School Info & Resources

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

Calendars
+ 2018-2019 School Academic Calendar (Updated 3-20-18)
+ 2018-2019 School Events Calendar (Updated 8-16-18)
+ 2018-2019 Religious Holidays

Policies, Forms, and Guides
+ Family Handbook (2017-2018)
+ New Family FAQ
+ Lunch Ordering Instructions
+ Parent Volunteer Driver Form
+ Food Allergy Policy
+ Financial Aid Information and Application
+ After School Program Parent Guide
+ Middle School Book Buyback Guide (2017-2018)

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

Classroom and Activity Webpages

Emerson classrooms and resources extend outside of our facility and allow students to continue learning wherever they have internet connection.

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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.

If you have questions regarding these maps and the overall curriculum, please contact our Curriculum Coordinators, Jen Kime for Lower School, or Beth Nazario for Middle School.

+ 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 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

 2018–2019 TUITION

  • Kindergarten: $16,990
  • Grades 1–5: $20,590
  • Grades 6–8: $22,390

TUITION REFUND INSURANCE OPTION (Fee: 2.4% 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 2018-2019 school year is:

  • Kindergarten: $383.76
  • Grades 1–5: $470.16
  • Grades 6–8: $513.36

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

2017–2018 TUITION PAYMENT PLANS

Plan A – Full Payment Plan
The tuition balance (minus the Deposit) will be paid by July 15 of the current school year without being billed by FACTS. There is no annual fee for this payment option. If tuition is not paid in full by July 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 the tuition balance (minus the Deposit) in two (2) monthly installments, (June 15, and October 15 of the applicable school year). The $20.00 annual installment fee will be added to the student account.

  • Kindergarten: $7,995.00 per payment
  • Grades 1–5: $9,795 per payment
  • Grades 6–8: $10,695 per payment

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

  • Kindergarten: $1,599.00 per payment
  • Grades 1–5: $1,959.00 per payment
  • Grades 6–8: $2,139.00 per payment

During the re-enrollment process you will be directed to FACTS to set up your tuition payment plan for the 2018-2019 school year. After submitting the completed enrollment packet your deposit will automatically be withdrawn from the bank or credit card account you designated for payment withdrawal in FACTS.

ESPO DUES

The Emerson School Parent Organization (ESPO) collects a $35 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, the week of January 22.
  • Notify Emerson by February 14 if you do not intend to re-enroll (see below), and thus cancel your agreement. All other families will have their deposit automatically deducted (those paying check will need to ensure it is received by the deadline), and the process will be complete.
  • You will continue with the same payment schedule, unless you choose to modify it.

If You Don’t Intend to Reenroll
Complete a Disenrollment Form and return it to the Head of School by February 14. You won’t be billed, and your space will be made available for new applicants.
+ Disenrollment Form

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