The Ellison School

  • TheEllisonSchoolisafullyaccreditedindependentschoolservingchildrenagestwothroughGrade8.  Ellisonoffershighlyskillededucators,smallclasssizesandindividualizedattentioninawarm,caringenvironment.  Theschool'sfacilitiesaresuperbandincludescienceandcomputerlabs,library,storytellingroom,afull-sizegymandmore.  InadditiontoEllison'sadvancedacademicprogramming,theschooloffersgym,art,music,Spanish,computertechnologyandlibrarystudiestoallstudents.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning and social disabilities
Year Founded1959
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesAttendance can be contracted by the day, week, or multi-week/full summer program. Please visit our website or call for details.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students116 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeThe Ellison School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size11 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Ellison Polo Shirts must be worn in Upper School)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition cost is tiered from Toddler classrooms on up. Please visit our website or call for details.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLeslie Walker
Admissions AssociateVickie Niessner

School Notes

  • TheEllisonSchoolisafullyaccreditedindependentschoolservingchildrenagestwothroughGrade8.Ellisonoffershighlyskillededucators,smallclasssizesandindividualizedattentioninawarm,caringenvironment.Theschool'sfacilitiesaresuperbandincludescienceandcomputerlabs,library,storytellingroom,afull-sizegymandmore.InadditiontoEllison'sadvancedacademicprogramming,theschooloffersgym,art,music,Spanish,computertechnologyandlibrarystudiestoallstudents.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
Ellison is a FANTASTIC school! The smaller classroom sizes afford students the opportunity to develop academically and socially. The Head of School, Leslie Walker, has a versatile background (specializing in middle school aged students ) with an abundance of positive energy and perspective. I highly recommend this private school education for your child(ren).
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My children excel at this school. You enter as friends and leave as family. Wonderful atmosphere and great place to learn.
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The Ellison School is a wonderful place for learning. My children feel at home and enjoy every minute. The arts program is great, and my children excel academically.
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It is a wonderful place. The School teaches Algebra 1, and advance Spanish. It is a really good
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I think the Ellison school is a fun place to learn because of the wonderful teachers and the fun learning games we play in class. The Ellison school is also a great school because there are a lot of options of things to play with at recess such as the computers, board games, and lots more.
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