Emerald Heights Academy provides an educational community that serves the individual, the family and society.
Since our founding, we have set high academic standards, nurtured spiritual growth and developed character through raising social responsibility toward others.
A group of lay Catholic business leaders and educators founded Emerald Heights Academy as an independent, private elementary school on Seattle's Eastside.
Our goal is to help each student to reach his or her full potential.
Emerald Heights Academy believes that education involves the development of key intellectual abilities including analyzing, synthesizing, relating and evaluating.
Our advanced curriculum is strong in content.  We address each student's needs with personal attention and work with parents to provide individualized instruction.
Teachers help to form effective study habits which encourage critical thinking and reflection.
Students gain confidence and poise through the practice of public speaking.
The mission of Emerald Heights Academy is to transform society by developing Christ-centered leaders and learners.
We do this by helping our children to grow intellectually, apostolically, spiritually and to develop good character.
The result of this integral formation is a leader well prepared to take his or her place in any sector of society and to infuse it with Christian virtues. We offer before/after school care.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 41 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,815
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1993

Student Body

Total Students
41 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Emerald Heights Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Pre-K4 tuition is $511/m for 4 half-days and K-8th grade tuition is $9,815 annually plus fees.
% on Financial Aid
18%

School Notes

  • Emerald Heights Academy provides an educational community that serves the individual, the family and society. Since our founding, we have set high academic standards, nurtured spiritual growth and developed character through raising social responsibility toward others. A group of lay Catholic business leaders and educators founded Emerald Heights Academy as a nonprofit, independent, private elementary school on Seattles Eastside. Our goal is to help each student to reach his or her full potential. Emerald Heights Academy believes that education involves the development of key intellectual abilities including analyzing, synthesizing, relating and evaluating. Our advanced curriculum is strong in content. We address each students needs with personal attention and work with parents to provide individualized instruction. Teachers help to form effective study habits which encourage critical thinking and reflection. Students gain confidence and poise through the practice of public speaking. The mission of Emerald Heights Academy is to transform society by developing Christ-centered leaders and learners. We do this by helping our children to grow intellectually, apostolically, spiritually and to develop good character. The result of this integral formation is a leader well prepared to take his or her place in any sector of society and to infuse it with Christian virtues.  We offer before/after school care.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
The academics here are top notch and they are the ONLY private school that DOESN'T teach the Common Core curriculum. The class sizes are SMALL, teachers teach and challenge the student, they focus on core areas of character development that I haven't seen anywhere else. The kids are RESPECTFUL of adults and are teaching mentoring from the older kids to the younger ones. My daughter LOVES it an order.
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5  
We have two (happy) children currently attending EHA and we could not be happier ourselves. Superior and exceeding high standards academic combined with strong character formation and Christian values in a family-like environment. The Principal and teachers are simply phenomenal and the kids support each other and grow learning right from wrong. The low student/teacher ratio provide an opportunity for more customized education and the kids are never treated like a number. It is a special place and we feel like we are giving our children so much more that just academic formation. I would highly recommend this school to anyone and encourage a visit there... it would be love at first sight, like it was for us. Just great.
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5  
Our kids have spent the last 2 years at EHA and we could not be happier. It has been a fantastic experience and we could not imagine sending our kids anywhere else. The staff is wonderful and the community is easy to engage. They home school assistance program is really unique and high quality as well
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5  
Emerald Heights Academy is a stand out! There is truely no other school that proivdes an all round program that caters to the full potential of the child. It's a pity it doesn't have a High School.
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5  
The formation that the children are getting at EHA is phenomenal. I look at my daughter who is kind, charitable, highly intelligent, happy, and so well-adjusted and confident and I know I can thank EHA for it. High academic standards, with character formation. The children begin public speaking in preschool. The Spanish, music, and technology programs keep even the youngest children far ahead of their peers in other schools. Finally, a school that teaches what I want reinforced from home. High character. We are thrilled with this school. The very small class size gives the children the individual attention they deserve.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 41 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,815
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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