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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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Do you know any great teachers or new graduates that are looking for a teaching opportunity? If you do, tell them about us! We are always looking for talented teachers. Your teacher referral + our open position = A difference in a student’s life! I can be reached by phone at 616-929-1287 or via email at Thank you, Jimmy Ayala Talent Sourcing Consultant
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Bring the entire family to enjoy the annual NHA Night at Hara Arena for a professional hockey game between our Dayton Demonz and Berkshire, with the North Dayton School of Discovery's top choral group performing the National Anthem under the direction of NDSD Music Director Dr. Jordan. Families from North Dayton, Pathway and Emerson will be joining together for this great night of family fun.


NDSD, one of the best and highest rated K-8 schools in Dayton and Trotwood, encourages the community to help fight hunger by attending the Trotwood Community Gala on Saturday, 2/14 at 6:00 p.m. at Hara Arena. This event will directly benefit the youth of Trotwood by combatting hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meals Program. For the both the dinner and the dance the cost of this event is $50 per person or $75 per couple; or you can attend the dance for $20 per person or $30 per couple. For more information and tickets please contact the Trotwood Chamber of Commerce at 837-1484. Thank you very much for your interest in the North Dayton School of Discovery and for your support of the Trotwood community.

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