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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.

NDSD Celebrates National Kindergarten Day
Apr 21, 2015 9:00AM - 2:00PM@North Dayton School of Discovery

On National Kindergarten Day we invite and encourage you to apply and enroll your pre-K student in one of the very best Kindergarten Programs in the area at the North Dayton School of Discovery (NDSD). You can apply at once online or you can call me any time at 219-3471 to schedule your personally guided tour of our beautiful campus and see our Kindergarten Program in action any time between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Act now to secure your "private school education without any of the private school costs" and to take advantage our four pillars of a great education with "academic excellence", "parental partnerships", "student accountability", and an outstanding "moral focus" program that daily helps to build the desired character and behavior in each of our students as we prepare them for maximum academic success in high school and college. We look forward to helping and working with you on all of your family's educational needs and interests.

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