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Notes for Prospective Students
- Accreditations: Lesley Ellis is accredited by the Association
of Independent Schools in New England and the National Association
of Independent Schools.
- Philosophy: Independent elementary school.
developmental teaching practice with strong academics and an
award-winning anti-bias curriculum
Teachers: 33 teachers; 26 have advanced degrees; 90 percent
have 5 or more years of experience.
Several teachers are affiliated
with graduate schools of education.
Specialists: Music, reading, Spanish, library, physical
education, art, theater
Features: Experiential learning incorporating regular field
Multi-age classrooms in elementary and middle school
Spanish beginning in Preschool.
Music, physical education
and middle school athletics.
Early drop-off available at 8:00 a.m.
Afterschool program until 5:30 p.m.
Hometowns: Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Cambridge, Lexington,
Malden, Medford, Melrose, Somerville, Watertown, Winchester, and
Resources: Large, sunlit classrooms in the former Gibbs School
building in Arlington.
feet of flexible space for
art, music, Spanish, and special events and performances.
Computer lab; extensive children's library
Regular use of gymnasium and performing arts theater;
regular use of community and greater Boston resources.
Application deadline is January 15.
Rolling admission is
available after that date.
When there are more eligible applicants
than there are available spaces at any particular grade level,
Lesley Ellis uses a lottery system to achieve a full measure of
fairness and inclusiveness.