Founded in 1916, The Ellis School is an urban, independent, K-12 college preparatory school dedicated to the education of young women. The school remains committed to a tradition of excellence as it prepares students for the future.
The purpose of The Ellis School is to educate and foster the fullest intellectual and personal growth of girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade by providing them with a core of basic knowledge in a rigorous, lively and pluralistic school free from stereotypes. Ellis enables its students to develop a positive self image and lifetime skills of leadership. Ellis affirms its commitment to the larger community and prepares its students to become responsible and contributing members.
At Ellis girls can be what they want to be.
Here we expect them to be their best. For more than 75 years we've known what the rest of the world is just now discovering: that girls learn best when their education is unequivocally, uncompromisingly valued; that girls lead strongly when it is their voice that is heard most loudly. Without the constraints of others, girls go everywhere and do everything.
Before our eyes a magnificent transformation takes place. Our graduates become independent thinkers. They know how to wrestle with critical questions. They're confident, they're courageous.
This is a unique community--unique because of the pride students take in their school and the trust you'll find here. At Ellis, there are no locks on the lockers. Students respect and value each other: peer friendships and role models are very important. As a group, they are geographically, economically, and ethnically diverse. More than 12 percent of families receive financial aid to help offset the cost of educating their daughters.
Please explore our site. Better yet, come for a visit. We think you'll agree that this kind of education deserves a closer look. Call (412) 661-4880.
Directions to Ellis
Directions from Downtown Pittsburgh on the Parkway -
Take the Oakland exit to Forbes Avenue. Proceed on Forbes past the University of Pittsburgh. Turn left on Bellafield and right on Fifth Avenue. Stay to Shady Avenue - The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is on the right. Continue on Fifth in left lane. The Ellis entrance is on the left.
Coming from Monroeville on the Parkway -
Take the Edgewood Swissvale exit. Stay in the right lane and turn right at the light on Braddock Avenue. Continue on Braddock to the second large intersection at Penn Avenue. Turn left on Penn and proceed to Fifth Avenue. Turn left on Fifth, go through one traffic light. The Ellis driveway is on the right.