5.00 (4 reviews)
An arial view of our sprawling 20-acre campus, which includes sports fields, nature center, playground, planetarium, and garden.
Kindergarten students learn how surgeons work by watching one operate on a banana in their classroom.
Students preparing for the Science Olympiad, which one-third of the school chooses to participate in.
- 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 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|
|Total Students||387 students|
|Student Body Type||n/a|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 15%
|Students 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|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Lisa Psarouthakis|
|Total Sports Offered||5 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,|
Soccer, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||2 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Math Counts, Science Olympiad Team
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.
- DIVERSITY STATEMENT
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.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Ypsilanti Grades: PK-8 | 157 students
1300 N Prospect Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734)483-0366 11.9 PK-8
- Ann Arbor Grades: PK-8 | 254 students
2775 Newport Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734)995-4141 5.3 PK-8
- Ann Arbor Grades: 4-12 | 58 students
111 East Mosley Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734)747-6641 4.6 4-12
- Ann Arbor Grades: K-8 | 419 students
2270 E Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734)821-2200 6.1 K-8
- Ann Arbor Grades: NS-K | 62 students
5225 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734)332-9600 2.3 NS-K
Emerson is a wonderful school. Our children have truly benefited from the wide variety of opportunities available to them in the Lower School. Science Olympiad, Robotics First, Orchestra, Band, Choir, After School courses such as cooking, programming, sports, clubs, the list goes on. Exposure to four languages before they move on to Middle School, field trips, seniors and younger student mentoring, and caring teachers. A true Ann Arbor Gem.
- Posted by Parent - Parent of current students
Emerson has been a wonderful learning environment for my children for the past seven years, and as parents we have enjoyed the wonderful community of down-to-earth fellow parents who value education and creativity. Both my sons love their school, their teachers, and are engaged in the assignments and projects they get to do. The class sizes are small enough that every teacher has really gotten to know my children and provided them with what they need, but large enough that there is a lot of diversity and variety in friendships. In a time when I hear about recess and specials being cut back, Emerson has continued to provide ample time for playing and exploring music, art, languages, science, technology, PE, etc- Best of all, my kids have no idea that in some schools (e.g., mine growing up) it isn`t cool to be too smart or to like school too much. At Emerson, being "into" school is the norm, and cool kids get excited about science projects. (Even in middle school!!!)
- Posted by Parent - ALJ
We couldn't be happier with Emerson School. It is about so much more than academic excellence, which is the reason we originally chose this school. It is a caring community of educators who truly love my children, are passionate about teaching, and inspire a lifelong love of learning. Equally important, Emerson teachers build character in our children by reinforcing values that we teach at home-- respect, honesty, inclusion, cooperation, integrity, commitment, compassion, and gratitude.
- Posted by Parent - Long-time parent of 2
The compassion and dedication of emerson school and encouraged my daughter to always believe she xan achieve anything she puts her mind too. She is challenged here but most of all happy and loves to go to school.
- Posted by Parent - faith
July 16, 2018
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