Upper School

Computer Science

The Computer Science Department at Ellis is committed to providing our students with a challenging and fun learning experience in an equitable environment. We strive to educate our students to be knowledgeable, flexible, creative problem solvers who will contribute to understanding and collaboration in a diverse society through the responsible use of technology.

The goals of the Upper School Computer Science Department are:
  • To develop students' understanding of technology by teaching programming, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • To provide productivity tools and a technology-friendly environment for students and faculty to learn, experiment, create, and collaborate.
  • To assist students in the use of technology for effective learning in all subjects.
  • To foster the development of media literacy and computer ethics in the Ellis community.

Upper School Computer Science News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Robot Joins Ellis Upper School Community

    She is about 3 feet tall. She wears glasses. She is wearing green from head to toe. No, she is not a kindergarten student, she is a robot. The new Ellis Choitek Mark II Robot to be exact!

    Director of Educational Technology, Tim Howard, introduced the new Ellis robot to Upper School computer science classes last week with the help of creator and founder, John Choi. Choi is a Computer Science and Arts student from Carnegie Mellon University who founded Choitek in 2016 to support education and to advance mobile robotics in classrooms around the country.
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  • Ellis Students to Participate in Hour of Code

    According to the National Science Foundation, women make up 46% of the total workforce but hold only 24% of jobs in technical or STEM fields. This trend begins well before entering the job market. Engaging girls in STEM early and often is essential to create confidence and competence, and close the gender gap in technical careers. This is why students at The Ellis School are joining in on one of the largest learning events in history: Hour of Code.
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  • Ellis Students Attend Society of Women Engineers High School Day

    On October 21, Ellis Upper School students, along with Upper School Computer Science Teacher, Michele Lombardi, had the opportunity to attend Carnegie Mellon University’s section of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) High School Day.
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