A Letter from the Director

Welcome to the Cambridge-Ellis School! We are excited to introduce you to our wonderful faculty and staff and unique programs, as well as provide you with information about the admissions process.

Cambridge-Ellis is an independent, non-profit school that has provided an open, caring early learning environment for over three decades. Our school’s goals and values are summed up in our mission statement:

The Cambridge-Ellis School provides a warm, stimulating early-school experience in a joyful, loving environment that is built upon a foundation of trusting relationships with a diverse group of children and families. We promote the optimal development of the whole child through a creative, play-based, and emergent curriculum; an emphasis on arts and outdoor play; and immersion language offerings.

I encourage you to schedule a visit to our school to experience the warm atmosphere of our classroom communities and watch our children and teachers at work. You’ll see children excited about learning: They might be exploring the rainforest through an emergent curriculum that builds confidence and expertise, while gaining exposure to everything from art and science to early literacy skills along the way. They could be expressing themselves through dance and fine arts in Arts Adventure, working on a special cooking project, or absorbing a new language in our unique immersion programs. Each classroom has its own distinct character, thanks to our charming, light-filled historic building. And as all caregivers of young children know, outdoor play and a connection with nature are key to optimal development. We benefit from two beautiful outdoor spaces designed with children’s creative spirits in mind.

As you explore the website, you will find a wealth of information about the school: the annual calendar, information about upcoming school and community events, faculty profiles, classroom details, admissions materials, and more!

Thank you for your interest in Cambridge-Ellis School. We look forward to meeting you!

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them."

— Lady Bird Johnson