Quick Facts

Welcome to The Ellis School, Pittsburgh’s only age 3 to grade 12 independent school dedicated to the education of girls. The mission of The Ellis School is to prepare, empower, and inspire each and every girl through an excellent education in an all-girls environment. 

Quick Facts

  • Academically rigorous, urban, independent, college-preparatory school for girls
  • Age 3 – grade 12
  • Total enrollment: 395 students
  • Of our 67 faculty members, 66 percent hold master’s degrees and 4 percent hold PhDs
  • With a student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1, students across all divisions benefit from an intimate learning environment and individual attention
  • Average class size of 12
  • 38 percent of students are people of color
  • 62 zip codes and 30 school districts are represented by the student body
  • 35 percent of students receive need-based financial aid awards and scholarships
  • 3,000+ alumnae comprise an international network of support
  • 100 percent of trustees support the Ellis Annual Fund
  • 13 buildings on a beautiful campus in Pittsburgh’s East End
  • 72,600 sq ft regulation-size athletic field and four gymnasiums on campus
  • 13 AP courses offered in the Upper School
  • 100+ colleges visit campus each year
  • 100 percent of graduates say Ellis encourages high academic expectations
  • 91 percent of graduates say Ellis is a very supportive environment
  • 70 percent of Middle and Upper School students play team sports compared to 40 percent nationally
  • Ellis has many options for transportation, including school bus service from 18 districts; van service from Mt. Lebanon, South Hills, Murrysville, Sewickley, and the northern communities; and carpool

Associations and Accreditations

  • Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
  • Pittsburgh Consortium of Independent Schools (PCIS) 
  • The National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)