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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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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.
Rachel D. and Kati H. were selected as our Friday and Saturday #ShareSchoolLove winners. Thank you for sharing your love for Eagle Crest Charter Academy and Oakside Scholars Charter Academy!
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NDSD Welcomes Kindergarten Visits/Field Trips by Area Preschools/Daycares
Mar 02, 2015 9:00AM - May 22, 2015 2:00PM@North Dayton School of Discovery

The North Dayton School of Discovery welcomes all preschools and daycares to come in and visit our outstanding Kindergarten program to help get their students oriented and ready for Kindergarten in the fall of 2015. NDSD produces a 133 percent annual academic growth rate for its new K students and is one of the highest rated programs in the area according to the Ohio Department of Education. Your preschoolers, teachers and volunteer parents will have a great time visiting NDSD 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 at any time by phone 219-3471 or 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 year in our K Program. Thank you very much for your interest in our NDSD Eagle Family.


The North Dayton School of Discovery, one of the highest rated K-8 schools in the area, proudly promotes and supports the amazing "Celebration of Black American Contributions" Program offered by the Shiloh Church, 5300 Philadelphia Drive and Main Street, Reverand Carl Robinson, Senior Pastor. Everyone is welcomed to come out and enjoy the all-day celebration on Monday, March 9, 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, please contact the Shiloh Church and Event Chairperson Terry Ogletree at 274-8252 or 277-8953. Thank you very much for your interest in NDSD 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 on North Dayton please call or e-mail our Student Recruitment Specialist Jim Pierce any time at 219-3471 or

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