Academics

Academics

Our Approach

When a girl joins The Ellis School community, she joins a remarkable community of learners—girls who are excited about learning and curious about the world, together with outstanding faculty who are not only experts in their subjects but who love teaching.
The rigorous academic program at Ellis provides each girl with a strong foundation in a wide variety of subjects—English, history, mathematics, science, world languages, technology, visual and performing arts—while giving her many opportunities for deeper exploration in the areas in which she is most interested. However, we do not believe rigor and balance are mutually exclusive. Small class sizes mean that every girl is well known by her teachers and classmates, allowing us to create learning experiences with the optimal balance of challenge and support for each girl.

Ellis faculty are second to none, and bring a sophisticated understanding of how girls learn most effectively. Within our walls, you will discover an innovative, interdisciplinary, and experiential academic program constructed with girls in mind. This happens by design, in a learning environment where faculty invite students to wrestle with complex real-world challenges.

Empowerment

    • The real magic happens because of our deep commitment to providing experiences that build a strong sense of self-awareness, empathy, confidence, and leadership in girls.
      And that’s just the beginning.

      The real magic happens because of our deep commitment to providing experiences that build a strong sense of self-awareness, empathy, confidence, and leadership in girls.

Throughout their time at Ellis,

students develop a deep understanding of how they learn best. They also cultivate sophisticated interpersonal skills that foster healthy relationships and empower girls to advocate for themselves. And they develop a fluency in working collaboratively that provides them with ample opportunity to flex their muscles as leaders.
Ellis girls graduate with a palpable passion for life and learning, a strong sense of their own voices, and the resilience and confidence they need to be successful in any future learning or work environment.

Ellis Faculty

Academic Support

Lower School

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  • Mathematics Resource Specialist

    The Mathematics Resource Specialist provides supplemental instruction and tailored mathematics programs to Lower School students. This additional, comprehensive support is wide-ranging and focuses on students who are trending below expectations, as well as students trending above expectations. Based on the needs of students, the specialist reviews core concepts, establishes objectives, and facilitates guided and independent practice.
  • Reading Specialist

    The Reading Specialist addresses specific student literacy, disability, and organizational concerns by providing additional academic accommodations outside of the classroom. The specialist partners with faculty and parents to identify performance issues and suggest recommendations for learning support and/or further educational testing. Students are then set up with a customized plan, facilitated by the specialist, to strengthen and improve in-class performance and comprehension.

Middle School

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  • Academic Support Specialist

    The Academic Support Specialist addresses specific student organizational and disability concerns by providing additional academic accommodations outside of the classroom. Through tailored, one-on-one sessions, the specialist proposes, recommends, and develops strategies, techniques, and skills that can effectively improve comprehension, analysis, writing, time management, test taking, and more. Each student seen by the specialist is set up with a customized plan to strengthen and improve her in-class performance and confidence.

Upper school

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  • Academic Support Specialist

    The Academic Support Specialist addresses specific student concerns by providing additional academic accommodations outside of the classroom. The specialist partners with faculty, advisors, and parents to identify performance issues and suggest recommendations for learning support and/or further educational testing. Through tailored, one-on-one sessions, the specialist proposes, recommends, and develops strategies, techniques, and skills that can effectively improve comprehension, analysis, writing, time management, test taking, and more.
  • The Writing Center

    The Writing Center supports the writing community by providing a welcoming space for students to seek support at any stage of the creative process. Students are invited to make an appointment or drop in during office hours to discuss assigned school work as well as independent projects. The Center is also available as a space for students to work on their writing independently or collaboratively with their peers.

Meet Our Team

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