MacDowell Preparatory Academy is a free, public
K-8 school located in Northwest Detroit. 

MPA's Mission

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. We believe that all students can achieve at high levels and our passionate, effective teachers who ensure each scholar achieves success and is excited about their future.

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in learning more about our work. If you have any questions that we don't answer here, please feel free to contact us at info@macdowellprep.org.

At MacDowell we believe:

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 leadership 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 Mission Statement

The mission of MacDowell Preparatory Academy is to instill in our scholars the skill and will to prepare them for success in college and in life.

Our work is driven by our vision

MPA scholars will 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.

Our faculty are 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.


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