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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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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 (NDSD) Eagles presents the Miami Valley's only student-run "RESILiENCE CAFE" displaying the incredible art and poetry talents of NDSD's most inspiring and hard working 7th and 8th grade students under the extraordinary direction and guidance of one of the very best 8th grade teachers in the area, Mr. John Hiatt. We invite you to come out and enjoy creative art displays and the students performing their own spoken word arrangements, while you are served food and drinks by our student waiters and waitresses, with the nominal charge for refreshments going to the Principal's Fund for the benefit of student trips and activities. If you would like for your K-8 students to have the opportunities to do these types of project based student initiatives, as they prepare themselves for success in high school and college, apply and enroll your student at NDSD as soon as possible while seats are still available for the 2015-16 school year. You can apply online at any time and/or contact our very friendly Student Recruitment Specialist (SRS) Jim Pierce at 219-3471 or for a personal tour of our campus and all of our latest school information and free gifts, including backpacks, tote bags and more.

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