A Record of Health and Wellness
The athletics program at Ellis is strategically designed to support student growth outside of the classroom while complementing Ellis’ academic program. A variety of sports are offered each season, and by participating, girls uncover hidden talents and discover physical activities they love. They experience the joy of teamwork, grace in defeat, and the thrill of winning. Athletes also develop physical strength, mental toughness, time-management skills, and stress-reduction techniques that last a lifetime.
Our coaches are champions of integrity and resilience, and they encourage girls to become exemplary student-athletes. They prepare their teams for the season by challenging them to make it through tough practices that set them up for success in intense competition. Throughout the season, coaches will often re-evaluate team and individual goals to support girls as they grow in their athletic abilities. What is most appealing about Ellis’ robust athletics program is the fact that, as an all-girls school, girls’ teams receive 100% of the resources allocated to athletics.
Our athletics facilities include a turf field, two full-size gyms, two recreational gyms, and a weight-lifting area for fitness and strength-training.
Interscholastic sports competition begins in fifth grade, with the school fielding close to 30 teams in field hockey, soccer, cross country, basketball, track and field, tennis, swim, lacrosse, and softball. Each team and athlete is fully supported to feel successful and accomplished at the end of the season. From this, Ellis girls develop into fiercely strong athletes who thrive on healthy competition and develop leadership skills that will impact their ability to use their voices and talents to solve complex problems, work with diverse groups of people, and bring about positive change in their communities. The athletic abilities and personal growth skills our student-athletes develop follow them into college and adulthood and serve them for a lifetime.