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Notes for Prospective Students
Emerson Preparatory School is Washington's oldest coed college
Founded in 1852 by Charles B.
Young, and named
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
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.
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.
dignified building houses comfortable classrooms, a well-equipped
science lab, and Internet accessible computers.