Eldorado Emerson Private School

4100 E. Walnut Avenue
Orange, CA 92869-0928
Tel: (714)633-4774
Grades: NS-12 | 162 students
Founded in 1958, Eldorado Emerson is an independent, accredited preK-12 S.T.E.A.M. (science/technology/engineering/arts/mathematics) school whose focus is on educating the whole child, preparing students for acceptance into the best universities, building integrity, and developing innovators for the 21st century.
From high school college prep programs down to preschool music, foreign language, and one-on-one reading programs, Eldorado Emerson’s tradition of excellence is reflected in consistently high standardized test scores, as well as a well-rounded curriculum that includes music, art, hands-on science, foreign language, and athletics in every grade.  Eldorado Emerson Private School received the highest accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and graduates are accepted into the best colleges and universities in the country.
The school is well-known for its positive, friendly environment – bully-free and drug-free – an atmosphere in which students feel safe, valued, and inspired to excel in all subjects.  The campus features a full art studio, science lab, athletics program, performing arts center, computer lab, and renowned Monet Garden.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 162 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Eldorado Emerson Private School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Common sense dress code. No uniforms.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Ranges based on grade level.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Vanessa Marquez
Admissions Associate Jackie Fogel


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Math and Science Club, Promethean Society, Robotics Club, Video Making Club, Yearbook Robotics Club, Yearbook, Math and Science Club,
Promethean Society,
Video Making Club,

School Notes:

  • Academics - S.T.E.A.M., College Prep Curriculum
  • Character Development - Individualized program
  • Foreign Languages - French, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin
  • Art and Music - full art studio on campus. Focus on creativity. Instrumental and Choral music programs
  • Facilities -  Computer Lab, Science Lab, Performing Arts Center, sports field, etc.

Profile last updated: 09/15/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Brighten School & Arts Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is La Purisima Catholic School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is La Purisima Catholic School (0.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

Eldorado Emerson is a very good school academically and socially. We wanted our son to be prepared to go to a great college, so yes, it is important to us that Eldorado sends graduates to top-ranked universities. Last year seniors got full rides to colleges like Cornell and UCI, but equally important is that it''s the kind of school where our son has always been genuinely happy. The campus has such a positive atmosphere, and it''s obvious that teachers and the administration genuinely care about the kids. Whatever each student''s strengths might be (math/science, sports, art, literature, singing), there is a place for each one of them to shine and grow and feel positive about themselves. Because it''s a small school, everyone has a voice.
- Posted by Parent, 09/08/12
I''m an Eldorado Emerson student & would just like to say it''s a really great school. All the students and teachers are genuinely friendly and nice. We also have a lot of fun projects like Mr. North''s popsicle bridge building physics contest and Mr. Kelly''s Middle Ages feast that we had after reading & writing stories based on The Canterbury Tales. You should send your kids to this school!
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/27/12
Eldorado is an amazint school. Excellent academics, nontraditional instruction, art, music, and foreign language, and PE in all grades. Award-winning yearbook class. After-school drama.
- Posted by Parent, 06/20/12
I highly recommend Eldorado Emerson School to any parent who wants their child to receive a well-rounded education and not just be an automoton who memorizes test facts. There''s creative, hands-on learning, foreign language and music for every grade, a renowned art program, league sports throughout the year. Because of the small class sizes, even kids who haven''t played a lot of sports get a chance to experience the fun and comraderie of team sports.
- Posted by Parent, 06/20/12

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