Our oldest is an alum and met some of the most amazing teachers at Emerson! Our lives are richer having met them. Sadly, recent changes in the curriculum & teaching assignments drove us to pull our younger children. Emerson today is not the same school our oldest attended. It once prepared students to
... Read more walk into any advanced high school class knowledgeable & confident (our younger kids were not being prepared at the same level). When our oldest started, Emerson they worked a year ahead in math. Now math is taught at grade level with the public schools. Activities shifted away from academics & more toward helping kids "bond", but the activities were often just thrown together a couple of weeks prior. There are still some amazing teachers there, but when the school told us they do not claim to work ahead of our public school we decided it was time to leave. Our kids are thriving in public school and are learning many of the same things their old classmates are learning at Emerson. We really hope Emerson makes positive changes in their programs to once again meet the needs and challenges of gifted students. We will always be grateful for what Emerson did for our oldest. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/06/13
Our son attended 6th, 7th , and is currently in 8th grade at Emerson. The school has been outstanding. Class sizes are small (14-16 kids), and the rigorous curriculum is 1-2 years ahead of nearby public schools. Learning is both textbook and project based. Homework load is heavy, averaging 3-4 hours
... Read more per school day. The project based learning in Social Studies, Math, and Science are taught (but not graded) at a high school/community college level. In 7th/8th grade, students are expected to complete several research projects per year using internet, local library and University library resources. For instance, in a project for Geometry class, students were expected to present a biography of a mathematician, explain their significant contributions to their field, explain the significance of the process or idea they developed and create a class exercise illustrate the principle. There are few behavior problems in the school, and parental involvement is very heavy. The teachers are frequently available evenings and weekends to help students. Emerson also offers band & orchestra, many sports, and an excellent Science Olympiad program. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/09/12
I have had two children at Emerson, attending from grades 2-8. Emerson teachers and administrators genuinely care about not only the academic progress of each student, but the social and emotional well-being of each child as well. Classrooms are joyful and learning is active and participatory. One
... Read more of the biggest strengths of the school is the attention paid to music, art, world languages (beginning in Kindergarten), and P.E. All of these "special" classes are well-integrated into the curriculum. Teachers pay particular attention to how children are interacting with each other, and they are proactive in facilitating strong, positive relationships between children in the same grades and between older and younger kids. There is a wide range of opportunities for parents to be involved with the school, and communication between parents and teachers/administration is very good. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/17/12
I could not imagine a better school in anywhere! This is a wonderful community of people who have education as a priority for their children and family. This is my son's 2nd year at Emerson and they are terrific! The curriculum is head and shoulders above any other school, and we researched all schools,
... Read more public and private in Metro Detroit. Emerson is far and away the best experience. My talented child is inspired, challenged and encouraged all while providing a nurturing and family friendly environment. Teachers are responsive and I just love the Emerson community! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/18/11
Best of the Best in Metro Detroit! Emerson is an advanced curriculum private school that has great teachers and a great principal! Well worth the money!
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Posted by a parent on 11/18/11
Emer son is a wonderful school with passionate, dedicated teachers. You can just feel the great atmosphere when you walk into the school. We love Emerson.
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Posted by a parent on 11/13/11
My son (now in 3rd grade) is happy going to school for the first time in two years. His 1st & 2nd grade years at a premier AAPS elementary school were very suboptimal. When he had started to hate school and disengage from the learning process, we decided that we didn't want to roll the dice again,
... Read more hoping he'd get a decent teacher for 3rd grade. The curriculum at Emerson is very engaging and stimulating for the kids. My son has an outstanding teacher who is skilled at teaching the material in a variety of ways to meet the needs of students who may not learn in exactly the same manner. All the staff at Emerson seem to feel that teaching and working with kids is a profession to which they are truly devoted. The staff are tuned into the needs of the individual students and appreciate each kid as a unique individual. We had conflicted feelings about switching to private school, but having been at Emerson for a couple of months and seeing our son blossom, we are so glad that we transferred him there. The smart, creative kid with a voracious love of learning has re-emerged, and is smiling again. And so are we! Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/11/11
After my children spent time in the Saline public schools, my husband and I felt their "love of learning" was being slowly extinguished due to the growing sizes of the class. Don't get me wrong: the Saline teachers were great; however, it's truly hard to teach to all levels of a child when there are
... Read more 30+ kids in upper elementary. Since our kids were "testing" well, they were overlooked or sent home with "extra" homework that they could do. At Emerson, each child is recognized as an individual and, due to small class sizes, I feel the teachers truly connect to each student: encouraging their "love of learning." My kids are enthusiastic learners - I am not kidding when I say that we have not had to beg them to do their homework once this year. Additionally, Emerson has an AMAZING foreign language program: a requirement of all students in elementary and middle school children. In two years, my kids understand French, Latin and Japanese. They pick up on language so much easier at a young age. I feel we made the perfect choice for our family in choosing Emerson. Of course, we had to reduce our spending $ in other areas to afford the tuition; but we have not regretted it once. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/10/11
Emerson is an amazing academically talented institiution. I had goose bumps listening to enthusiastic teachers talk at curriculum night. These teachers love our kids and create a passionate love for learning. My elementary school kids love the small class size and that they don't have to line up for
... Read more things. When I asked them why they Said teachers trust them so no lines are needed Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/09/11
Emerson was a relatively good school. The elementary was very good, but I wasn't so fond of the middle school. I felt that some of the teachers in the middle school were lacking in experience. The math program was very good, but the english program was quite weak. I felt that after I got to middle
... Read more school, I stopped learning anything about English. However, I heard that Emerson has changed some classes in the middle school, so it may have changed. Overall, I had a great time at Emerson and I believe that it was worth the money. Read less
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Ann Arbor schools — Emerson School is located at 5425 Scio Church Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48103. 5425 Scio Church Rd is in the 48103 ZIP code in Ann Arbor, MI Emerson School is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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