Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year opens on February 2, 2021. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the below form. You will be contacted within 5 business days by a member of our office team to discuss the next steps.
Click here to fill out the interest form.
Attention ALL MPA Families!
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We’re so excited to welcome you back to school! It is an honor to have the opportunity to educate the young people you have entrusted to us, and we are grateful and humbled that you’re a part of the MacDowell family.
I have a few important updates to provide you with, so please read this message in full:
Covid-19 Safety Protocols: We are, first and foremost, committed to the safety of our scholars and staff.
Arrival/Dismissal: The hours for the MacDowell school day are from 8:30 am-3:40 pm, EXCEPT Wednesdays. We have an abbreviated schedule each Wednesday, starting tomorrow (September 8, 2021), and those school hours are 8:30am-1:15 pm.
Staffing and Buses: In the spirit of transparency, it’s important that you’re aware that MacDowell is not immune to the nationwide school staff and bus driver shortages.
Please read this parent letter from Principal Dr. Terrance Scott regarding important school updates: https://5ad4cbba-8307-4798-83fd-163b282991a3.filesusr.com/ugd/3cea97_cca11241bbef4c1fb4a1281af4d5f3c6.pdf
The main office is currently open Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm
Please feel free to call first with any questions or concerns.
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The MacDowell Mustangs are
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.
MacDowell is a self-managed school 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.
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.
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.
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.
MacDowell Preparatory Academy
4201 Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48221
Tel: 313-494-8141 Fax: 313-494-8142
8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.