Finals are over, but summer isn’t beginning just yet for high school students at The Ellis School. Why? It’s mini-course time! Following AP and final exams at the end of May, the Ellis Upper School transitions from traditional academic courses to an eclectic and exciting mix of “mini-courses” for the final weeks of the school year. These required, experiential classes are a time for students to have fun, explore new interests, and unwind.
Lila Balistrieri, Class of 2018, has been awarded the Alan and Jane Handler Scholarship at the University of Rochester. A valuable and prestigious honor, the Handler Scholarship provides complete financial support for tuition and fees, room and board, and books for select students in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. At the University of Rochester, Lila plans to study Microbiology and Epidemiology and continue onto medical school after graduation.
Award-winning game designer Jessica Hammer, Ph.D. will be the featured speaker at The Ellis School’s Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ellis Courtyard. The ceremony will celebrate the School’s graduating Class of 2018 and their many contributions, achievements, and accomplishments as Ellis students and young women.
It’s not every day you walk into the fourth grade and see Marie Curie, Maya Angelou, Julia Child, Katherine Johnson, Lucille Ball, and Michelle Obama. But on April 25, that’s exactly what Ellis families walked into as the Class of 2026 transformed themselves and their classroom into a Living History Wax Museum. Students were dressed as historic changemakers, doctors, and humanitarians as they brought history to life through the lens of historic women in their interdisciplinary, end-of-year capstone project.
It’s official—the Class of 2018 is college bound. The Ellis School is thrilled to celebrate the many and wide-ranging achievements of the senior class and to announce this year’s matriculation list. This spirited group of 37 students was accepted to 68 institutions in 24 different states that are as diverse and unique as the girls themselves. The list represents 26 schools that are an outstanding fit for each girl’s individual ambitions and aspirations.