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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 our upcoming spring Information Session for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten to our monthly Girl Talk sessions, you’ll find a resource that fits your family.

How Will I Know When My Daughter Is Ready?

When is it time for pre-k? When is it time for kindergarten? Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. to explore the elements of school readiness and learn how best to support your daughter's growth with the Head of the Ellis Lower School and one of our Early Childhood Educators.
Who should attend: Parents of prospective pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students

A New Virtual Series from Ellis

Looking to raise a daughter who is not only armed with confidence but who steps up ready to make a positive change in the world? Tune out the noise and tune in (either live or on-demand) to Girl Talk: Conversations for Parents, a free, monthly virtual series from The Ellis School.
Girl Talk provides parents with a digital meeting space to hear from educators and experts who are versed in supporting girls to become bold, authentic, and intellectually vibrant changemakers. From responsible social media use to effecting change through STEM to community engagement, no topic is too big or small. These easy-to-access discussions will provide helpful resources and applicable strategies on how parents can raise girls who work collaboratively, ask questions, and pursue their dreams.

Pre-k & Kindergarten Virtual Info Sessions

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

Learn About Our Dynamic and Enriching Academic Program

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

Learn About Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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

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.

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.