Admissions Process

The most important thing is that your child is in an environment where they thrive. Emerson provides a Y5-8 curriculum for bright and academically talented students, and our admissions process helps us identify whether your child would do well here.

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. The application includes a link for parents to request a confidential online assessment from their child’s current teacher.

Request or Upload Academic Records
For applicants for 1st through 8th grade, request copies of grade reports from your child’s current school using the link in the application. Alternatively, if you have complete copies of your child’s records, you may upload them directly into your online application. For young five and kindergarten applicants, please upload progress reports, if available. Please include copies of your child’s IEP, and/or 504 plan.

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

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Attend a Campus Visit
One of the final steps in the application process is for your child to spend the day at Emerson with students in their current grade level. Campus visits will be scheduled until the last school day in May for students interested in starting in the fall.

For Young Fives and Kindergarten
Applicants are invited to one of our applicant visit days and can choose between Feb. 3rd, Feb. 24th or March 3rd.

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,  please contact Admissions Director, Lisa Psarouthakis at 734-665-5662, x303, or email To register for a tour, please use this link.

We are currently considering mid-year transfers for certain grades only. To find out more, please contact our admissions office at or (734) 665-5662, ext. 303.

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.