Welcome to the SIXTH edition of our project!

This latest installment of the project will involve getting to know people from around the world better and discussing a most critical global issue: water. Our first task will be to collect data related to how much water we use.

Check out our partner site: The "Down the Drain" Project...

Take the 2004 "Interscholastic Water Challenge!"!

Learn more about this unique and exciting activity here.


In the past, this project has been used to conduct surveys measuring global awareness, create case study reports, and even raise money to help build homes for earthquake victims in India.

Search previous versions of Global Perspectives

If you are interested in joining us, please contact the project manager (stoneg@TheEllisSchool.org) and tell us about your school! Just use the questions below...


TELL US ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL! (send your info to the address above)

1. What is the name of your school?
(We are The Ellis School.)

2. Is your school public or independent? (Here, "public" schools are operated by local government, "private" schools are independent of local government. Still others are religious schools.
(Ellis is independent.)

3. Is it coed or single-sex?
(Ellis is a single-sex [girls'] school.)

4. Is it located in an urban, suburban, or rural community?
(We are in the city [urban community].)

5. What are the required courses, what are some other classes?
(Basic academic courses here include: math, science, history,
language, and English. We also take art, music and physical
education, as well as many optional electives.)

6. What extracurricular activities are offered?
(Sports are offered, including: soccer, field hockey, basketball,
volleyball, and tennis. Each class also does a play; participation
is optional.)

7. Do the students wear uniforms; is there a dress code?
(We wear uniforms.)

8. How many students are enrolled; what grades are included in your school?
(Ellis has grades K-12 and has nearly 500 students.)

9. How many days/hours per week is school in session?
(We go 5 days a week from 8 am to 3:15 pm.)

10. Are lunches provided by the school?
(Yes, for a cost.)

11. What is your vacation schedule?
(Summer- June to September. We have many long weekends as
well as 2 weeks off for winter break and 2 weeks off for spring

12. What is the average class size?
(It is 12 to 15 at Ellis.)

13. What other activities does the school sponsor (for example: dances etc.)?
(We have dances as well as other activities.)

14. What is the ratio of males to females in the faculty?
(We have about 8 females to every male.)

15. How much homework do students do per night?
(We get anywhere from none to 4 hours.)

16. Does your school have a web site?
(Ellis’ is http://sara.theellisschool.org/)