Celebrating Our 60th
Happy Anniversary Merritt Academy/The Talent House
Did you know that Merritt Academy, which began in 1963 as the Talent House Private School, will celebrate its 60th anniversary over the 2023-24 school year?
What started as a bold dream by Rachel O. Merritt has become an award-winning school that has been serving families like yours for six decades. Today, Merritt Academy provides educational programs for over 400 children each year from infants, all the way through middle school.
Mrs. Merritt’s innovation and leadership continue to inspire children to follow their passions, discover their talents, and show kindness and helpfulness in our community of character and beyond.
We hope you remember your family’s days at our school fondly and will plan to join our anniversary celebration.
Save the Dates to Celebrate
To recognize our 60th Anniversary year, we will host several events this year with our alumni community. We would love to see you! Join us, bring your family, bring a friend. What an amazing time to reconnect during our Diamond Anniversary year.
Learn more about events planned for our alumni and friends and watch for announcements about event dates shared in our Anniversary Year Timeline here or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Picture yourself back on campus at Fall Festival!
Connect and Tell Us Your News
Whether you or your child completed their full learning journey with us or were enrolled for a short time, you are considered part of our alumni community and will always be part of the Merritt Academy Family.
Our team of directors and teachers love hearing from our alumni and graduates. Wondering if any of your teachers may still be here? Possibly! We have a number of faculty/staff celebrating 25 years or more with us. Until we meet again, you can connect with us, share your news and help us learn the impact of your educational experience!
Share Your Favorite Story
What’s your favorite memory of your days at Merritt Academy or The Talent House? Maybe you recall a special teacher, field trip, hallmark experience or first friendship. We’d love to hear from you! To tell us your story, click here.
See and Share Photo Memories of Merritt Academy
During your time at Merritt Academy, did you have favorite photo memories? You are invited to share your treasured pictures of your earlier days at our school. We’ve made an earlier head start but there is room for more memories. Add your pictures to the Merritt Academy 60th Anniversary Family Photo Album here.
Looking for Childcare or a School
Do you, or someone you know, need childcare or a school? Please let us help you with your school research or planning.
If you have questions about what to look for in a program from early childhood to middle school or need guidance on how to navigate school admissions and waiting lists, contact us. Our admissions director would be happy to help because we enjoy welcoming inquiries from alumni and friends. Meanwhile, ask about our handy preschool and private school search resource guides.
“ Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. ”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Merritt Academy is proud to be recognized as a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership, a national non-profit coalition based in Washington, D.C.
After School Activities
Merritt Academy provides a safe, enriching afterschool environment for students attending our elementary program.
Click here to download Merritt Academy’s 2022-2023 school calendar.