Top Schools in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Metro Parent's six advertising partners provide students with a grade-A education from preschool through graduation.

Gen Z students learn differently than the students before them (we’re talking about you, mom and dad!) – and that poses challenges for today’s educators. How can they provide students with an A+ education while keeping kids interested in the subject matter and giving them opportunities to explore their interests?

Well, Metro Parent’s advertisers have been able to adapt to fit the needs of today’s students. And, as a result, their students – from tots to teens – are flourishing in the classroom and beyond.

Read on for more about Metro Parent’s advertising partners.

Notre Dame Preparatory School & Marist Academy

With a wing dedicated to science, art and technology – boasting two fine-arts studios, a robotics center and more – plus a greenhouse that allows students to not only learn about plants but eat their work, it’s no wonder students at Notre Dame Preparatory School & Marist Academy are excelling. This Catholic school, which welcomes kids in preschool through 12th grade, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is proud to provide a top-notch education while teaching students to become citizens of the world and disciples of Christ.

Detroit Public Schools Community District

Whether your child is interested in aviation, in need of individualized attention and a small learning environment, or has interest in technology or engineering programs – there is something for everyone in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, which touts more than 100 schools. The district recently announced its partnership with 24 Detroit-area organizations with a goal to set the Detroit School of Arts on a path to becoming the premier performing arts school high school in the tri-county area.

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Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool

STEM education starts early at Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool, which welcomes students from 6 months old to 12 years old. In fact, preschoolers are introduced to science, technology, education and math concepts in STEM labs that are designed with the youngest learners in mind (think items that are low to the ground and easy to reach). It’s just one of the many ways students are set up for future success in this nurturing and child-centered environment.

Frankel Jewish Academy

School begins at 8:30 a.m. at this private Jewish college-preparatory high school located in West Bloomfield. It was a student-driven decision that aligns with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ support of later school start times to accommodate the teenage sleep cycle – and it’s a testament to the school’s dedication to student success. Students are also able to explore their interests, whether academic or extracurricular, at this school.

Detroit Waldorf School

From a planting a rain garden and exploring how native plants can improve soil conditions and prevent runoff, to packing food at Gleaners Community Food Bank, students at Detroit Waldorf School are gaining a better understanding of the world around them through place-based education. This school, which welcomes students in preschool through eighth grade, focuses on engaging the intellectual, physical and emotional development of each child.

Childtime Learning Centers

As parents, we want to give our children every advantage and opportunity we can, and that begins with ensuring their education gets off to the right start. That’s exactly what families can expect at Childtime®. With 26 locations in Michigan with programs aimed at children from 6 weeks until 12 years old, Childtime® equips even the youngest learners with the tools needed to develop their best mind and a love of learning. 

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