Emerson School

Tel: (734)665-5662
Grades: K-8 | 387 students
We believe that school doesn’t have to be boring; that if we challenge, excite, nurture, and engage the whole child, we can inspire a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
That’s the environment we created at Emerson School and there is simply no better place for gifted and academically talented students to learn.
Emerson's curriculum is crafted for students, not a test, and teachers have the freedom to make adjustments based on the gifts and needs of your child. Classrooms are safe places where cognitive and creative risk-taking is encouraged; where students learn by doing, by being listened to, by participating, and by working together.
Emerson is an environment where smart is cool, and every classroom is comprised of other gifted, unique peers who help and encourage each other to become their best.
It’s where children thrive, and we encourage you to learn more about how our school might benefit your child.
See more facts and info at http://www.emerson-school.org/about/overview/.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Association of Independent Michigan Schools (AIMS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 387 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Emerson School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade level and can be found at http://www.emerson-school.org/prospective-families/tutition-and-financial-aid/
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Jackie Ebels


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,

School Notes:

  • The mission of Emerson School is to provide a whole child, multiple method approach to instruction for gifted and for academically talented students. Emerson School encourages creativity, problem solving, and the development of basic skills, while providing a warm, supportive environment that promotes responsibility for oneself and others.
  • Emerson School strives to make all students, faculty, administrators, and parents feel safe, respected and valued in her/his identity as full members of the school community. Nearlt 40 percent of Emerson Students are non-Caucasian.
  • We are dedicated to an ever-increasingly diverse learning environment that will best prepare our students to intelligently engage in a complex, globally interconnected society. At Emerson, diversity is thought of in terms of ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, learning styles, socio-economic status, and family structure.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ann Arbor Academy (4.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Christian Montessori School Of Ann Arbor (2.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Christian Montessori School Of Ann Arbor (2.3 miles away)
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