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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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Apply now for the 2015 NHA CollegeBound™ Scholarship! The NHA CollegeBound™ Scholarship was established to provide four of our eighth-grade students with a one-time only college scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Visit for application submission requirements. The deadline is April 15, 2015.
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Emerson Academy of Dayton with one of the highest rated and ranked K Programs in Dayton, welcomes and invites all preschools and daycares to come in and visit our outstanding K Program to help get their students enrolled, oriented and ready for Kindergarten in the fall of 2015. Emerson produces a 140 percent annual academic growth rate for its K students and is one of the highest rated programs in the area according to the Ohio Department of Education. Your preschoolers, teachers and parents will have a great time visiting Emerson and seeing everything that our K Classes do first-hand, including art, physical education, technology and music, in addition to our tuition-free college prep curriculum. We will have free gift bags for all visiting preschoolers with all of our latest school information and a few surprise gifts that are sure to delight your students. To arrange and schedule a visit that fits your schedule at your daycare or preschool, please call our Student Recruitment Specialist Jim Pierce any time at 219-3471 or via e-mail at We really look forward to your visit this spring as we are quickly filling our few available K seats for August , after having a waiting list this current school year. Thank you very much for your interest in becoming the newest member of our Emerson Aviator Family.


Emerson Academy of Dayton, one of the top educationally ranked K-8 schools in Dayton, proudly promotes and supports the amazing "Celebration of Black American Contributions" Program offered by our outstanding community partner, the Shiloh Church led by Reverand Carl Robinson, Senior Pastor. Everyone is welcomed to come out and enjoy the all-day celebration on Monday, March 9th, including a free community lunch and a wonderful Historical Exhibit and the sharing of extraordinary music, prose, recitative chorus and dance performances. For more information on this exciting, fun and educational event, as well as, other black history month celebrations in February and beyond at the Shiloh Church, please contact Event Chairperson Ms. Terry Ogletree at 274-8252 or the Church Office at 277-8593. Thank you very much for your interest in Emerson Academy for all of your K-8 educational needs; limited seats are still available in all grades for the fall 2015 school year. For more information or a tour of Emerson Academy please call or e-mail our Student Recruitment Specialist Jim Pierce any time at 219-3471 or

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