Cool Schools in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

What are you looking for in your child’s school? There are no wrong answers! We’ve gathered a robust list of Metro Parent advertising partners to help your search.

School is so much more than a pencils-and-paper experience for kids. For a couple of years or for their whole K-12 experience, this is your child’s community. And, in no small way, it’s your community, too, That’s why it’s important to make the best choice for the whole family.

But how do you find a great school?

Here, we share a selection of Metro Parent advertising partners that pride themselves on their quality offerings. Learn more and find just the right place for your child, no matter what you are looking for.

Academy of the Sacred Heart

Academy of the Sacred Heart is Michigan’s oldest independent school, and offers a Catholic, college-preparatory education to girls (infant-Grade 12) and boys (infant-Grade 8) of many cultures and faiths. Immersed in a rigorous curriculum, students thrive through experiential learning on a 28-acre campus.

Aim High School

Aim High is a 6th-12th grade, tuition-based private school for kids who learn differently. By building strong relationships, students succeed through an individualized college and work-ready education focused on an independent future.

Bishop Foley Catholic High School

This Christ-centered, college preparatory, co-educational educational community encourages an academic journey toward servant leadership for growth, opportunity and lifetime success. A variety of educational pathways allow students to discover their talents.

Bloomfield Hills Schools

At Bloomfield Hills Schools, opportunities create possibilities for students from pre-K to high school. Here, students are encouraged to explore the many unique experiences available to them through a diverse set of course offerings and experiential learning opportunities.

Creative Montessori Academy

Creative Montessori Academy is a tuition-free K-8 public school where an environment of student-led inquiry develops and nurtures young minds toward successful futures. Tuition-based preschool is available, too.

Detroit Public Schools Community District

Michigan’s largest public education system’s mission is to educate and empower every student to build a stronger Detroit. Through excellence, integrity, equity, service and tenacity in a kids-first environment, students rise to their best at DPSCD.

Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of Excellence (PACE Academy)

PACE is a tuition-free K-8 public school where students realize their potential through meaningful educational experiences. Here, the focus is on creating productive citizens empowered to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Farmington Public Schools

From early childhood through high school, students at Farmington Public Schools learn through highly qualified and motivated teachers in a supportive environment. Here, students are encouraged and nurtured to learn vital life skills and values such as teamwork, respect, integrity and responsibility and perseverance.

Four Corners Montessori Academy

Four Corners Montessori Academy provides a nurturing and stimulating pre-primary-grade 8 environment designed to uncover each child’s intellectual and emotional gifts. Through the Montessori Method, children engage in a compassionate community that encourages the lifelong love of learning.

Grosse Pointe Public School System

Grosse Pointe Public School System provides an unparalleled program of studies, including 26 AP courses, five foreign languages, hundreds of student-initiated clubs and activities, 30 sports and Grammy Award-winning music programs. Students in GPPSS are taught leadership to create a culture of student empowerment and an environment where all students feel safe, loved and important.

Interlochen Center for the Arts

For creative high school students looking to deepen their experiences in theater, creative writing, film and new media, music, visual arts and more, Interlochen Arts Academy offers all this plus rigorous academics in an interdisciplinary boarding school environment. World-renowned faculty become mentors and students gain support from like-minded peers.\

Ivywood Classical Academy

Time-tested and research-based describes the classical education at Ivywood Classical Academy, a tuition-free public school academy for students kindergarten through seventh grade (added for the 2021-22 school year). With a curriculum that emphasizes the humanities, sciences and the arts, students grow to be thoughtful, caring, well-educated young adults.

Livonia Public Schools

At Livonia Public Schools, educators challenge and inspire students to achieve personal success and become confident contributors to society. Through a shared vision, Livonia Public Schools promotes joyful learning where students are challenged to reach their personal best.

Macomb Intermediate School District

Serving 21 public school districts, charter schools and private or parochial schools in Macomb County, Macomb Intermediate School District provides technical and instructional support to school employees and resources for quality educational opportunities for general and special education students.

Macomb Montessori Academy

Macomb Montessori Academy is a tuition-free K-6 public school where students engage in individualized learning according to the Montessori Method. In thriving, diverse multiage classrooms, students prepare academically, socially and emotionally for higher education and lifetime success.

Mount Clemens Community Schools

From pre-K through high school, faculty and staff at Mount Clemens Community Schools build strong relationships with children and their families to guide student confidence and success. In this tight-knit and responsive community, students are supported to meet their potential in a diverse and rapidly changing world.

Northville Christian School

Northville Christian School provides a Christ-centered education in which pre-K-8 students can gain the benefits of integrity and hard work. In a safe and respectful community, students grow and thrive according to their own unique learning styles through a creative curriculum, differentiated instruction and the help of mentors and staff.

Notre Dame Prep and Marist Academy

Through the Marist mission to “Work with God to form Christian People, Upright Citizens and Academic Scholars,” Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy provides a diverse student body a Catholic and internationally recognized college-preparatory experience. Here, toddlers through 12th grade students are challenged to reach their full academic potential.

Novi Christian Academy

Novi Christian Academy offers a K-12 coeducational, college-preparatory education achieved through Christian educators who guide students through an advanced, hands-on environment. On a campus with an Athletic Field Complex and Creative and Performing Arts Center and more, students and staff celebrate each child’s God-given gifts and talents.

Oakland Schools VLAC

Virtual Learning Academy Consortium at Oakland Schools offers K-12 home-based virtual instruction as a public school option for families who desire flexibility and can be engaged in their child’s learning. VLAC is a partnership between parents, students and staff to create a supportive environment where each child can learn and thrive according to their individual talents and strengths.

Royal Oak Schools

Royal Oak Schools is a community of excellence built on active partnerships between students, faculty, families and the larger community. Here, students are engaged to prepare as responsible lifelong learners for success in an ever-changing world.

Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

By engaging the head, the heart and the hands of pre-K-12 students in a warm and nurturing environment, Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor inspires curiosity, empathy and initiative. Students gain confidence and self-knowledge, an understanding of the world and a deep interest in others.

Southfield Christian School

Southfield Christian School prepares pre-K-12 students to live productive lives through a challenging, college-preparatory education grounded on the principles of the Bible. Together with parents, Southfield Christian School forms a partnership to provide young men and women with a strong biblical foundation and Christian relationships.

St. Anne Catholic Grade School

St. Anne Catholic Grade School provides a student-centered Catholic education to integrate the spiritual, academic, athletic and social development of all students to nurture moral, disciplined and respectful individuals. Through academics, student clubs and activities, pre-K-8 students receive a quality well-rounded education.

The Roeper School

Through inquiry-based learning in a diverse and nurturing environment, students at The Roeper School prepare to succeed through active engagement with the world. As the oldest independent pre-K-12 school for gifted students in the nation, Roeper educates the whole child through academics, the arts, athletics and a strong community.

Warren Consolidated Schools

Warren Consolidated Schools provides students with a wide range of programs to best match interests and talents, including STEM, performing arts and career-technical education. In addition to relevant and rigorous instruction, students create dynamic futures through a robust offering of athletics, clubs and organizations.

Wayne-Westland Community Schools

Wayne-Westland Community Schools is committed to best student outcomes through robust experiences in and out of the classroom. From early childhood education through high school graduation, students prepare to become responsible, knowledgeable and caring members of society.

West Bloomfield School District

In the West Bloomfield School District, students master four competencies that prepare them for successful futures, no matter what they pursue. Through day-to-day instruction at West Bloomfield schools, students learn to communicate, collaborate, contribute and think critically — personal skills for academic and social success for a lifetime.

Ypsilanti Community Schools

In its neighborhood schools uniquely designed to create close-knit, nurturing environments, students at Ypsilanti Community Schools benefit from close relationships with faculty and staff who are personally invested in their success. Dynamic partnerships with community organizations and top Michigan universities provide many opportunities for students to thrive and grow.


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