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  • Fall 2023 Admissions 

    Detroit Public Schools Community District offers a variety of specialty, application-based schools and programs that offer students unique learning experiences. Offerings include Gifted and TalentedForeign Language Immersion, Aviation, Science and Medicine, Fine and Performing Arts, African-Centered EducationSingle-Gender Education and moreStudents who attend our Application Schools excel in critical and creative thinking and thrive in settings where they can explore their passions.  

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  • Montessori Pre-K is Full  

    Due to the high number of applications for Montessori Pre-K during Round 1, Feb. 6-26, 2023, we are no longer accepting applications. All seats have been filled and waitlists are in effect.
    The District is currently accepting applications for its non-Montessori pre-K classrooms. To learn more, please visit our Great Start Readiness Program web site.

    Waitlists in Effect

    The following schools/grade levels are full and accepting applicants for waitlist spots. There may be movement on the waitlists, so we encourage applicants to apply by the end of Round 3, which concludes on April 30, 2023.

    Edison: Pre-K and Kindergarten
    Edmonson: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 4th, 5th and 6th grades
    Palmer Park: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd grade

    Exam Schools
    Academy of the Americas: 5th grade
    Bates: 1st and 2nd grade
    Chrysler: grades 1-3
    FLICS: 6th grade
    The School at Marygrove: Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd grades


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  • Applications are open for Fall 2023!

    See "How to Apply" below for information on Clippert Middle School, Detroit School of Arts and more. 

    Some schools' application processes have changed, so please carefully review this website for details on how to apply. 

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