Welcome, Ross Neighbors! For over 100 years, Branson School has been an integral part of the Ross community and we are fortunate to call the Town of Ross home. Many of our faculty and students are Ross residents themselves, and they are actively engaged in the community. Chris Mazzola, our Head of School, serves on the Ross Leadership Council. Our faculty with young children are involved as parents with Ross School and Ross Recreation. In fact, we have 14 faculty who are residents of Ross, 10 of whom live on our campus with their families.
Within our gate we see our neighbors on Circle Drive on a daily basis, and many of our nearby neighbors enjoy walking through campus or playing on our field on the weekends. Our beautiful tranquil location in Ross is beloved by our alumni and is one of the reasons many students choose to come to Branson.
We strive to be a good neighbor and maintain positive relations with all who live in our community, including,
- Continual monitoring of parking and traffic at three locations daily during peak hours
- Free Covid testing on campus
- Informal use of our athletic fields, tennis courts, and practice facilities
- Invitations to performances and other community events
- Ross School lunches are prepared in the Branson kitchen
- Community partnerships with local organizations like Cedars, Ross School, and Town of Ross events
In February 2022, the Ross Town Council voted unanimously to approve Branson's amended Conditional Use Permit (CUP). This enables Branson to begin a phased increase to the student body – 100 new students over the next four years – starting with a 25-student increase to the incoming Class of 2026. Learn more about the CUP process and Branson's new Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDMP).
The Branson Neighborhood Group, as per our amended CUP, welcomes residents from streets adjacent to Branson (Fernhill, Bolinas, Glenwood, Norwood, Circle Drive, Hillgirt) to campus 2-3 times each year. In these meetings we share updates and gather feedback about our new Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDMP) and any other Branson-related issues that are pertinent to our neighbors.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Neighborhood Group Meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. If you missed it, you can read the notes from the meeting here. We look forward to meeting again in a few months.
To receive timely email communications from Branson about special events, traffic considerations, and other things of interest to our neighbors, please email email@example.com.
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