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 Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1852

Student Body

Total Students 53 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 50%
Students by Grade Emerson Preparatory School Students 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

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,000
Admissions Director Jon Shickler

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Augustine Catholic School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Augustine Catholic School (0.8 miles away)
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  • Washington St. Augustine Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1421 V Street N.W.
    Washington , DC , 20009
    (202)667-2608
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  198  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Washington
    Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    Po Box 37012 Nmnh Rm Ce-g50 Mrc 184
    Washington , DC , 20013
    (202)633-1399
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1  mi  |  131  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Washington
    Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Po Box 56481
    Washington , DC , 20040
    (301)891-4750
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  241  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Washington
    Ujamaa School    
    (Nonsectarians)
    1554 8th St Nw
    Washington , DC , 20001
    (202)232-2997
    (Nonsectarians)
    1  mi  |  63  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Washington
    The French Maternal School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    3115 P St Nw
    Washington , DC , 20007
    (202)333-2255
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1.1  mi  |  45  students  |  Gr.  K

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