Be a part of the KIPP Detroit experience and enroll your child today. Now accepting Enrollment Interest Forms for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade for the 2024-25 school year!


Enrollment Process

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We have assembled a team that loves their job. Your child will be greeted by a joyous adult at 7:50am each morning. A grab-and-go breakfast will be available to all students every day. Students will begin their day with a community circle, followed by a classroom morning meeting. The day continues with instruction in reading, math, science, social studies, and physical education. Students will have a daily lunch and recess block as well as other opportunities to socialize and collaborate with classmates. Students will dismiss at 4:00pm from Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, students will dismiss at 2:00pm. Yes, kids come to school to learn, but we also want your child to experience love and a feeling of belonging. Our experienced team will focus on academics but we will also infuse their day with humor, kindness, and love.

  • Two! In each Kindergarten room, we will have a state-certified lead teacher and a state-certified co-teacher

  • Our goal is that our kids are readers when they leave our kindergarten classrooms. Our approach to reading ensures that all students are strong readers, writers, and communicators so that they can learn, discover, and express themselves, and craft their future. KDIA’s math curriculum pushes students to think critically about mathematical concepts and apply those concepts to solve real world problems. Students will have opportunities to collaborate with classmates to justify their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others. Science instruction blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.

    The bulk of the kindergarten school day is spent in reading and math. Students will have science, social studies, recess, and physical education blocks as well, with the opportunity for various art activities infused throughout.

  • We believe every child walks through the doors of our school bearing gifts. And, at KIPP Detroit Public Schools, we seek to support those gifts and their academic skills.

    First and foremost, we build relationships with our kids. Our goal is to create a safe, loving, and nurturing environment where they feel seen and valued.

    We will come to know your child’s academic strengths and areas of growth through a set of assessments. Our teachers will be trained to look at those assessments and create a plan for your child. As our partner, we will ensure that you understand what is being assessed, what your child’s score means, and how we work together to ensure your child is growing.

  • No! As long as your student is currently enrolled and registered with KDIA, they will have a permanent spot through the 12th grade.

  • Students are selected via a random selection drawing. Families can complete an enrollment interest form here. Submitting an enrollment interest form adds your student to the enrollment lottery.

  • KIPP Detroit Imani Academy is a completely tuition-free school; there are no fees required to attend. Free breakfast and lunch will be available for all students daily. All students will receive their first uniform shirt for free, but additional shirts will be available for purchase. While we may ask for small contributions to support the costs of some field trips, no student will be prohibited from attending any field trip solely due to the inability to pay.

  • Breakfast and lunch will be available to all students daily at no cost.

  • Yes! All students must wear khaki bottoms, closed toed gym shoes, and a KIPP Detroit Imani Academy polo shirt. All students will receive their first polo shirt for free. Additional shirts can be purchased from the school. When the weather is cooler, KDIA sweatshirts will also be available for purchase from the school.