Emerson Preparatory School
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Tel: (202) 785-2877
Emerson, founded in 1852, is a small, independent, and diverse college preparatory day school for students in grades 9-12. Emerson's welcoming environment prepares students for college without the unhealthly competition.
We embrace the words of George Barrell Emerson, "Strive no to surpass on another; strive instead to surpass yourselves.".
Emerson Preparatory School places among the top 20% of private schools in District of Columbia for:
- Category Attribute
- School History Oldest founding date
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||AIMSMDDC (Assoc. of independent Maryland and DC Schools)|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||41 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 46%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||10 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||4:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||8 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$29,000|
|Admissions Director||Jon Shickler|
|Admissions Associate||Andrea Reinhart|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||5 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
and ACLU Club, Anime Club, Games Club, Student Council, Yeabook
- Emerson Preparatory School began in 1852 as the Emerson Institute, a school to prepare local boys for attendance at Harvard. Emerson was named after George Barrell Emerson, a progressive thinker in women's education and cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Early Emerson graduates include three-time Civil War Medal of Honor recipient James Madison Cutts, and Buck and Jesse Root Grant, sons of President Ulysses S. Grant.
- Emerson evolved to become a more inclusive college preparatory school, as Washington`s first co-ed preparatory school in 1920. After World War II, in 1946 Emerson adopted its current half-year, full-credit academic term system, modeled after the British system of secondary education. Today Emerson welcomes a diverse student body from all parts of DC, suburban Maryland and Virginia, and the international community and prepares them in a healthier way for colleges and universities throughout the United States and the world.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Washington Grades: NS-12 | 896 students
3100 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 243-1800 2.2 NS-12
- Washington Grades: 9-12 | 500 students
4300 Harewood Rd Ne
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 529-0200 2.2 9-12
- Washington Grades: PK-12 | 372 students
2001 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 829-3700 2.1 PK-12
Emerson has enabled my student to express himself freely, excel academically, and grow personally. The quality of the teachers is outstanding. They are true professional and humanitarian who care about the students. The music department at Emerson has been an excellent opportunity for my student to collaborate and lead.
- Posted by Parent - Mary Kay
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