Grades 1 to 4 Application

We are delighted you are considering the Ellis Lower School, grades 1 to 4, for your daughter. We welcome you to learn more about our program by calling the Admission Office to request admission materials or to visit us to see our program. Please contact us to schedule a campus visit or call 412-661-4880 to schedule a meeting with the Head of the Lower School.

To create an admission profile and submit an application:
  1. Please click on the green apply button below.
  2. Select the blue "Create Account" link to create a username and password.
  3. After entering your basic information, please select the "Create Account" button.

Please note: If you are already in our system, your email address will be highlighted in red after you press submit. If this occurs, please select the "Forgot Login?" button and enter your email address to receive your username and password. If you have never logged in before, you will be prompted to set your password.

Once you receive your username and password you will have access to the online application, you will be able to monitor your daughter's progress through the admission process, and learn more about the Ellis School.

Application Checklist

Submit your daughter’s application online at, along with the parent questionnaire by January 1. A completed application includes:
    • Classroom visit; please contact us to schedule.
    • Applicants to grades 1 and 2 will be assessed on their visit day.
    • Applicants to grades 3 and 4 will take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) on February 3, 2018. (Pre-registration is required)