Applying for Admission

We are thrilled that you are exploring The Ellis School for your daughter!
The application is completed and submitted electronically through a family’s individual account in the admission platform of our online community, MyEllis. Within their individual account, a family can complete and submit the online application, track their admission progress, register for admission events, register for a Student Visit Day, communicate with admission counselors, request teacher recommendations and school records from schools, and more.

Have We Met Yet?

You're excited to begin your daughter's application process—and we're excited to get to know her! Before you start your application, be sure to fill out the inquiry form below so that we have some basic information from you. Once you've completed this form, you'll receive an email outlining your next steps.

Application Checklists

Are you ready to start or have you already started your application? Great! Review the checklists below to ensure that you have all of the necessary materials ready. Then, click the apply button to create your account or log back into our admission platform. Don't worry! If you do not finish the application in one sitting, you are able to come back at a later date to complete the process.
Just getting started exploring Ellis for your daughter? The Admission Committee welcomes new applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, until a class fills. To learn about possible openings in your child's grade level, please reach out to


  • Online application
  • Schedule a small group tour
  • Parent interview with Jamie Schiff, Head of Lower School
  • Teacher recommendation form
    • Applicable if the applicant is currently enrolled in a program
    • Complete in December 2023
  • Register for a January Play Date with other prospective students
  • Schedule a developmental assessment
    • For applicants turning four years old by September 15, 2024


Grades 1–4

Grades 5–12

The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment. We do not discriminate in student recruitment, admissions, financial aid, or any other aspect of the School’s program, except on the basis of age and gender identity in fulfillment of the School’s mission.