MESSAGE FROM A. RANDOL BENEDICT
|Esse Quam Videri, to be rather than to seem. Our motto has many interpretations, but to me it means that here, at Pittsburgh’s only age 3 – grade 12 girls’ school, girls can truly “be” themselves. |
An Ellis girl is unique and creative not just in her personality but also in her ideas; she is passionate about the local and global community; she is inspired to learn, to lead, and to shape the world around her.
At Ellis, girls are connected with their teachers, and are confident and self-possessed in all that they do. The faculty is clearly invested in their work and in the success of each girl – you can see and feel it as you walk through the school.
Combine my time as a student with 20 years of service to independent schools, and I've spent two-thirds of my life in an all-girls setting. I say with confidence that here, girls get to know themselves in a way that is more challenging than in a coed setting. Ellis girls can be themselves at all times. As the Head of School, it is my job to support this positive environment, to encourage all members of our community to risk, possibly fail, and to persevere in their life here.
I invite you to explore this website to discover what it means to be part of this all-girls school, whether it is as a student, parent, faculty member, or friend. I also invite you to come to campus see firsthand what it means to be an Ellis girl. I’m certain that you too will observe the essence of Esse Quam Videri – that Ellis girls aren’t motivated to “seem” but rather to “be” passionate about learning in and beyond the classroom.
|by Randie Benedict|
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | May 30, 2012
By Chris Brueningsen and Randie Benedict
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 30, 2012
|By A. Randol Benedict |
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | July 23, 2010