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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 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.

Enrollment Information Meeting (EIM) and Open House (OH)
Jan 29, 2015 6:00PM - 7:00PM@Emerson Academy

Please bring your entire family to this National School Choice Week Event to learn more about one of the highest rated K-8 schools in the Dayton area and to secure one of the available seats for the 2015-16 school year. Emerson Academy is recognized as "an essential school option for children and families", as it annually produces one of the highest value added and academic growth rates of any school in Dayton according to the Ohio Department of Education. We invite any K-8 student to take advantage of our FREE college prep curriculum to expertly prepare them for the high school and college of their choice. We will have at this meeting and open house all of our latest school information, tours of the campus, assistance with the enrollment process, free beautiful yellow scarves for this special National School Choice Week event , and free snacks and refreshments for the whole famly. We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you very much for your interest in the Emerson Academy of Dayton Aviators.

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