Charter Schools in Oakland County

Doing research on school options in your area? This roundup will help you find Oakland County charter schools for your child – including Pontiac and Southfield charter schools.

You may not know just how many schooling options are available to kids in southeast Michigan. Aside from your city’s public school district and private schools, there are also southeast Michigan charter schools to consider. If you live in Oakland County and are searching for a new school for your child, consider these Oakland County charter schools.

For folks in other counties looking for charter schools, browse our complete list of charter schools in southeast Michigan or our lists for Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

AGBU Alex & Marie Manoogian School

  • Address: 22001 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-569-2988
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of students: 415
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

All students take Armenian as a language course and are encouraged to develop a strong cultural and individual identity. Free K-12; tuition-based pre-K.

Arts & Technology Academy of Pontiac

  • Address: 888 Enterprise Drive, Pontiac
  • Phone: 248-452-9309
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 750
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Offers a structured day of literacy, math, science and social studies. Creative writing, web design, art, physical education; preschool program, too.

Bradford Academy

  • Address: 24218 Garner St., Southfield
  • Phone: 248-351-0000
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 1,532
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Accredited through AdvancED. Offers free breakfast and lunch to all students, plus extracurriculars like cheerleading, football and poetry club.

Crescent Academy – Main Campus 

  • Address: 17570 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-423-4581
  • Grades: PK, 1
  • Number of students: 103
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

HighScope Curriculum emphasizes learning through play. Focuses on creative representation, literacy, social relations, movement, music, numbers and more.

Crescent Academy – Primary Campus

  • Address: 17550 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-996-1300
  • Grades: K
  • Number of students: 149
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Kicks education off with a focus on math, language arts, science and social studies. Must attend a summer Jump into Kindergarten Program.

Crescent Academy – Elementary School

  • Address: 25172 Code Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-281-6471
  • Grades: 2-4
  • Number of students: 500
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Hands-on activities for learning in math, science and social studies. Plus service learning opportunities through community partnerships.

Crescent Academy – Middle School

Address: 17570 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield
Phone: 248-423-4581
Grades: 5-8
Number of students: 253
Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Strong core curriculum with Spanish language courses. Sports such as soccer and baseball offered.

Faxon Language Immersion Academy

  • Address: 28555 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-702-6272
  • Grades: K-7
  • Number of students: 101
  • Authorizer: Grand Valley State University

Foreign-language immersion. Curriculum in “host” and “target” languages of English and Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. Strong parent involvement.

Four Corners Montessori Academy

  • Address: 1075 E. Gardenia Ave., Madison Heights
  • Phone: 248-542-7001
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 470
  • Authorizer: Oakland University

Multi-aged classes facilitate growth in each student. Scouts and before- and after-school care, too.

Frederick Douglass International Academy

  • Address: 21700 Marlow St., Oak Park
  • Phone: 248-953-2003
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 205
  • Authorizer: Ferris State University

Small classes sizes, rigorous academics, character education and a nourishing lunch program.

Holly Academy

  • Address: 820 Academy Road, Holly
  • Phone: 248-634-5554
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 677
  • Authorizer: Central Michigan University

Public school academy ranked in the top 10 percent nationally. Educates the whole child, partners with parents and community, sets high expectations.

Kingsbury Country Day School

  • Address: 5000 Hosner Road, Oxford
  • Phone: 248-628-2571
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 254
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

The 100-acre campus offers direct access to woods and wetlands. Extras include soccer, volleyball and basketball.

Laurus Academy

  • Address: 24590 Lahser Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-799-8401
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 734
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College

Focuses on respect, integrity and compassion. Offers on-site before- and after-school care, volleyball, basketball, soccer, dance, band, karate and more.

PACE Academy

  • Address: 23777 Southfield Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-569-1060
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 850
  • Authorizer: Eastern Michigan University

Praise dancing, archery, martial arts and baton twirl- ing offered. Also special phys. ed, art, band, choir and STEM courses.

Pontiac Academy for Excellence – Elementary, Middle, High School

  • Address: 196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Pontiac
  • Phone: 248-745-9420
  • Grades: K-5, 6-8 and 9-12
  • Number of students: 1005
  • Authorizer: Saginaw Valley State University

Touts being Pontiac’s “largest and longest-standing” charter. Wayne State University C2 Pipeline high school program; extensive after-school activities. Power of 7, an online-based resource, gets parents involved.

Walton Charter Academy

  • Address: 744 E. Walton Blvd., Pontiac
  • Phone: 248-371-9300
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 805
  • Authorizer: Northern Michigan University

Welcoming, diverse and structured. Offers co-ed cross-country, cheerleading and art club. Also has a Young 5 program.

Considering other options in Oakland County? Browse our roundups of Oakland County private schools and public schools.

This post is updated annually.

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