•    Palmer Park Preparatory Academy


    Welcome to Palmer Park Preparatory Academy’s Webpage.  Please take a moment to explore the information we have provided for you on our school website.  Palmer Park Preparatory Academy is located in the heart of the University District on the Westside of Detroit.  We have approximately 450 students in grades K-8. Our special programs include three Montessori classrooms in grades PreK-2nd that also offer a before and after school program.   

    Our students are the major focus of our professional learning community. The Detroit Public Schools Community District and P3A take great pride in our academic excellence. Differentiated instruction is the center of our instructional practices. It involves "using a variety of teaching materials, strategies and techniques based upon the learner’s current instructional level, interests, aptitudes and abilities in order to bring about desired expectations and preferred learning results.   Our teachers also believe in engaging students in hands-on learning activities, and digital learning. 

    Palmer Park Preparatory Academy has two computer Labs and multiple computers carts for teachers classrooms which are integral parts of our instructional program.  

    Our parents are very active and provide much support and volunteer time for students and staff. Our very active PTA supports school through volunteer work, and special events. Some of our annual special events include a Literacy, Math and Science Night.  

    Academic Programs

    • MyOn Reading Library                               
    • EL Reading 
    • Spelling 
    • Math Bee
    • iREADY Reading and Math 
    • Science Fair   
    • Eureka Math
    • Edulastic                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Our Extracurricular Activity Programs

    • Robtics
    • Academic games
    • Boys and Girls Basketball
    • Chess


    • WrapAround Student Services
    • Attendance Agent
    • DHS Social Worker 
    • Dean of Culture
    • Culture Facilitator
    • School Counselor
    • Psychologist
    • Speech Pathologist
    • School Nurse
    • School Social Workers
    • Positive Behavior Intervention Support
    • Multi-Tiered System Support

Contact Us


    • Montessori
    • Robotics
    • Basketball
    • Garden Program
    • Academic Games

Quick Facts

  • Pre-K - 8th Grades Served
  • Yes Application Required
  • 9:00am - 4:10pm Bell Schedule
  • Yes Uniforms
  • Yes Transportation
  • 410 Students Enrollment