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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 8:30AM - 11:00AM@Emerson Academy

Please bring your entire family out for Breakfast with Santa and enjoy some eggs, pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice, water and hot chocolate. Your children can have their picture taken with Santa and for all the kids who RSVP for this event they will receive a gift. The kids will also be able to make a craft and the entire family can enjoy holiday movies that will be showing throughout the event. 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


Please bring your entire family out to enjoy the annual NHA/Emerson Academy Night with the Dayton Demonz Professional Hockey Team as they do battle with Berkshire at Hara Arena at 7:35 p.m. Please come out and show your school spirit as you join with families from the North Dayton School of Discovery and Pathway School of Discovery as a night of family fun for all NHA students, parents and grandparents. We hope to see you there.

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