Ellis Latin students in grades 8 to 12 competed at the 64th annual Pennsylvania Junior Classical League convention at Penn State. The Pennsylvania Junior Classical League, an organization for junior and senior high school students enrolled in Classical Courses, was "formed to promote the study of Latin and Greek and to impart an understanding of the debt which our own culture owes to that of Classical antiquity.”
The Ellis School took home numerous awards, including 2nd place overall, at the May 19, 2015 Fairchild Challenge awards ceremony at Phipps Conservatory. The 2nd place award includes $500 for the School's environmental programs. In addition to 2nd place overall, the Class of 2021 received a special merit award for their Eco-Scientist Superhero video directed by Mary Ann Diel. The video featured Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmental activist and founder of the Green Belt Movement.