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We are MacDowell
Mustangs Scholars are M.I.G.H.T.Y!
The mission of MacDowell Preparatory Academy is to instill in its scholars the skill and will to prepare them for success in college and in life.
MPA scholars maximize their potential and achieve success in every area of their lives.
Our scholars come to school excited about their future and own their own learning. They will maximize their potential and achieve success in every area of their lives.
Our faculty is passionate, knowledgeable and accountable for creating an environment where scholars enthusiastically learn.
Our parents, guardians, and community are actively supporting our children’s dreams and the work of our school.
In providing a quality education for all students.
Each student is important and valued.
Every child needs structure and guidance.
In transparency and integrity.
In providing leadersihp opportunities for staff and students.
In fostering good healthy reciprocal relationships.
In student, school, and community engagement.
In providing an environment where the whole child is supported and feels comfortable and able to open up.
Our team is dedicated to providing a world-class education to empower our scholars and help them make their dreams a reality.
Caring, Neighborhood School
Over 90% of our scholars live within a 1.5 mile radius of the school. This, along with right-sized enrollment and manageable class sizes, creates a close-knit community where scholars feel safe and are able to develop meaningful relationships with adults.
The importance of a college
education is rapidly increasing in the 21st-century. As part of our enduring
commitment to creating opportunities for our students, we offer a college prep
curriculum and a clear path to college through our network of schools.
Academics - A holistic approach
Of course, the academic skills necessary to succeed are central to our program, We also prioritize a holistic approach to learning by purposefully integrating character development and cultivating a scholars sense of self. Each aspect is critical to developing happy, stable and successful human beings.
During the school day, we offer music and dance classes as part of our core curriculum, and we partner with community organizations to offer after-school enrichment and athletic programming such as RacquetUp Detroit. At MacDowell, scholars receive rigorous academic content and opportunities to cultivate their unique passions.
Life can be hectic, and it is made more difficult when a parent must walk or drive their scholar to school on a daily basis. MacDowell families have access to worry-free bus transportation to and from school each day free of charge.