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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Open House:
Grades 1–12
8:30–11:00 a.m.


This group event is geared toward parents of prospective students in grades 1–12. Visit and see how The Ellis School prepares, empowers, and inspires each and every girl through an excellent education in an all-girls environment. See more of the campus, learn about our top-notch STEM programs and our excellence in the liberal arts, and discover how Ellis can enhance your daughter’s academic and personal growth.

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June Camps

List of 7 items.

  • Create It

    AGES 2–3
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 10–149:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Age 2, coed$275$300

    AGES 3–4 - HALF DAY
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 10–149:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Ages 3 and 4, coed$160$175

    AGES 3–4 - FULL DAY
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 10–149:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Ages 3 and 4, coed$325$350

    ENTERING KINDERGARTEN
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 10–149:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Entering kindergarten, coed$325$350

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (AGES 5–11)
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 10–149:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Entering grades 1–4, coed$340$365
    What happens when kids are free to stretch themselves and their imaginations? Their inventiveness and creativity expand and explode! In the Create It camp, kids will explore the reaches of their creative power by testing their abilities via exciting design thinking and construction activities. Campers will transform into mini-makers and engineers as they build structures, craft in collaboration, and tinker with a multitude of materials. Campers in the ages 3–4 full day program will swim at Chatham University two times during the week of their camp. Campers in the entering kindergarten and elementary school programs will swim at Chatham University three times during the week of their camp. Please note: all campers ages 3 and up MUST be potty-trained.
  • Characters, Conflict, and Craft

    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1 Regular Price Before June 1
    June 10–149:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Entering grades 9–12, coed$175$200
    Characters, Conflict, and Craft will help young fiction writers hone their creative writing skills through reading innovative fiction, practicing new skills and techniques, and working on original projects. We will begin to unravel the mystery of story creation and provide a structured, supportive environment for students to develop, share, and revise original work, from small flash fiction to longer-form pieces. This camp will be a creative, energetic, and collaborative space for aspiring authors to discuss and explore their passion for writing. Instructor Zana Previti just released her first quasi-historical fiction novel titled The Chilling Simple.
  • Up, Up, and Away!

    AGES 2–3
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 17–219:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Age 2, coed$275$300

    AGES 3–4 - HALF DAY
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 17–219:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Ages 3 and 4, coed$160$175

    AGES 3–4 - FULL DAY
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 17–219:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Ages 3 and 4, coed$325$350

    ENTERING KINDERGARTEN
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 17–219:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Entering kindergarten, coed$325$350

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (AGES 5–11)
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 17–219:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Entering grades 1–4, coed$340$365
    Is your child’s biggest role model Wonder Woman one week and Batman the next? At our Up, Up, and Away! camp, campers will immerse themselves in the world of superheroes as they invent their own fantastical characters, design gadgets and gizmos for their utility belts, and create a mask to conceal their real identity from the outside world. Whether they’re racing through an obstacle course to avoid villains or imagining their supernatural abilities, your child will experience art, music, movement, and science through the lens of their favorite superheroes. Campers in the ages 3–4 full day program will swim at Chatham University two times during the week of their camp. Campers in the entering kindergarten and elementary school programs will swim at Chatham University three times during the week of their camp. Please note: all campers ages 3 and up MUST be potty-trained.
  • Pittsburgh FIT

    ENTERING GRADES 5–8
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Price
    June 17–219:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.Entering grades 5–8, girls only$450

    ENTERING GRADES 9–12
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Price
    June 24–289:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.Entering grades 9–12, girls only$450
    This camp is for any girl that wants to feel empowered and stronger in mind, body, and spirit. No prior experience is required. No matter if they are all-star athletes or have never done a single push up or sit up, our staff will meet them right where they are and support them every step of the way. Girls will learn how to approach new challenges and obstacles safely while having fun doing it.
  • Tell All the Truth, But Tell It Slant: The Art of Poetry Writing

    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1 Regular Price Before June 1
    June 17–219:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Entering grades 9–12, coed$175$200
    “The world offers itself to your imagination,” says the poet Mary Oliver, and in this class, students will explore creative ways of capturing their imagination on the page. Through in-class exercises and writing prompts, students will learn to recognize, utilize, and even revolutionize a variety of forms and poetic devices. At the end of the week, students will have a short collection of poems and plenty of new skills to bring to their next writing venture.
  • Story Adventures

    AGES 2–3
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 24–289:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Age 2, coed$275$300

    AGES 3–4 - HALF DAY
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 24–289:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Ages 3 and 4, coed$160$175


    AGES 3–4 - FULL DAY
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 24–289:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Ages 3 and 4, coed$325$350

    ENTERING KINDERGARTEN
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 24–289:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Entering kindergarten, coed$325$350

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (AGES 5–11)
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1Regular Price Before June 1
    June 24–289:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Entering grades 1–4, coed$340$365
    When it’s storytime at your house, does your kid tend to grab not one, but four books for you to read? If so, your budding bookworm will fit right in at our Story Adventures camp. In this camp, your child’s favorite literary characters will come to life through acting, dance, art, and animation. Campers will reimagine endings to beloved stories and put themselves in characters’ shoes as they dress up, play make-believe, and create their own renditions of classic tales. Campers in the ages 3–4 full day program will swim at Chatham University two times during the week of their camp. Campers in the entering kindergarten and elementary school programs will swim at Chatham University three times during the week of their camp. Please note: all campers ages 3 and up MUST be potty-trained.
  • Youth in Philanthropy

    DatesTimesAges/Campers Price
    June 27–28June 27:
    9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    June 28:
    9:00–11:30 a.m.
    Entering grades 5–8, coed$250
    This one-and-a-half day session develops the next generation of young philanthropists by showing students how they can affect change in their local community. Through this program—which includes actual grantmaking to local nonprofits—students will explore how they can make a difference by donating money, their time, and their voice while developing their own set of philanthropic values. With professional guidance from The Pittsburgh Foundation, the session begins by teaching students about the areas of greatest need in our region as well as philanthropic best practices. In the afternoon of day one, that learning is enriched with hands-on site visits to local nonprofit organizations. At the end of the session, students will decide as a group how to allocate their funds to local nonprofits and how to maximize the impact of their gift through civic engagement and volunteerism, with the goal of making giving back a part of their lives long after the camp has concluded. 

    Note: Registration fees will be allocated by students to the nonprofits participating in the program. Additional donations are welcome but not required.

July Camps

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  • Sticks, Skorts, and Sisterhood

    DatesTimesAges/Campers Price
    July 8–123:30–5:30 p.m.Entering grades 6–12, girls only$275
    A former Rutger Sports International Coach, IUP graduate/field hockey player, and Ellis’ Head Varsity Field Hockey Coach, Amanda Rose (Coach Rose), will be leading our summer Field Hockey Camp. Welcoming beginners and varsity players, Coach Rose will enhance players' skill levels with collegiate level coaching including defensive, offensive, and goalie training. Concentrated sessions will be focused on individuals. With a limited number of slots available, our camp is available to all players in the Pittsburgh area.
  • Hustle. Handle. Hoop.

    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1 Regular Price Before June 1
    July 8–129:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Entering grades 5–12, girls only$350$375
    This high-intensity basketball camp will encourage athletes to aim to be the all-around player. The focus will not only be on shooting, skills, and drills, but also on building character and confidence on the court. Led by former Pitt women's basketball player and Ellis Athletic Director Shayla Scott, this camp is designed specifically to help girls master the basics and elevate their skills to collegiate status. From gameplay to individualized attention, campers will be exposed to all facets of the game including rules, regulations, and offensive and defensive techniques. Breaks will occur a few times throughout the day for snack and lunchtime, and campers will have the opportunity to swim at Chatham University multiple times throughout the week. Campers should come ready to hustle, handle, and hoop!
  • Performance by Design

    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1 Regular Price Before June 1
    July 8–12 and 15–199:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Entering grades 5–8, girls only$850$900
    A two-week immersive experience for girls, the Performance by Design conservatory is constructed to cultivate skills in acting, vocal music, movement, set design, and playwriting. From initial conception to the final bow, campers will hone their craft in every angle of production and conclude their experience by producing and performing a final 30-minute show. Under the direction of experienced artists who understand the development and needs of girls, this camp will be rooted in supportive critique, collaboration, and creativity.
  • Fall Sports with a Splash: Multi-sport Conditioning Camp

    HALF DAY
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1 Regular Price Before June 1
    July 15–199:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Entering grades 5–8, girls only$160$185

    FULL DAY
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Early Bird Price Before May 1 Regular Price Before June 1
    July 15–199:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Entering grades 5–8, girls only$350

    $375

    This camp will emphasize the development of each girl's physical skill in sports consistent with Ellis' fall athletics season: cross country, field hockey, and soccer. We will also explore volleyball and a variety of tag games while focusing on physical conditioning. As an added bonus, campers will take a daily trip to Chatham University's Sigo Falk Natatorium for a swim. Campers are sure to experience a fun learning environment all while refining skills in preparation for the upcoming fall athletics season. Jump right in!

August Camps

List of 3 items.

  • FIRST LEGO League

    DatesTimesAges/Campers Price 
    August 5–912:30–3:30 p.m.Entering grades 5–8, girls only$100

    At this camp, we’ll be focusing on bringing each girl to the next step in their LEGO journey. If your camper has never used Mindstorms before, then this is an excellent place to get started, and if your camper is a returning FIRST LEGO League (FLL) veteran, then this is an excellent opportunity to develop some new techniques for the coming season. Our mission over the week will be on developing confidence and competence in building and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots with a goal of taking on missions from last season’s FLL robot game. This camp is a great way to prepare for the upcoming season or to just get a taste of robotics.
  • Study Skills Boot Camp

    GRADES 5–6
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Price 
    August 5–89:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Entering grades 5–6, girls onlyNo cost

    GRADES 7–8
    DatesTimesAges/Campers Price 
    August 12–159:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Entering grades 7–8, girls onlyNo cost

    Get her mind back in shape for the school year at Study Skills Boot Camp. In each half-day session, students will explore different organizational strategies and study skills to prepare them for the independence of Middle School and beyond. Collaboration and engagement are the key to optimal learning and will be at the core of each day’s activities. Take advantage of this exclusive summer boot camp and set her up with the skills, strategies, and tools she needs to start the year.
  • Summer Reading Seminar

    DatesTimesAges/Campers Price 
    August 12–151:00–3:00 p.m.Entering grades 7–8, Ellis students onlyNo cost

    Her very own summer reading book club is here! In the Summer Reading Seminar, Ellis students entering grades 7 and 8 will work in small groups and discuss assigned summer reading. An opportunity for girls to share their love of literature with each other, the seminar will introduce critical analysis skills that will be integral to the grade 7 and 8 curriculum.

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