Fast Facts

Lesley Ellis School At A Glance

Founded: 1981

Enrollment: Approximately 170 students; 30% identify as students of color.

Grades: Preschool (age 2.9) - Grade 8; adding Grade 8 in 2015

Student/Teacher Ratios: Early childhood classes 8:1, Elementary classes 11:1.

Faculty and Staff:  35 teachers and staff, with over 60% of teachers holding advanced degrees.

Program Highlights: Developmental approach in all grades, with two teachers in each classroom. Multigrade elementary classrooms. Award-winning anti-bias curriculum.

Specialists: Spanish, music, art, community service, library, technology and PE in all grades.

Afterschool Program: Available daily until 5:30 pm.

Financial Assistance: In 2013-2013, 17% of our students received need-based tuition grants.

Students' Hometowns: Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Cambridge, Medford, Somerville, Winchester and surrounding communities.

Accreditation: The Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) and licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care.