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.: 29%
Students by Grade The 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.
Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Vineland
    Grades: PK-12 | 261 students
    3.5 miles
    1100 W Sherman Ave
    Vineland, NJ 08360
    (856) 696-1600
    3.5 PK-12
  • Absecon
    Grades: PK-8 | 57 students
    26.3 miles
    51 N Shore Rd
    Absecon, NJ 08201
    (609) 652-9500
    26.3 PK-8
  • Vineland
    Grades: NS-8 | 210 students
    1.8 miles
    922 E Landis Ave
    Vineland, NJ 08360
    (856) 691-4490
    1.8 NS-8
  • Bridgeton
    Grades: PK-8 | 141 students
    19.2 miles
    1216 Roadstown Rd
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
    (856) 453-8499
    19.2 PK-8
  • Vineland
    Grades: 1-10 | 23 students
    4.5 miles
    1127 W Garden St
    Vineland, NJ 08360
    (856) 696-2210
    4.5 1-10

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).
- Posted by
My children excel at this school. You enter as friends and leave as family. Wonderful atmosphere and great place to learn.
- Posted by
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.
- Posted by
It is a wonderful place. The School teaches Algebra 1, and advance Spanish. It is a really good
- Posted by
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.
- Posted by

Endorse The Ellison School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
As the COVID-19 virus spreads throughout the United States, we look at steps schools and parents can take to protect themselves from this highly contagious virus.
Raising children involves constant attention to their development and progress. Identifying learning disabilities must be part of your plan.
This article aims to show you where to look for information about school reopening protocols, school reopening communications, schools that have closed, and schools with COVID-19 cases, among other COVID-19 related issues.
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in New Jersey is $9,552 for elementary schools and $18,653 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Jersey is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).