Mission

The Cambridge-Ellis School provides a warm, stimulating early-school experience in a joyful, loving environment 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, emergent curriculum, an emphasis on arts and outdoor play, and immersion language offerings.

Our Values

We believe that the school’s foundation is its highly trained teachers and staff, innovative curriculum, commitment to parent involvement, and dedication to a diverse community.

We support and educate a diverse local and international community of children and their families.

We value children as “experts” and use their ideas as motivation for developing curriculum.

We view each child as an individual learner, each with their own unique strengths and characteristics.

We connect to the community through artisan programs and other experiences. We believe that young children learn best in an environment that offers play-based education.

"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