2018 Education Guide

. February 1, 2018.

There are so many ways to get schooled in Washtenaw County!
This guide will help you decide which school is the best fit for your child.

Educate, Inspire!

Dexter Community Schools

A creative and innovative approach to childhood education and an award-winning high school – that’s what parents can expect for their children when they enroll in Dexter Community Schools. Children aged six weeks to five years start at the Jenkins Early Childhood Learning Center, and then progress through a unique elementary school and middle school system that places students in buildings by age group, ensuring age-appropriate facilities and staff collaboration. Mill Creek Middle School, named a “School to Watch” by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle School Growth, prepares grades seven and eight for the rigors of high school. Dexter High School offers an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, numerous Advanced Placement courses, plus award-winning music, athletic, and extracurricular programs. The high school is also part of a consortium which provides career and technical training, as well as offering Washtenaw Community College dual enrollment in which students can earn college credit while still in high school. Dexter Community Schools is a limited School of Choice district.

with Faith

St. Paul Lutheran School
495 Earhart Road
420 West Liberty (Preschool and Infant Toddler House only)

Each child is a unique blessing, and St. Paul School in Ann Arbor wants to partner with you in discovering and developing your child’s exceptional gifts and talents. St. Paul opened its doors in 1964, and has been walking side by side with families ever since. The integrated curriculum will inspire your child with a combination of academic skills, music and fine arts, foreign language, technology and physical education. Your child will explore the individualized and rigorous academic program with caring, highly experienced, fully certified teachers who work with each learner one on one. St. Paul is proud to be accredited with the Michigan Association of Non-public Schools (MANS), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the National Lutheran Schools Association (NLSA). Open enrollment begins February 7, and availability is limited. Contact them today for a personal visit. Your family will experience the Christian love and values that are central to everything that they do at St. Paul. Their mission is to educate, equip and encourage students for tomorrow and eternity.

Faithful Learning

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
2270 E. Stadium Blvd.

St. Francis School is a Preschool-8th grade Catholic School in Ann Arbor. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School seeks to prepare children in mind and spirit during the most formative and vulnerable time of their lives so that they can live lives full of hope, joy and peace, no matter what challenges they meet. Each day presents opportunities for students to learn, care and lead in the classroom, at lunch and during recess. The St. Francis community strives to be a Christ-centered expression of the family of God.
As a mission of the parish, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School has been educating and empowering students to help them achieve their educational, social and spiritual goals for over 60 years. Current enrollment is at 422 students and the average class size is 22 students. They have an exceptional staff and strong faith-based program. If you are interested in Catholic education for your student, please email the school office at school@stfrancisaa.org.

Growing Leaders in Mind,
Body, & Spirit

All Saints Catholic School
48735 Warren Rd., Canton

All Saints Catholic School serves students in preschool through eighth grade.

Their mission is to grow leaders in mind, body, and spirit.

Mind. All Saints Catholic School is committed to academic excellence and infuses a coherent and content specific curriculum with the teachings of the Catholic Church. They provide their students with an educational experience that ignites a passion for lifetime learning. Their unique approach focuses on small class size, allowing teachers to know each student’s unique strengths and abilities. Students graduate with confidence, ready and able to take on the challenges of the 21st century and lead their peers by excellence and example.

Body. Their school is dedicated to the development of each child as a unique and individual gift from God. Students are encouraged to grow and develop their physical being through athletics and extracurricular activities that promote respect, responsibility, discipline, teamwork, and comradery. Through these various opportunities their students learn to honor their physical being and to grow as team leaders who are poised to take on the challenges of high school and beyond.

Spirit. All Saints Catholic School provides an environment that fosters love, compassion, and inquiry of spirit and faith. They strive to develop each child’s spirit, social, and moral responsibility, and instill the lifelong obligation of giving and service to others. Students grow in faith and understanding through the many different faith-based opportunities offered and their programs develop socially and morally responsible leaders who selflessly give back to their community and lead as Disciples of Christ who will one day change the world.

Personalized Education

Daycroft Montessori
Toddler-Preschool-K Campus
100 Oakbrook Dr.


K-8 Campus
1095 N. Zeeb Rd.


A Daycroft education provides a Montessori-inspired, student-centered learning environment that nurtures the whole child. The new Toddler Program provides a nurturing and challenging experience in a secure and orderly environment for
18-33 month-olds. Our Preschool offers a solid foundation with a five-day-per-week program with full or half day options. At the K-8 campus, the multi-age classrooms inspire students to be independent, motivated, curious, and joyful learners. Specials include art, music, Spanish, technology, and physical education. There are also a variety of afterschool enrichment offerings.