Alumnae Events


The Ellis School Reunion Weekend 2018

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12–14, 2018

Join us as we celebrate classes ending in 3’s and 8’s at Reunion Weekend on October 12–14, 2018. This year, we’re changing things up with three fun-filled days of activities and events that include longstanding Ellis traditions like the presentation of the Sara Frazer Ellis award and new traditions like the Alumnae Career Panel. All alumnae, from all class years, are invited to come “home” to their beloved alma mater, Oh Ellis School, Fair Ellis, for Reunion Weekend 2018.
Greetings from Ellis! I hope you will join me on campus this October to celebrate Reunion Weekend 2018. While Ellis has grown and changed over the years, the core remains the same. Lifelong friends are made over class projects, long conversations, and antics in the hallways and girls are still empowered to lead and use their voice. I hope you’ll come back and see for yourself.


Reunion Schedule

Friday, October 12, 2018

On Friday, alumnae are invited to catch up with classmates, friends, and former teachers at events on campus all-day. Tour the School alongside fellow Ellis women and share memories as you walk through the place that built the foundation upon which you stand today. Watch the Alumnae Career Panel to see and hear how Ellis influenced and inspired your fellow classmates. And return for the Alumnae Reception Friday evening to toast to the next 100 years of all-girls education and empowerment at Ellis.

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  • Friday, October 12, 2018 | Schedule

    Time | Location
    Event | Description
    9:30–11:00 a.m.
    Arbuthnot House
    Open to all classes
    Meet and Greet with Head of School Macon Finley
    Join fellow alumnae and Head of School Macon Finley in Arbuthnot House for coffee and breakfast (or shall we call it snack…) to start your day! Skip the Starbucks line and stop in to catch up with old classmates and mingle with Macon before you explore your old stomping grounds.  
    10:00–11:00 a.m.
    Meet in Lobby of Arbuthnot House
    Open to all classes
    Welcome Back Campus Tour
    Find out what has changed, and what has stayed the same, since graduation as you walk through the halls of your alma mater. Led by an Upper School student, hear firsthand what it’s like to be an Ellis girl circa 2018 and learn more about the latest programs and happenings at Ellis!
    11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Open to all classes
    Career Panel Featuring Ellis Alumnae
    Watch as alumnae share their professional experiences, answer questions from current students, and reflect on how Ellis informed their career paths.
    12:00–1:25 p.m.
    Alumnae Hall
    Open to all classes
    All Alumnae Lunch
    All alumnae are invited to join us for lunch, enjoy a performance by the Glee Club, and watch the presentation of the 2018 Sara Frazier Ellis award to Peggy MATHIESON Conver '73.
    1:30–2:00 p.m.
    Open to all classes
    Class Photos
    Transport yourself back to Picture Day—this time, sans braces—and pose for a group photo with your classmates. Cheese!
    2:00–2:45 p.m.
    Lower School, Room 201
    Class of 1968 only
    Grade 4 Grade Pen Pals
    What’s it like to be an Ellis girl today vs. an Ellis girl five decades ago? The Class of 1968 will find out when they meet their rambunctious, spirited, and silly pen pals from the Class of 2027!
    2:00–2:45 p.m
    Lower School, Room 103
    Open to all classes
    Limited to 12 people
    Grade 1 Interviews
    One of the many things that makes Ellis such a special place is the sisterhood that forms between Ellisians across generations. Help bridge the gap between the past and present for the next generation by joining the first grade for alumnae interviews. Share what Ellis was like during your years in the plaid as you flip through yearbooks and old photos with grade 1!
    2:00–3:00 p.m
    Open to all classes
    Limited to 20 people
    Computer Science 101 with Michele Lombardi
    Did you know that Ellis girls are programming robots, building their own iOS apps, and joining the national Girls Who Code movement on campus today?  Learn more about our innovative STEM curriculum from Computer Science Teacher Michele Lombardi’s very own, alumnae-centered crash course, Computer Science 101!
    3:00–4:00 p.m.
    Meet in Benjamin R. Fisher Gallery
    Open to all classes
    Welcome Back Campu