Find the Right School in Metro Detroit

Just like your child, every school is unique. Finding a school that is the right fit is one of the biggest decisions you will make as a parent. 

Along with our Metro Detroit Partners, we are making this important task a little less challenging. We’ve put together a stellar list of schools in Metro Detroit, each with its own features and academic approach. Give our school partners a look and discover how they can help your child thrive!

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Academy of the Sacred Heart 

Academy of the Sacred Heart is the oldest, thriving independent school in Michigan, graduating young women of courage and confidence since 1851. We believe: “By coming to a school of the Sacred Heart, you have become part of a family.” Students succeed here! Joyful, thoughtful, action-minded, service-oriented leaders are formed in a Sacred Heart community. Sacred Heart alums are eager to help each other expand personal and professional opportunities. Founded in Detroit, Sacred Heart is now located on an idyllic 28-acre campus in Bloomfield Hills. Coeducational from infancy until Grade 4. Female gender-specific education for grades 5-12, and male-specific for grades 5-8.

Aim High School  

Aim High is more than a school for our students — it is their community, their friends and teachers, their place to grow and be happy. A tuition-based, small private school with a proven educational model for students with learning and social differences, we honor those differences and provide individualized support and opportunities for students to thrive and excel academically, behaviorally and socially. Our safe and accepting environment offers students an academic and social experience that fosters strong teacher-student relationships, an atmosphere where students feel valued by adults and each other and personalized instruction that develops students’ abilities, talents and interests.

Brightmont Academy – Northville 

Brightmont Academy is a fully accredited school that offers a one teacher/one student ratio with flexible scheduling and recovery credits. This allows the school to provide a flexible, customized one-to-one instructional approach to help each student reach their full potential, regain their educational footing in math, language arts, science, social studies, foreign language and more while preparing for college and career. Plus, it offers rolling admissions, a year-round program and supportive teachers invested in helping each student become a more confident and successful learner. 

KIPP-Detroit Amani Academy 

KIPP Detroit Imani Academy is an open-enrollment public charter school located on Detroit’s west side, dedicated to providing your child with an exceptional education. Within our classrooms, we create positive and joyful learning environments that cultivate a genuine love for learning in all our students. With a focus on community, agency, restoration and excellence (CARE), we believe in nurturing the unique talents of every child to help them achieve their highest aspirations.

Mount Clemens Community School District

Mount Clemens Community Schools is an ideal place to learn, grow, play and dream from PreK-12. Our buildings are filled with dedicated staff, creative teachers and committed students who work together to achieve academic goals. Staff members continually develop new programs designed to challenge students and enhance their educational experiences. There is a real sense of community within the buildings with students supporting each other and everyone working to help families thrive. The district keeps class sizes small, emphasizes a variety of STEM opportunities for students of all ages and hosts free after-school and summer programs.

Eagle Creek Academy

At Eagle Creek Academy, our small classes are led by experienced, nurturing teachers. We recognize that each child is an individual, and we plan lessons that challenge each child where he or she needs it. Every year, we see that our rigorous curriculum and hands-on approach works. Every K-5 grade level scores above the national average on the NWEA standardized tests. Most importantly, we enjoy building strong, long-lasting relationships. We love that our students’ families become friends and that they grow close to our staff. This comfortable, loving community is one of the best things about Eagle Creek.

Novi Christian Academy

We offer College Preparatory curriculum, AP and Honors classes, weekly chapel services, Dual Enrollment opportunities, Biblical integration in all subject areas. We are part of the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference and are thrilled to have a full range of instrumental, vocal, drama and visual arts offerings, National Honor Society and Student Government. All students receive an exemplary education with a lasting legacy.

Southfield Christian School

Southfield Christian School is a premier private, coeducational, college prep Christian school. The average top 10 percent composite ACT test score is 33 and 100 percent of graduates are accepted to a college of choice. Multiple AP and Dual Enrollment classes are offered in high school. SCS is ISACS/NCA dual accredited. SCS develops the character of God-honoring students, equipped with the highest level of academic rigor, to become leaders in their world for the sake of Christ. SCS has been named the 2023 #1 Christian School in the State of Michigan.

St. Catherine of Siena Academy 

St. Catherine Academy is a college and life preparatory school that educates young women to develop their unique gifts created by God. Our Sisterhood is what sets us apart. The Sisterhood of SCA is unique because of our small student body. With only 250 girls spread over 40+ sports, clubs and organizations, the girls form friendships across all ages and grades. We graduate role models. Starting with the Class of 2014, 10 graduates have developed into doctors, mothers, teachers, scientists and engineers. An overwhelming majority of our graduates go on for secondary degrees and several have started their own businesses.

The Roeper School 

An internationally recognized leader in gifted education, The Roeper School offers a highly individualized, inquiry-based program focusing on the whole child while uniquely accommodating the complexity of gifted students. Strong relationships between Roeper students and teachers, and the respect for students’ choice and voice, transcend the bounds of a physical campus. Our approach offers the intellectual challenge gifted children crave and allows them to explore personal passions deeply and imaginatively. We value the voices of all members of our community and continuously work at creating an environment that is safe and welcoming to all — a place where everyone feels represented and heard.

Grosse Pointe Public Schools

Our mission is to cultivate educational excellence by empowering students, valuing diversity, inspiring curiosity and pushing possibilities. We offer 26 advanced placement classes, 30 varsity sports, 120 high school teams and seven career & technical education programs. Our teachers are among the best in the state and our district ranks among the top 2% in the entire country. We are proud to celebrate more than 100 years of educational excellence in GPPSS.

Livonia Public Schools

With a tradition of excellence and an eye toward the future, Livonia Public Schools serves PreK-grade 12 and adults 18-26 with special needs. Livonia Public Schools offers a wide range of academic offerings, including a Japanese Dual Immersion Elementary School; gifted and talented programs for grades 1-12; wide range of special education services; creative and performing arts program (CAPA); award-winning athletics and robotics; Project Lead the Way STEM programs; updated schools; planned Career Technical Center renovations; planned state-of-the-art early childhood center and much more. All of this, set in a safe and welcoming environment.

Macomb Intermediate School District

The Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) helps bring education’s best to students of all abilities, including 19,000 who need special educational services. MISD serves the 21 public school districts, charter schools and private/parochial schools in Macomb County. MISD staff help bring best practices to the classroom, impacting some 150,000 students in both public and nonpublic schools. MISD offers opportunities for general education and special education students, technical and instructional support to school employees and leadership in all areas impacting education. Babies and children too young to be K-12 students come with their parents for assessment and evaluation. School-age students use the distance learning facilities, attend special conferences, academic summer camps and take part in educational events.

Oakland Schools – Virtual Learning Academy Consortium (VLAC)

Students receive personalized virtual learning at VLAC. Students and parents can expect virtual expertise exclusive to our experienced Michigan-certified teachers. Teachers and students build a strong relationship for student success.

Royal Oak Schools

IB offerings for all students. Award-winning clubs, athletics and performing arts. Special Education services for students from birth to 26. CTE opportunities. Social and emotional support for all students.

Southfield Public School District

Southfield Public Schools offers a robust college prep curriculum, integrated with exceptional programs and enrichment activities, through each of our 13 schools across the district. We educate students through two high schools, one middle school, seven elementary and K-8 schools, one preschool, and one learning center. The district offers an International Baccalaureate Programme for K-12 students, an Advanced Placement for K-8 students, award-winning STEAM programs starting at sixth grade, and a dual enrollment program where students earn college credits with costs covered by the district. Our University High School Academy is ranked #11th out of all Michigan high schools and 8th out of all Metro Detroit high schools by Newsweek. Our English Language Learners program includes students and staff who speak 32 languages from 27 countries.

Utica Community Schools

Utica Community Schools is Michigan’s second-largest school district. Whether your child shines in the classroom, on the field, on stage or even in the workshop, Utica Community Schools offers award-winning programs as unique as the students they care for. Our student-centered approach supports the whole child, both educationally and emotionally. Utica Community Schools are recognized for excellence at both state and national levels, with one of the top graduation rates in the country. As a school of choice, we accept students from across Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Lapeer and Wayne counties.

Walled Lake Consolidated School District

The Walled Lake School District comprises 20 schools including three award-winning, comprehensive high schools and a new state-of-the-art early childhood center. Junior kindergarten, AP Capstone and IB Baccalaureate programs are offered.

Wayne-Westland Community School District

From virtual classes with live instructors, a credit recovery program to get high school students back on track and our award-winning career-technical courses designed to prepare students for the workforce, we offer a wide range of academic programming through various educational pathways to prepare students for college and careers through awareness, exploration and preparation.

Ypsilanti Community Schools

Ypsilanti Community Schools offers students and families access to a rigorous culturally responsive curriculum through individualized support that helps students advance their learning. We offer project-based learning, Small Learning Communities (SLCs), small class sizes, high dosage tutoring, a K-5 and 6-12 International Baccalaureate curriculum, a STEMM Middle College, Dual Enrollment, a comprehensive Fine Arts program, and a highly qualified teaching staff that cares about the relationships we have with our students and families. We are committed to providing every student with an education that supports voice, choice and student agency. We are intentional to ensure that every student is seen, heard, understood, valued, respected and cared for.

Content sponsored by Wayne County Community College District. Learn more about WCCCD’s innovative academic and career programs at wcccd.edu.

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