Enrolment is now open for pre-K through 6th grade students for a new charter school that will start to operate in Oak Park in early September.
The charter school, named Frederick Douglass International Academy, will replace the old John Dewey Elementary School building located at 21700 Marlow in Oak Park.
The school administration said they are spending $2.5 million in the first phase re-establish the former elementary school.
The new school is being managed by Harper Woods-based Hanley Harper Group Inc. that claims to offer “a rigorous education in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies”. The group says its schools have adopted Michigan’s Model for Health Curriculum and the award-winning Exemplary Physical Education Curriculum.