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Experience Ellis for Yourself

From campus visits to virtual information sessions, group tours to family-friendly community events, there are plenty of ways to connect with us. Check out our upcoming events so you can experience Ellis for yourself!

Upcoming Events

Virtual Information Sessions

Learn why Ellis is the best school in Pittsburgh for vibrant, intellectually curious, confident girls. Join a comprehensive Q&A session with current members of our school community and hear all about what you and your family can expect from your Ellis experience.

Early Education Info Sessions

Who should attend: Parents/guardians of prospective pre-k and kindergarten students

Middle School Info Sessions

Who should attend: Parents/guardians of prospective students in grades 5–8

Upper School Info Sessions

Who should attend: Parents/guardians of prospective students in grades 9–12

Explore Ellis

Are you curious about what The Ellis School has to offer but want an experience beyond an ordinary open house? Explore Ellis is the event for you! These exploratory afternoons focus on a specific area of learning to give families a true Ellis experience while participating in hands-on workshops and having a lot of fun.

Early Education Small Group Tours

The best way to experience Ellis is to see our campus in action. Join Becky Amis, Lower School Admission Coordinator, for an in-person small group tour of The Ellis School's campus, highlighting our Early Education program: 3-year-old and 4-year-old pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. Please note: These tours are for grown-ups only.

Personal Tours

Totally new to our school? Consider this tour your Ellis 101! You'll get a taste of campus life, hear all about our academic programs, and have ample opportunity to chat one-on-one with our Admissions team and ask any questions you may have.

Prospective Lower School (grades 1–4) parents and Upper School (grades 9–12) parents and their students can expect an hour tour of campus.

Visit Days

Your child's immersive Ellis experience awaits. They'll get to know our school by spending time with those who know it best: our students!

Prospective Middle School students will experience a half day at The Ellis School. They should arrive with their families at 8:30 a.m. for a campus tour. At 9:30 a.m., prospective students will meet with their student host before visiting classes. Prospective students should be picked up at 12:30 p.m. 

Prospective Upper School students will experience a half day at The Ellis School. They should arrive at 9:00 a.m. and will be met by their student hosts for a tour of campus, followed by visiting classes and having an interactive experience with current students and faculty. Parents may stay on campus for an optional hour tour starting at 9:15 a.m. Prospective students should be picked up at 1:00 p.m.

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. Our admission team is ready to connect in person or by phone or video conference to answer your questions about admission and Tailored Tuition; tell you all about our students, teachers, and programs; and help you think through how to explore a new school for your daughter.