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​​North Dayton School of Discovery is a free public charter school serving kindergarten through 8th grade. Our exceptional education means seats are filling fast, so apply today​!

Why North Dayton School of Discovery?

Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, North Dayton School of Discovery 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.

"I like the personalized attention that my child is receiving. There has been a team effort so to speak to help her achieve her academic and behavioral goals." - North Dayton School of Discovery 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 North Dayton School of Discovery

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We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the unbelievable talent of our NDSD students as they present the Annual Holiday Musical Celebration under the direction of our extraordinary Music Director Dr. Jordan. Impressed by the talents, excitement and dedication of our exceptional K-8 students, you will leave this unique event with the spirit of the holidays. We hope you will join us for this remarkable event that will, once again, demonstrate what makes the North Dayton School of Discovery one of the best and highest rated K-8 schools in the area. Thank you very much for your support of the NDSD Eagles.


Teamwork and positive student/staff interaction and mentoring is what the Third Annual Eagle Family Dodgeball Competition is all about. With fun, lively competition between the teachers/Deans and students, this is yet one more outstanding example of how the environment at North Dayton allows this great K-8 school to produce the 133 percent average annual academic growth rate that makes it one of the very best K-8 schools in the area, according to the Ohio Department of Education. If you would like for your student to be enjoying and benefitting from these positive role model experiences and learning opportunities, please contact our Student Recruitment Specialist Jim Pierce any time at 219-3471 or to arrange your tour of our beautiful facilities and to see and observe first-hand the wonderful learning culture that exists at NDSD. Through our tuition-free college prep curriculum we prepare your student for great success at both the high school and college of their choice. We have a few seats available for this current school year, as well as, for our 2015-16 school year. Seats are filling up fast for our new K Class for the fall of 2015; submit your free application online at or stop into the office as soon as you can. Thank you very much for seeking out the best possible K-8 education for your child.

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