Emerson Academy of Dayton

Basic Information

Address: 501 Hickory Street Dayton, Ohio 45410
County: Montgomery
School District: National Heritage Academies
Phone Number: 937-223-2889
Principal: Ronald Albino

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Additional Information

School Type: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Ages/Grades: K-8
School Setting:

Beautiful historic building south of downtown Dayton in the middle of stable, supportive neighborhood.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
School Mascot: Aviator

Serves the entire Dayton metropolitan area

School Size: 700 students
Classroom Size: 20-24
Student/Teacher Ratio: 22/1

Three wings - K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 grades


College Prep

School Performance: Continuous Improvement
Support Services:

Special Education

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Computers in every classroom and a Technology Center where all students receive technology instruction as an integral part of their curriculum.

School Clubs:

Chess, Journalism and Photography

Awards & Recognition: Overall, Top Ten School in Dayton (four consecutive years) and Top Three K-8 school.
Parking Spaces/Availability:


Admissions Requirements:

Public Charter School open to all students throughout the greater Dayton metropolitan area with first priority to students in the Dayton Public School District.

Admissions Deadline: Enroll students throughout the year - open enrollment ends the last day in February
Mission Statement:

Challenging each child to achieve, better educating more children and preparing students for college and beyond.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

National Heritage Academies (NHA) and Emerson Academy of Dayton are guided by a few key principles: first, we believe that a school environment with high academic and social expectations is necessary for students to thrive; second, NHA and Emerson believes that parents have the ultimate responsibility for their children's education and, thus, will choose what is best for their children; third, we believe that a school should support and reinforce the moral guidance a child receives at home; and lastly, we believe that a child's self-esteem is developed through diligence and achievement.

School History:

National Heritage Academies (NHA) purchased the 5th - 8th Grade Dayton Christian School Building in the spring of 2004. Emerson School was named after Ralph Waldo Emerson, a famous poet and writer. Dayton Public Schools built Emerson as a K-8 building in 1924 to replace the original school building. The original building, built in 1864, stood in the parking lot west of the current school building. NHA, in keeping with local tradition, named the school Emerson Academy of Dayton.

School Motto: Preparing each and every Aviator student for college and beyond