School Info & Resources

Information and resources our families may need throughout the school year.

Head of School
+ Schedule a meeting with Ed Hollinger

Calendars
+ 2021-2022 Calendar of Events
+ 2021-2022 Major Dates Calendar

COVID-19 Resources
+ Health & Safety Policies and Procedures
+ Return To School Plan
+ COVID-19 FAQs

Policies, Forms, and Guides
+ 2021-2022 Family Handbook
+ 2021-2022 Digital First Day Packet
+ New Family FAQ
+ Parent Volunteer Driver Form
+ Curbside Pick-up and Drop-off Guide
+ Food Allergy Policy
+ Financial Aid Information and Application
+ After School Program Parent Guide
+ Middle School Book Buyback Guide

Other Resources
+ Library Online Catalog
+ Middle School Book Orders
+ Middle School Supplies List
+ Tutors – Emerson Teachers
+ Tutors – Others

Curriculum Maps

These maps identify the enduring understandings, essential questions, content, and skills that serve as the foundation for much of the teaching and learning that happens at Emerson School.

In coordination with Emerson’s mission, our teachers have crafted thoughtful, relevant, and innovative curriculum maps; however, as we innovate and adjust to the needs and interests of each year’s students, our curriculum is constantly evolving. To that end, these documents are “living” and ever-changing.

Pages labeled “Collaboration” show the shared elements that teachers have crafted together across grade levels or disciplines. Individual teachers may still have added units or variations on this structure under their own teacher pages.

+ Emerson School Curriculum Maps

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Learning Support

To support students with whatever emotional or learning needs that may arise, Emerson maintains an exceptional Learning Support team, including a full-time Counselor, Learning Support Specialists, and Learning Support Tutors. Please contact your child’s teacher to discuss whether Learning Support may be appropriate for your child.

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Health and Safety

Emerson continuously works to ensure the safety of our students, which include the following ongoing initiatives.

Drills
Emerson routinely conducts drills so students, faculty, and staff are prepared to react to emergency situations safely, efficiently, and effectively. These include fire drills and tornado drills, both scheduled and at random times, and ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) drills for responding to on-campus threats.
+ A record of Emerson’s safety drills is available here, as legally required.

Health and Safety Committee
Emerson has a Health and Safety Committee comprised of faculty, staff, and administrators, which meets monthly. This committee analyzes student injury reports, reviews and responds to concerns brought by community members, and ensures the completion of regular drills (such as fire, tornado, and ALICE). We try to work proactively (what can we do to prevent injury?) as well as reactively (what should have been done differently, and what can we change?). The committee’s goal is to routinize our examination of risk with a goal toward constant improvement.

Risk Task Force
The Board of Trustees maintains a Risk Task Force charged with consideration of all potential risks to Emerson’s students, employees, and equipment. From this review, the Risk Task Force both makes recommendations to the Head of School for action, as well as prioritizes suggestions for future capital expenses for increasing safety. This Task Force takes a strategic view of risk in the broadest sense, and its work is ongoing.

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Tuition and Fee Information

 2021–2022 TUITION

  • Young Fives Kindergarten Half-Day: $9,310
  • Young Fives Kindergarten Full-Day: $16,590
  • Kindergarten: $18,670
  • Grades 1–5: $22,830
  • Grades 6–8: $24,910

TUITION REFUND INSURANCE OPTION (Fee: 2.5% of Tuition)

Emerson School recommends participating in the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan, which provides families with tuition obligation coverage in the event of a student’s withdrawal or dismissal from the school before the academic year is completed. The fee for the 2020-2021 school year is:

  • Young Fives Kindergarten Half-Day: $209.48
  • Young Fives Kindergarten Full-Day: $373.28
  • Kindergarten: $420.08
  • Grades 1–5: $513.68
  • Grades 6–8: $560.48

+ A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. Tuition Refund Insurance Plan coverage

2021–2022 TUITION PAYMENT PLANS

By default, families will continue with the same payment schedule for the current school year unless you choose to modify it. Please email Dayna Hock, Controller, at dhock@emerson-school.org with changes to your tuition payment plans.

Plan A – Full Payment Plan
The tuition will be paid in full by June 15 of the current school year. There is no annual fee for this payment option. If tuition is not paid in full by June 15 of the applicable school year, then this payment plan shall become the 10 Month Payment Plan (Plan C).

Plan B – 2 Month Payment Plan
FACTS will bill tuition in two (2) monthly installments, (May 15 and September 15 of the applicable school year). The $20.00 annual installment fee will be added to the student account. If tuition is not paid in full by September 15 of the applicable school year, then this payment plan shall become the 10 Month Payment Plan (Plan C).

  • Young Fives Kindergarten – Part Time:$4,665.00 per payment
  • Young Fives Kindergarten – Full Time: $8,295.00 per payment
  • Kindergarten: $9,335.00 per payment
  • Grades 1–5: $11,415.00 per payment
  • Grades 6–8: $12,445.00 per payment

Plan C – 10 Month Payment Plan
FACTS will bill tuition in ten (10) monthly installments, beginning May 15 preceding the upcoming school year and ending on February 15 of the applicable school year. The $50.00 annual installment fee will be added to the student account.

  • Young Fives Kindergarten – Part Time: $931.00 per payment
  • Young Fives Kindergarten – Full Time: $1,659.00 per payment
  • Kindergarten: $1,867.00 per payment
  • Grades 1–5: $2,283.00 per payment
  • Grades 6–8: $2,491.00 per payment

ESPO DUES

The Emerson School Parent Organization (ESPO) collects a $50 annual dues to help supplement the many school enrichment events it coordinates throughout the year. Please contact the Business Office if you would like to opt-out of your ESPO dues contribution.

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PERPETUAL ENROLLMENT AND DISENROLLMENT

Enrollment for students automatically renews until you tell us otherwise—no need to complete another reenrollment contract. This makes it easier for re-enrolling families without adding any extra work for those who don’t.

What to Expect

  • You will be notified of any tuition and fee adjustments, as well as financial aid awards, prior to the disenrollment deadline.
  • Your child’s enrollment will automatically renew and 10% of your total tuition for the school year will be non-transferable and non-refundable.

If You Don’t Intend to Reenroll
Complete a Disenrollment Form and return it to the Head of School by February 17, 2022. You won’t be billed, and your space will be made available for new applicants.

+ Disenrollment Form

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