Upcoming Events


Past Events:

2017: Implementing Grace & Courtesy-Creating a Peaceful Home by Jonathan Wolff, founder and director of Learning for Life and Montessori Leadership/ Saturday, July 29th – 9 am to 11 am @ Oatland Island



2015 Child in Nature Symposium

2015 Holiday Party

2015 Holiday Photo Fundraiser

2015 Child in Nature Symposium at Oatland Island

2014 Holiday Party and 2014 Kids’ Holiday Party

2014 Holiday Family Photo Fundraiser – You can see the amazing results online at gregceophotographer.zenfolio.com.

2013 Holiday Party (including Silent Auction); and Kids’ Holiday Party

2013 Holiday Family Photo Fundraiser – check out some of the photos!

2013/2014 Community Workshop: Introduction to Montessori Lecture by Sanford Jones

2012/2013 End of School Party

1st Annual Holiday Party, 2012 – photos here too!

Our News

MESS Holiday Photo Fundraiser

MESS Holiday Photo Fundraiser

The MESS 2017 Annual Holiday Photo Fundraiser is back! Thanks to the generous contributions of professional photographers (and current and former Ellis parents)...


New Projects for MESS!

We are excited to announce that MESS has successfully completed its first project – partnering with SCCPSS to raise $110,000 to provide training leading to...


2016 Child in Nature Symposium!

The second annual Child In Nature Symposium will be held at Oatland Island on Friday, April 8th from 4 pm until 7 pm and Saturday, April 9th from 9 am until 1 pm....