Why All-Girls

All-girls Education

Why an All-girls School?

Despite impressive progress in so many ways, the world still has some distance to travel to be as remarkable as we would like it to be for girls and women. At The Ellis School, girls are free to be their authentic selves, flex their minds, and use their voices to impact the world around them. This all happens because of our all-girls environment.

Here are the top five reasons why The Ellis School is so transformational for girls:
    • Two Ellis Lower School students with backpacks

      1. Girls Come First

      The Ellis School is a leader in girls’ education, and we put girls first. It’s about making sure girls are the focus 100 percent of the time, while drawing upon all that we know about the way they grow and learn. Our expert and caring faculty ensure Ellis girls develop into young women who will live rewarding, meaningful, and consequential lives, armed with the confident voices and self-awareness needed to advocate for themselves and others.

    • Students dancing during a musical performance

      2. We Accept Girls Just as They Are

      There is no such thing as a typical Ellis girl because there is no one way to be a girl. In our all-girls environment, girls can be themselves. Quirkiness and individuality are valued, and girls are not expected to fit into a box. We take great pride in developing every girl’s unique gifts and talents, and we ensure they are supported by strong role models and inspired by their peers while doing so.

    • Members of the Ellis basketball team hugging each other on the court

      3. Relationships Matter

      Relationships are key to learning and growing. Because of our close-knit, all-girls environment, Ellis girls develop uniquely strong bonds with their classmates and teachers, the kind that our alumnae regularly tell us last a lifetime and that provide real mentorship and support for decades.

    • Ellis middle school students collaborating on a STEAM project

      4. Growth Experiences Abound

      Being all-girls means students are never barred from opportunities, explicitly or implicitly, because of their gender. Having choice is important to the development of strong girls. As girls make choices at Ellis they are filled with a sense of agency and supported appropriately to develop into independent, vibrant young women.

    • High school students celebrating their college commitments

      5. We Prepare Girls for the Real World

      The girls and young women who attend The Ellis School leave our all-girls environment and enter the larger world with a strong belief in themselves and the understanding that they deserve the respect of others. Ellis graduates lead lives of real purpose, with an enormous impact in their communities and professions. Simply put, Ellis women shine.

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