Admissions Process

The most important thing is that your child is in an environment where they thrive. Emerson provides a Y5-8 curriculum for gifted and academically talented students, and our admissions process helps us identify whether your child would do well here. Children have a wide range of abilities and gifts, and intelligence is just one factor in Emerson’s application process.

Admissions Process:

Learn About Emerson School
You’re already off to a good start by exploring this site. The best way to learn more about our school is by taking a tour. You can also attend one of our upcoming Information Meetings. Contact Admissions Director Lisa Psarouthakis at or (734) 665-5662, ext. 303 to learn more or schedule a visit online.

Submit an Application
The application can be completed online and can be found here.

Send Your Child’s Academic Records
Request copies of grade reports and a current teacher evaluation, when applicable, and have them mailed or sent electronically to the Emerson Admissions Office. For young five and kindergarten applicants, please submit progress reports, if available. If you have complete copies of your child’s grade or progress reports at home, you are welcome to scan and send those instead of requesting them from the school. Teacher referral forms are available at the links below:

Prepare a Portfolio for Admission (1st-8th grades applicants only)
Gather examples of your child’s academic and creative work and submit them in video or photo form to create a portfolio for admission.

+ Portfolio For Admissions

Attend a Campus visit
Campus visits will be scheduled as allowed until the last school day in May for students interested in starting in the fall. An application, teacher referral form, grade reports from the current and last school year, and a virtual portfolio must be submitted prior to a campus visit day.

For Young Fives and Kindergarten
Once an application is submitted, please contact the Admissions Team at to sign up for one of our applicant visit days. The current dates are February 4th and March 4th.

IQ Testing
No IQ testing will be required for admissions decisions at this time, however, the school reserves the right to request testing be done in the future if it is needed to support a student’s learning needs.

Apply Today!

Because of small class sizes, many grades reach capacity, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible to ensure your child is considered.

Emerson is a rolling enrollment school, so there is no cutoff date for applications. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered as long as space is available.

For more information about our admissions process, or to schedule a tour,  please contact Admissions Director, Lisa Psarouthakis at 734-665-5662, x303, or email

Admissions for the 2021-2022 school year are now closed.

It only takes a few minutes to complete a student application. You can save your progress and return later, monitor the status of your application, and review your application anytime.

Each application requires a non-refundable $60 application fee. If this creates a financial hardship that would otherwise prohibit you from applying, please contact Admissions Director Lisa Psarouthakis at or (734) 665-5662, ext. 303.

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Emerson School admits students of any race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, family status, and socio-economic status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available to students at Emerson. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, family status, or socio-economic status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.