Are you accredited?

Yes, we are fully accredited through the Northwest Association of Schools, the National Council for Private School Accreditation, and the Adventist Accrediting Association. All of our teachers are fully certificated and endorsed for their subjects. Mount Ellis credits are recognized and accepted by every university in the United States.

Does my child have to be a seventh-day adventist to enroll?

No, we are open to students of all faiths who want to benefit from and contribute to the mission of Mount Ellis (See Mission Statement on back page)

What if I get home sick?

While most students come to love the dormitory environment, it can be an adjustment. There are several things in place to make the school a home away from home. Every student is “adopted” into a faculty family. These family groups do outings together and provide a support structure for students. Dormitory deans also provide structure and support. Home leaves are scheduled at regular intervals to give students time at home with their families.

I’d like my child to come but I don’t think I can afford it.

Come and talk to us. Through student aid, scholarships, sponsors, and student labor, a number that looks daunting becomes very workable. Together we can make this happen.

Does your school offer services to students with learning differences?

Yes and no. The focus of our program is college preparation. As such, we are not geared for remediation or recovery of several grade levels of missing skills or content. However, some students with special needs have done well in our program due to the smaller class size, extra teacher attention, and our nurturing environment.

Is it really true that the school operates its own ski area?

Yes, it’s really true. Mount Ellis operates the Bear Canyon Ski area about 4 miles from campus. We have a t-bar lift, 3 runs, and lights for night skiing. To top it off we have a beautiful log ski lodge.