Program for the Gifted and Talented

  • Bates Academy is committed to maintaining a safe, respectful, and positive learning environment. Our core mission is to foster high levels of instruction and learning, with the ultimate goal being HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND SUPERIOR CITIZENSHIP. Teachers, students, and parents share the responsibility to achieve this mission.
    Our vision is to prepare students to compete successfully in a global environment that is supported by the opportunities and educational challenges inherent in the Bates Academy academic program. The vision and mission drive the achievement at Bates.
    Detroit Public Schools major goal is to guarantee that all children reach their fullest potential. This includes equitable opportunities for students' academic achievement. Bates Academy's vision is aligned with the Detroit Public School goal as we provide a varied, differentiated curriculum to students whose needs are different from those in a regular classroom setting.
    Our philosophy, which advocates that exceptional students require a different curriculum, creates a child-focused learning environment whereby all students, their parents, the professional staff and administration become partners working together for total success.


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Contact Us


    • Orchestra
    • Robotics
    • Academic Games
    • Accelerated Reading & Mathematics (NEW)
    • National Junior Honor Society
    • Journalism/Yearbook
    • Marching Band
    • STEM Courses
    • Advanced Art
    • Spanish
    • Lawyers Club

Quick Facts

  • PreK - 8th Grades Served
  • Yes Application Required
  • 8:30 am - 3:40 pm Bell Schedule
  • Yes Uniforms
  • Yes Transportation
  • 732 Students Enrollment