It’s not just students who take part in summer reading at The Ellis School! Each year, Lower, Middle, and Upper School faculty are given reading assignments to deepen their understanding of student life and educational trends.
Ellis Upper School students constructed the first-ever student designed installation at the Senator John Heinz History Center as part of Green City Remix, a project of Green Building Alliance (GBA). Green City Remix is a unique partnership with the Senator John Heinz History Center that brought together seven high schools from the Pittsburgh area to examine environmental history and activism this past spring. Ellis students partnered with Quaker Valley High School and were tasked with designing an exhibit that portrayed Pittsburgh’s environmental Smoke Control campaign in the 1940s and 1950s, but reinvented and remixed with a 21st century spin.