Lesley Ellis School

41 Foster St,
Arlington, MA, 02474-0247
Tel: (781)641-1346
Grades: NS - 8 | 184 students
Lesley Ellis serves children in Preschool (2.9) to Grade 8 in a welcoming, diverse independent school community.
Lesley Ellis offers outstanding, innovative academic programs for Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School students which emphasize critical thinking.
We value what makes our children unique, and we encourage them to apply their own talents and passions to their learning.
Our community is centered on the values of mutual respect and global citizenship. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1886

Student Body

Total Students 184 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Lesley Ellis School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $24,010
Tuition Notes Early Childhood Tuition starting at $10,860 depending on individual schedule.
% on Financial Aid 24%
Admissions Director Tricia Moran
Admissions Associate Ellen Andrick

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Cross Country, SoccerCross CountrySoccer,

School Notes:

    • 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. Individualized, 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 trips. Multi-age classrooms in elementary and middle school programs. 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. Vacation program. Summer program.
    • Hometowns: Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Cambridge, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Somerville, Watertown, Winchester, and surrounding areas.
    • Resources: Large, sunlit classrooms in the former Gibbs School building in Arlington. Over 7,000 sq. feet of flexible space for art, music, Spanish, and special events and performances. Two outside play areas. Computer lab; extensive children's library collection. 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.

    Profile last updated: 09/30/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dearborn Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dearborn Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Agnes School (0.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended May 18, 2013 - We have had a wonderful experience at Lesley Ellis. The teachers and administrators are so talented and caring. It is a great group of parents accomplished in the arts and non profit institutions. Small classes, lots of enrichment offerings. Highly recommended. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - Our family has been so happy at Lesley Ellis. The faculty are dedicated, talented and really know the children as individuals. The innovative curriculum is challenging yet fun and the students are being well prepared to be life-long learners and responsible, caring members of society. - Posted by Parent

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