Visit campus for a parent tour
The best way for parents to get to know The Ellis School is through a personalized tour of the campus. Please call the Enrollment Management Office at 412-661-4880 in order to schedule all interviews, visits, and meetings. It is not necessary to complete an application in order to do so.
Meet with the Head of the Lower School
Our administrators are deeply invested in our students’ support and success, and this investment begins in the admission process. This one-on-one meeting is your opportunity to share information about your daughter’s special gifts, needs, and talents, to ask questions about The Ellis Lower School, and to learn about what makes an Ellis education distinctive.
Schedule full-day student campus visit
This visit provides your daughter with the opportunity to immerse herself in the classroom, make new friends, and imagine what it would be like to be an Ellis girl.
Complete readiness assessment
For applicants to grades 1 and 2, our Lower School Admission Coordinator will conduct your daughter's readiness assessment on her classroom visit day. For applicants to grades 3 and 4, families should register for the February 3, 2018 ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) at the ISEE website.
Submit online admission application
Complete our online application form at apply.theellisschool.org. If you have not inquired before, you will be asked to create a username and password for the admission portal. You will be able to return to this portal to review your application checklist throughout the process.
Request transcripts from current school
Transcripts (official school records) are required for the current and previous school year. Please give the transcript release request form
to your daughter's current school and they will send official transcripts directly to The Ellis School.
Request current classroom teacher recommendation
A confidential teacher recommendation is required for all candidates and should be completed by your daughter’s current classroom teacher. Please use the built-in request process to ask your daughter's teacher to complete the teacher recommendation form
. S/he will submit it to Ellis directly.