Health & Wellness

Ellis is committed to supporting girls intellectually, emotionally, and physically as they mature. We know that when a student has a healthy mind, body, and spirit—she is prepared and empowered to pursue her academic ambitions. At Ellis, our vision is to not only provide an excellent education for every student, but to nurture and develop the well-being of each individual girl so she can thrive in school and in life

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  • School Counselor

    The School Counselor offers personalized attention, confidential counseling, and developmentally appropriate guidance to Ellis girls. Whether it’s body image, eating habits, family pressures, or stress relief, the counselor provides tools and suggests strategies that teach students how to set boundaries, reduce stress, resolve conflict, build confidence, and speak for themselves. In addition to independent guidance, the counselor offers parent and family consultations, supplementary support resources and referrals, transition and intervention services, and educational testing.

    The Ellis School is committed to providing individual counseling and support services across divisions to serve the social and emotional health of students. This individualized attention from a school counselor is available to every student, for ongoing support or one-time care, as they recognize and pursue their academic and personal goals. Operated via developmentally appropriate, open-door policy, counseling sessions envelope students in provides a circle of care that gives them the tools to work on the most important relationship in their life, the one with themselves.
  • School Nurse

    The School Nurse supports and promotes students physical health and wellness during school hours. The nurse is responsible for the immediate care of illness and injury, and bridges the gap between healthcare and education to advance academic excellence. The nurse administers prescription and over-the-counter medicines, completes physical health assessments, treats immediate injuries and ailments, manages health forms and emergency action plans, and provides health screenings to students. The nurse also intermittently teaches health classes to students on nutrition, hygiene, body image, and development throughout the course of the year.

    A key member of the Ellis Health and Safety Committee, the nurse addresses all health and safety concerns for the School, files incident and accident reports, and keeps track of trends, issues, and epidemics in the region. At Ellis, an open line of communication between families and the nurse is of paramount importance, and parents are consulted on all aspects of at-school care.