Emerson School | Kids Out and About Ann Arbor / Detroit

Emerson School

Emerson School is an independent K-8 school where bright students thrive. It's a special environment where smart is cool, and classrooms are comprised of other gifted, unique peers who help and encourage each other to become their best.

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. 


Here, what’s best for children drives the curriculum—not tests. It’s where passionate educators are empowered to teach, and intimate classrooms are places of joy, exploration, and respect for one another. It’s where bright students learn to tap into their curiosity and search for answers, rather than memorize them.


This isn’t a school for rote memorization. Students delve deep into subject matters on a quest for understanding, because how children learn is as important as what they learn. Emerson’s curriculum challenges and nurtures students intellectually, emotionally, physically, and artistically, preparing them to be successful in the next grade, and in life.


Joyful learning is the result. And though Emerson helps students understand that school is about much more than scores and grades, high achievement has proven to go hand-in-hand with an Emerson education.

Academic, Creative Writing, Foreign Language, History, Language, Science, Mathematics, Technology/Computers, Arts: Performance, Dance, Drama, Music, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Stringed instruments, Voice / Chorus, Wind/brass instruments, Participatory (e.g., music jam sessions, dancing, theater), Arts: Visual, Drawing, Painting/sculpture, Photography, Exercise & Health, Gymnastics, Healthful Living, Rock climbing, Soccer, Yoga, Hands-on, Nature/Outdoors, Parenting, Sports, Basketball, Lacrosse, Running & Track, Soccer

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