About

About

The Ellis School is Pittsburgh’s leading age 3 to grade 12 private school dedicated to the education of girls.

The Ellis School provides an unmatched, girl-centered, interdisciplinary education in the heart of Pittsburgh's East End. An academically rigorous, urban, college-preparatory school, Ellis serves a diverse student population from a broad range of socio-economic circumstances. At The Ellis School girls take risks, work collaboratively, ask questions, and pursue their dreams.

Community

List of 8 items.

  • 68

    zip codes
  • 35

    school districts
  • 38%

    of students are people of color
  • 399

    total student enrollment
  • 6:1

    student to faculty ratio
  • 12

    average class size
  • 67

    total faculty members
  • 66%

    of faculty hold master’s degrees

Academics

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  • 91%

    of graduates describe Ellis as a very supportive environment
  • 3

    computer science curricula creating a pre-k to grade 12 comprehensive program
  • 17

    language courses offered in the Upper School
  • 13

    AP courses offered
  • 100

    colleges visit campus each year
  • 100%

    of graduates report that Ellis encourages high academic expectations
  • 6

    Integrated Studies courses
  • 1:1

    device program
  • 100%

    of graduates pursue higher education at a four year college or university

Athletics

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  • 10

    sports offered throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons
  • 70%

    of Middle and Upper School students play team sports
  • 4

    WPIAL field hockey championships
  • 48

    Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

Campus

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  • 6

    fine arts spaces including a dark room, clay studio, digital media lab, and art studios for each division
  • 4

    class lounges in the Upper School
  • 7

    buildings on a beautiful 8-acre campus in Pittsburgh’s East End
  • 4

    gymnasiums
  • 1

    active classroom equipped to support STEM curricula
  • 72,000

    square foot regulation-size athletic field
  • 1

    makerspace called The Foundry with 3D printing, vinyl cutting, and laser cutting/etching tools and technology

Mission

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  • 35%

    of students are awarded financial aid
  • 100

    years of girl-centered, immersive education tailored specifically to the development and empowerment of girls
  • 1

    Pittsburgh’s only pre-kindergarten to grade 12 school for girls
  • 3

    divisions for a comprehensive and holistic approach to girls’ education
  • $1.8

    million annually in financial aid in the form of grants ranging from $500 to the full price of tuition
  • 1

    community that pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences.
  • 3,000+

    alumnae make up an international network of support
  • 1

    mission: to prepare, empower, and inspire each and every girl through an excellent education in an all-girls environment

Equity and Inclusion

The Ellis community pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences. Ellis is committed to diversity and inclusion in areas such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economics, ability, religion, and age.