The Ellis School celebrated the wide-ranging achievements of the Class of 2018 at Commencement on June 7, 2018. A passionate and diverse group of 37 students, the Class of 2018 was recognized for their commitment to academics and for their many contributions as scholars, athletes, artists, daughters, and friends. In the fall, the Class of 2018 will attend 27 distinct institutions in 24 different states.
Ellis Latin students in grades 8 to 12 competed at the 67th annual Pennsylvania Junior Classical League (PAJCL) convention at Penn State University from May 25 to 27. The Pennsylvania Junior Classical League, an organization for junior and senior high school students enrolled in Classical courses, was "formed to promote the study of Latin and Greek and to impart an understanding of the debt which our own culture owes to that of Classical antiquity.”
Two Ellis lacrosse players earned postseason honors in recognition of their excellence on the field this season. Kat Ference, Class of 2019, and Angie Scheuermann, Class of 2018, were awarded spots on the 2018 WPIAL All-Section team in honor of their hard work, commitment, leadership, and athleticism. In celebration of these accolades, Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach Sarah Magan shared her perspective on this year’s All-Section athletes.
Michele Lombardi, Middle and Upper School Computer Science Teacher, has been awarded The Chu Family Faculty Fellowship Award for the 2017–2018 school year. The Chu Family Fund for Faculty Excellence was established in 2003 by the Chu family to honor Ellis faculty members for their dedication to academic excellence and for their diligent commitment to the School and its students. Presented annually, the award supports a wide array of curricular and professional development work.
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.