Emerson Peabody, is a fictional school made up by V.C. Andrews, for the book Dawn, it's located in Richmond Virginia. The school has dorms, for their students to stay in until each semester ends. Rich families such as the Cutler Family, send their kids to school, Clara Sue and Philip Cutler; both were noted to have attended Emerson Peabody. Dawn and Jimmy Longchamp only attended the school because their father Ormand Longchamp worked as the janitor. During Dawn and Jimmy's attendance at Emerson, both of them were treated harshly and looked down on because of their poverty.