in Pre-Nursery through grade 12 on two beautiful campuses in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, New York. Ross School is committed to offering the highest quality education to the broadest range of students and developing, as part of the Ross Institute, a model for 21st century education that can be applied to transform education in public school settings world-wide. The global, integrated curriculum at Ross School combined with on-site learning, peer teaching, mentoring, and technology ensures that students will have the skills and frameworks essential for the 21st century.

The Ross Institute
Founded in 1996, Ross Institute for Advanced Study and Innovation in Education was established to promote understanding of the implications of globalization for pre-collegiate public education. The Institute brings together leading scholars, educators and policy-makers in support of innovative research and practices in global education. Ross Institute also actively fundraises to support Institute projects such as Ross School. The work of the Institute focuses on three major areas: providing professional development for schools who would like to adopt the Ross Model, growing worldwide community of Ross Network Schools committed to 21st century education and catalyzing research in order to improve pedagogical practice.

Ross Global Academy
In 2006, Courtney Sale Ross founded the Ross Global Academy in collaboration with New York University's Steinhardt School of Education and New York City's Board of Education. Ross Global Academy is an innovative public charter school, located in New York City, that serves lower and middle school students. Ross Global Academy provides a holistic education, based on the Ross School model, to enable students to develop a global worldview. RGA aims to serve students from diverse cultural backgrounds with varied learning styles while cultivating in all students an engagement in life-long learning and well-being.

Prior to her work in education, Courtney Sale Ross founded a contemporary art gallery in Dallas, Texas. Courtney Sale Ross has also produced a number of films, including 'The Big Picture,' as well as a six-part documentary series on New York School artists called 'Strokes of Genius.' In 1990, Courtney Sale Ross was executive producer for 'Listen Up! The Lives of Quincy Jones'.


In addition to her work with the Ross School, Ross Institute, and Ross Global Academy, Courtney Sale Ross has also given to major universities across the United States, including Harvard University, New York University, the University of Southern California and Skidmore College. Courtney Sale Ross created the Ross Scholarship Fund for minority women at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She also extends to the People's Republic of China and has endowed a number of museums with contributions related to education and research, including establishing the Courtney and Steven J. Ross Multi-Media and Communications Center at the Shanghai Museum.

Courtney Sale Ross is active in her community and serves on a number of boards, especially those with an emphasis on education, wellness, and international relations. Courtney Sale Ross is a member of the board for the New York University, the Asia Society, the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, the Committee on U.S./China Relations, and the United Nations Association of the United States of America.

Media Coverage
1.Juergen Friedrich
2.Martha Stewart
3.Michele Claeys
4.Nicole Ross
5.Seth Meyers
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1.Image Gallery: The Ross School 2012 Club Starlight Ball
2.Image Gallery: Hamptons for Haiti 2011 Benefit
3.Image Gallery: Ross School 2011 Live at Club Starlight Benefit
4.Image Gallery: The Urban Zen Stephan Weiss Apple Awards
5.Image Gallery: Ross School 2010 Club Starlight Benefit
6.Image Gallery: Ross School Grand Slam Winners
7.Image Gallery: Ross School 2009 Pro Am Tennis Tournament
8.Image Gallery: Ross School 2009 Starlight Ball
9.Image Gallery: The Ross School Starlight Ball
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People & Parties >>MORE EVENTS 
JUN 02, 2012
Ross School Benefit
MAY 31, 2012
Mad. Square Art Benefit
MAY 22, 2012
MoMA Party in the Garden
MAY 22, 2012
Audubon Luncheon
MAY 21, 2012
Frick Spring Party
MAY 18, 2012
Barnes Foundation Gala
MAY 17, 2012
Noguchi Museum Benefit
MAY 14, 2012
ABT Gala
MoMA David Rockefeller Award Luncheon MoMA David Rockefeller Award Luncheon