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Experience Ellis for Yourself

Even in a pandemic, there are so many ways for you to get to know Ellis. From weekly Middle and Upper School Showcases for grades 5–12 to monthly Information Sessions for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, you’ll find a virtual visit to fit your schedule.

Pre-k & Kindergarten Virtual Info Sessions

Learn why Ellis is the best school in Pittsburgh for vibrant, intellectually curious, confident girls. Join a comprehensive Q&A session—or attend all three—with the Head of the Lower School and current Ellis parents who will address a different topic in each session.
Who should attend: Parents of prospective pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students

Learn About Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

When: November 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Explore how every girl is invited to bring all aspects of her identity into our shared space and how students make deep, authentic connections with others.

Learn About Our Dynamic and Enriching Academic Program

When: December 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Explore Ellis’ commitment to building a foundation of intellectual curiosity. Discover how we embolden girls to be intellectually vibrant and ambitious. 

Learn About Our Commitment to Learning in Community

Explore Ellis’ commitment to social and emotional growth, learning in community, and developing young women who are secure in themselves.

Middle & Upper School Virtual Showcases

Join a weekly, student-led 40-minute session featuring Ellis students who will share their experiences and talk about their favorite spots on campus, classes, and memories. Bring your questions about what it’s like to be an Ellis student for the Q&A at the end. 
When: Weekly
Who should attend: Prospective students and families for grades 5-8
When: Weekly
Who should attend: Prospective students and families for grades 9-12

Virtual Early Education Showcases

Join a weekly, 40-minute session featuring the Head of the Lower School and the Lower School Admission Coordinator who will share a glimpse into the classroom experience. Bring your questions about what it’s like to be an Ellis student for the Q&A at the end.
When: Weekly at 1:00 p.m.
Who should attend: Families for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten

Contact Our Admission Team

At Ellis, we love nothing more than getting to know prospective families and sharing what makes Ellis a place where girls grow into bright, confident, community-minded changemakers. While we are missing the opportunity to welcome you to campus in person at this time, our admission team is ready to connect by phone or video conference to answer your questions about admission and Tailored Tuition; tell you all about our students, teachers, and programs just as we would on a campus tour; and help you think through how to explore a new school for your daughter during this unusual time. We hope you will join us for some remote learning about everything that makes Ellis an extraordinary school community.

Pandemic Parenting Webinar Series

It’s no longer just the daily grind of dinner plans, pick-up duties, and practice schedules on parents’ minds. With the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are more concerned than ever with the long-term well-being of their children, their family's health and safety, and their future plans. To help parents find real-world solutions and community with one another, The Ellis School is offering a free webinar series for parents focused on belonging, mindfulness, and remote learning.