Emerson Preparatory School

1324 18th Street Nw
Washington, DC 20036-0200
Tel: (202)785-2877
Grades: 9-12 | 53 students
Emerson Preparatory School is Washington's oldest coed college preparatory school.
Founded in 1852 by Charles B. Young, and named after Dr. George Barrell Emerson, the noted New England educator and Harvard professor.
Emerson Institute as it was then known, originally prepared Washington boys exclusively for entrance to Harvard.
Following the Civil War, Emerson's program was broadened to prepare young men, and later in1920, young women, for all American and foreign colleges and universities.
Over 95% of its students typically enroll in institutions of higher education immediately upon graduation.
Located in Washington D.C., Emerson is only minutes from the Metro Red Line stop at Dupont Circle.
In the heart of the nation's capital, Emerson affords unique opportunities to explore the vast resources available in the many museums, libraries, and other scholarly institutions.
Emerson's compact, dignified building houses comfortable classrooms, a well-equipped science lab, and Internet accessible computers.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1852

Student Body

Total Students 53 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade Emerson Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $20,000
Admissions Director Jon Shickler
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