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​​Emerson Academy is a free public charter school serving kindergarten through 8th grades. Our exceptional education means seats are filling fast, so apply today​!

Why Emerson Academy?

Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, Emerson Academy is a school like no other – one that can lead to a lifetime of success. We set high standards, make expectations clear, and provide a safe and emotionally secure learning environment. In addition, we focus on real-world skills, problem solving, and how to be a good citizen. Our exceptional teachers meet students at their ability level and challenge them to go beyond. Our students also draft a social contract that reinforces their commitment to their school, their teacher, and each other.

"My child is excelling at Emerson academy. His education is catered to his abilities and he is able to work at an accelerated rate that fits his academic abilities. " - Emerson Academy Parent
Top Reasons Parents Send Their Children To Our School: *
1 School safety is a top priority.
2 Children receive individual attention and instruction.
3 The curriculum provides moral focus as well as academics.
* Based on actual 2013 surveys administered to parents of kids who were returning to Emerson Academy

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Emerson Academy's Annual Breakfast with Santa
Dec 13, 2014 9:00AM - 10:00AM@Emerson Academy

Please bring your entire family out for Breakfast with Santa and enjoy unlimited pancakes, coffee, juice, water and hot chocolate. Your children can have their picture taken with Santa and the first 100 kids to arrive will receive a free gift. There will also be face painting for the kids and the entire family can enjoy a holiday movie that will be showing throughout the event. Tickets will be $1 for children and $3 for adults, which may be purchased at the door. We hope to see you for this fun family event at one of the best and highest rated K-8 schools in Dayton. For more information please contact our outstanding Family Liaison, Tiffany Mendiola at 937-304-1250 or

Emerson Academy and North Dayton School of Discovery Host a FREE Community Ice Skating Party
Jan 25, 2015 6:00PM - 8:00PM@Five Rivers MetroParks Riverscape - downtown

If you have a student in any grade K-8, please bring your entire family to join us for a Community Family Fun Ice Skating Party at the beautiful Metroparks Riverscape Ice Rink from 6-8 p.m. on a scenic winter Sunday night. With free ice skates rentals, free hot chocolate around the fireplace, great music and exciting entertainment by "PARKER THE PENGUIN", everyone, young and old, will have a wonderful time, while also learning about two of the highest academically rated K-8 schools in Dayton, as ranked by the Ohio Department of Education. For more information please contact our Student Recruitment Specialist (SRS) Jim Pierce at 219-3471 or Thank you very much for your interest in our outstanding National Heritage Academies in Dayton.

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