Discover Ellis

Serving Boston's Working Families Since 1885.

Ellis is committed to providing high quality early learning opportunities in addition to out of school time programs in a socio-economically, racially, and culturally diverse environment.


What Sets Ellis Apart: 

  • Ellis is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, putting it in the top 5% of early childhood programs nationally.

  • Ellis is rated a level 3 out of 4 based on Massachusetts’ Quality Rating and Improvement System, and is on track to achieve level 4.

  • Due to our high level of quality, Ellis has received UPK funding from the City of Boston to support two K-1 classrooms that serve children in coordination with Boston Public Schools.

Our Mission

Ellis partners with families to provide high quality early childhood education and out-of-school programs in a warm, nurturing environment.  A recognized leader in our field, we support children across the socio-economic spectrum, treasure diversity in all forms, and celebrate the joy of childhood.

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Kids Painting
Kids Drawing
Kids in Preschool
Child Doing Art Activity
Drawing & Coloring