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dcasanave ::: Graduation

Graduations are always memorable. The proud feeling of accomplishment by the graduate and his or her family and the anticipation of another exciting chapter about to begin.

Some graduations are also historic. The Lesley Ellis graduation last night was just that.

“These five students,” said Head of School, Deanne Benson, “are actually the oldest students we’ve ever had at Lesley Ellis. Last fall, Perry, Vanya, Makayla, Naomi and Clara were the first eighth graders to walk through the doors and tonight they are the first eighth grade graduates from Lesley Ellis School!”

dcasanave ::: New home for Lesley Ellis

It’s official! We’re moving. But not far.

After nearly 30 years at our present location, Lesley Ellis School, is moving to a new location at 34 Winter Street -- just 4 blocks from its current location.

The School has enjoyed a longtime lease with the Town but in the summer of 2017, Lesley Ellis will move into the building currently occupied by Dearborn Academy. Dearborn will be moving to a new location in Newton.

dcasanave ::: community service, windrush farm, fifth and sixth grade

Impactful community service projects are a foundational element to the Lesley Ellis experience.

Fifth and sixth graders took part in a project that made a huge difference while providing the students with a very special experience.

dcasanave ::: Montreal Trip 2016

That sounds like the title to an adventure novel or the latest Hollywood thriller.

For Lesley Ellis seventh and eighth graders it was just a small part of a three day international excursion they took to Montreal, Canada.

dcasanave ::: alton jones

Question: What’s the best way to learn about the environment and bond with your classmates?
Answer: Immerse yourself in the environment and spend two days and nights with your peers learning how to accomplish tasks and support one another.

Alton Jones Group Activity
Anonymous ::: Clothing Sale

Don't forget!

This Saturday. Come shopping at Lesley Ellis. Find some great deals and help support the School.

Join us for our annual Gently Used Clothing Sale! April 30, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Great deals on stylish, high quality clothing, shoes, accessories and outerwear for your children ranging from newborn clothing through size 12.

jgonzalez ::: pictures

The Take a Peek project is in full swing! We hope you've had a chance to see the pictures from various classrooms around Lesley Ellis.

If you haven't, check out the pictures on our Facebook page and be sure to check back often. The Take a Peek cameras are visiting each LES classroom this fall. It' a wonderful way to get a first-hand sense for the happy, productive atmosphere that is Lesley Ellis.

mtringali ::: Early Childhood, News & Events, Speaker Series

What do you get when you offer a compelling speaker, a chance to mingle with colleagues, and all you can eat pizza?

You get a well-attended and informative Early Childhood Forum. More than 130 teachers from 28 area school packed the Wing last Wednesday for the 9th Annual Lesley Ellis Early Childhood Forum.

Speaker Series Presenter
mtringali ::: Assembly, Arts

Pounding percussion. Happy hands. Tapping toes.

All were present in the Wing on Wednesday morning, along with abandoned Starbucks Mocha Grandes and large iced coffees from Dunkin’ Donuts.

After all, no one needed the extra jolt of caffeine thanks to the Brazilian drumming sounds of Grooversity.

Enrichment Assembly in the Wing
mtringali ::: Assembly, News & Events

The first assembly of the year was held on Wednesday morning at Lesley Ellis.

Parents, faculty, and students filled the Wing after negotiating a morning deluge that left many wet and soggy.

But the weather didn’t dampen the atmosphere and promptly at 8:45, four middle schools kicked off the assembly by leading everyone in singing the school song.

September Assembly