Education Guide

. February 3, 2014.
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Ann Arbor Christian School

5500 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor
734-741-4948 • annarborchristian.org

Established in 1991, Ann Arbor Christian School provides a rich education centered on the Christian faith to students from preschool to grade eight. The school is founded on principles that excel in academics and a deep commitment to the Christian faith, and a partnership with families is essential in raising children of strong character and moral integrity. Graduates are distinguished by their intelligence, character, and winsome witness of Biblical values to the world.

Bricks 4 Kidz

bricks4kidz.com/michigan-annarbor-dexter/pre-school-classes

Bricks 4 Kidz® offers STEM-principled educational play activities for children ages 3-13+, where they learn, build and play with LEGO® Bricks. Bricks 4 Kidz® programs are built around proprietary model plans designed by engineers and architects with exciting themes such as space, construction and amusement parks that provide building blocks for educational play. The programs are led by trained Bricks 4 Kidz® teachers and include after-school enrichment classes, summer camps, preschool classes, robotics classes and birthday parties that provide a safe, relaxed learning environment, where initiative is invited and self-expression is celebrated.

Logan Wolfe, Kindergartener, Pittsfield Elementary
“I want gym every day. I think having a race track in my room would be cool, but only if it was big.  More snacks and I really love lots of quiet choice times with trains.”

Calvary Christian Academy

1007 Ecorse Rd., Ypsilanti 
734-482-1990 ext. 222 • ccacougars.org

Calvary Christian Academy has been partnering with Christian families since 1972.  We are a K–12 learning community located in Ypsilanti. We offer a traditional educational program in an environment focused on connecting faith and learning. Each of our students is known and appreciated for the person that God created them to be.  We would love to have you drop in on a Welcome Wednesday to see what sets CCA apart.

College Nannies & Tutors‚Äč

3907 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor
734-761-8393 • collegenanniesandtutors.com

SUPER SITTERS: With full-time and on-call nannies who also tutor, parents come home to fed children and finished homework, leaving quality time to spend together, says owner Sharon Ragland-Keys.

MANNIES: Male nannies are available, especially for families with all boys.

EMERGENCY TUTORING: “If a student has an exam tomorrow, and needs to brush up on math or whatever subject it is, we can help them,” Ragland-Keys says.

COLLEGE PREP: Besides one-on-one tutoring provided at their location, free monthly ACT and SAT practice tests are offered. “That’s the way we give back to our community, by analyzing it and making recommendations at no charge,” Ragland-Keys says.

Daycroft Montessori School

Preprimary Campus (Preschool and Kindergarten)
100 E. Oakbrook Dr., Ann Arbor • 734-930-0333
Elementary Campus (K-6)
1095 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor
734-662-3335 • daycroft.org

Daycroft offers preschool, full-day or half-day kindergarten, Young 5, elementary through grade 6, before-school and after-school care, summer camp programs, and after-school enrichment. In a caring and culturally diverse environment, Daycroft blends student-centered Montessori methods with traditional and progressive education. Two full-time teachers in every Daycroft classroom keep student-to-teacher ratios low.

Emilia Pokryfke, 1st grader, Abbot Elementary School
“A perfect school is 10 playgrounds, and having a rainbow-colored building. Being able to answer all of the math problems by just reading the directions, not having the teacher help.”

Dexter Community Schools

7144 Ann Arbor Street, Dexter
734-424-4100 • dexterschools.org

VISION:  Champion Learning:  Develop, Educate, and Inspire!
Dexter Community Schools serves the Dexter Community through a comprehensive program starting in Preschool through High School. Dexter High School is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the IB Diploma Programme along with a comprehensive Advanced Placement Program. Mill Creek Middle School was named one of the top schools in Michigan by the Michigan Department of Education. DCS offers early childhood and elementary programs that are comprehensive, age and developmentally appropriate.

Dynamic Tutoring Service

5891 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti
734-434-1228 • dynamictutoringservice.com

At Dynamic Tutoring, we work one-on-one with students from the ages of 3 to 78.  We can assist students with school work, test-taking and study skills.  We also provide remediation for those students that are struggling in school.  We work with students that have challenges with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, and language processing.  We have been unlocking learning potential in our students in the Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor area for 35 years.

Sylvie Isaac, Sophomore, Skyline High School
“My ideal school would include a classroom for every teacher, so no teachers have to share a room. There would be many AC and AP classes offered, and students would be encouraged to take as much as possible.”

Early Learning Center Preschool

3070 Redwood Dr., Ann Arbor
734-973-7722 • elcpreschool.com

PHILOSOPHY: Learning through a play-based curriculum gives kids structure and encourages maximum expression.

WHAT’S UNIQUE? The NAEYC accredited school is a traditional half-day preschool program, not a daycare or co-op. They are run by a parent board of volunteers so families have an active role in decision making in the program.

WHO THRIVES? “We’re ideal for parents who like their children home for lunchtime and naps,” says teacher Marciah Boerema.

WALKING THE WALK: Each classroom is composed of two teachers with bachelors in education who team teach and work together to make sure that each child is getting a well-rounded preschool experience.

Dan Lee, Junior, Skyline High School
“Students would be offered an expanse of intriguing courses that encompass their broad interests. Dedicated educators would teach with a passion that inspires students to pursue success through higher learning.”

Great Lakes Zoological Society

6885 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor
734-332-1628 • glzszoo.org

Bring Life Science to LIFE at the Great Lakes Zoological Society (GLZS). Connect students with animals and nature through presentations featuring reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. We offer programs for schools, scouts, homeschool groups and camps. Choose from grade-specific topics or work with our education coordinator for customized programming. Our presentations and activities meet the Michigan science Grade Level Content Expectations for all ages. Topics covered at GLZS include conservation, biology, animal behavior and much more.

Little Lamb Nursery & Kindergarten

2794 Packard St., Ann Arbor
734-971-4811 •littlelambnursery.org

Little Lamb Nursery exists to give parents a Christian alternative for their child’s earliest learning programs. Our staff wants to help the children to grow in their friendship with God and others, teach them to think and explore, question, help them be life-long learners, and empower them to reach their full potential.  Lead teachers have degrees in Early Childhood Education & continually assess their student’s progress on milestones of development.  Open year-round, M-F from 7am-6pm.

Saline Cooperative Preschool

6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline
(734) 429-0685 • salinecoop.org

As a co-op, members are directly involved in their child’s education. Highlights include an enhanced educational experience, affordable prices, and membership in a vibrant community. Ms Bonnie, voted Favorite Teacher 2013 by Ann Arbor Family, leads a play-based learning curriculum for 3-5 year olds ($100-$267/month). A Saline tradition since 1957!

St. Francis of Assisi

Catholic School
2270 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor
734-821-2200 • stfrancisa2.com/school-community

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is a faith-based school serving preschool through eighth grade students. St. Francis School is located in Ann Arbor and is Washtenaw County’s largest Catholic elementary school. St. Francis of Assisi has provided an outstanding, affordable, co-educational elementary school program since 1951. We serve families from Ann Arbor, Belleville, Dexter, Dundee, Manchester, Milan, Saline, South Lyon, and Ypsilanti. For more information or tours, please contact St. Francis School at 734-821-2200 or school@stfrancisaa.org.