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 parents of young children know, physical exertion and outdoor play are key to a happy, healthy preschooler. 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!

Warm Regards,

Gerlinde Hossain-Endl, Director

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
–Dr. Seuss
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up."
–Pablo Picasso
“I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
–Vincent van Gogh
"Let us read and let us dance, two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."
–Voltaire
“Sometimes, 'said Pooh,' the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
–A.A. Milne
"Every child is creative and full of potential and has the desire and right to make meaning within a context of rich relationships."
–Lella Gandini
"Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world."
–Malala Yousafzai
“Scientists, artists and children belong together because they are the best learners in the universe.”
–Gopnik, Meltzoff & Kuhn
"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."
–B.B. King
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
–A.A. Milne
“Learning makes you to stay forever young. Commit yourself to lifelong learning.”
–Lailah Gifty