For the fourth year in a row, Ravenscroft's student-led fundraising team for Crucial Catch has been recognized as the top fundraising school in the nation, exceeding their goal of $30,000 by more than $6,000, and once again winning the prestigious Pink Cleat Award.
At Ravenscroft, we believe innovative partnerships help advance our mission. By partnering with the best and brightest subject-area experts, we enrich and enhance our academic excellence and curricular programs to quickly address today’s most important educational priorities.
In 2010, Ravenscroft partnered with the Center for Creative Leadership - one of the world's top-ranked providers of executive education. Together, we pioneered a groundbreaking, Pre-K - 12 curriculum designed to teach the leadership skills that hundreds of business, government, nonprofit and education leaders from all over the world have identified as crucial - but frustratingly rare - in today's workforce. This initiative, Lead From Here, prepares our students to become citizen leaders - to lead and collaborate with others to create positive change.
Founded in 2008, the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG) collects data to assess outcomes and practices to create a nationwide standard for global education, both on and off campus. Ravenscroft is a founding member of the group. GEBG's mission is as follows:
1. To identify best practices in global education by collecting, analyzing, and sharing data from GEBG members.
2. To promote the development of global citizens in independent schools and beyond through global curriculum, experiences, and institutional support. Global Education develops the knowledge, skills, and empathic orientation required to understand multiple perspectives and to thrive in increasingly interconnected world systems. A global citizen acts to promote the common good locally, nationally, and internationally.
Recognizing that social media is a powerful influence on a student’s development, Ravenscroft partnered with The Social Institute on a new, exclusive and groundbreaking social media education program - Winning at Social. The curriculum developed for Lower School, Middle and Upper School students features age-appropriate topics and real life social media challenges and dilemmas, which they discuss with peers in small group workshops. Our comprehensive, integrated approach engages not only students, but faculty and staff and parents too.
Ravenscroft is excited about our most recent partnership with the Hill Center in Durham. This summer, the Hill Center used the Raleigh campus location for top notch summer program, and we anticipate expanding our partnership in the future!