There is something sacred about being human. Something precious and amazing. A good education will lean into the natural wonder and curiosity already alive inside of children. At Charlotte Mason Community School, we seek to do just that. In the engaging materials used and the methods employed, our diverse group of students develop a love for learning, not just so they can pass a test, but also that they might realize their full and unique potential in this world. They deserve nothing less.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 92 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,900
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Charlotte Mason Community School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
2002

Student Body

Total Students
92 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Charlotte Mason Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(No uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial assistance is available. We work very hard to make sure our school is available to everyone.
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%

School Notes

In light of God's love for all of us, we believe:
  • that relationships are the foundation of education (Small Class Sizes)
  • that the pursuit of knowledge should be natural, compelling, and enjoyable (Philosophy of Learning)
  • that in a nurturing environment any child can reach their potential (Environment)
  • that a diverse environment and the implementation of restorative practices foster empathy for all people (Value of Diversity)
  • that it`s better for everyone when everyone belongs (Embracing Differences)

Charlotte Mason, a British educator, viewed education as a science of relationships: relationships to God, to man (including ourselves) and to the world.The curriculum offered at CMCS  encourages children to develop relationships with the world around them through numerous hands-on experiences.

Ms. Mason's methods call for using great literature as a means of putting children in touch with great minds and fine and performing arts to cultivate creativity and an appreciation for the diversity of artistic contribution in the world. 

Outdoor play and nature study are part of the curriculum, both of which have been proven to enhance educational success.

Our goal is make phenomenal growth possible for every Detroit student that comes through our door, helping them to reach their full and unique potential.  
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Great teaching school. Work with students at their stage.
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5  
My son loves this school (and so do we)!There are so many benefits to this school: small class sizes, teachers who meet each student where they are at, a focus on well-rounded education, just to name a few. But what I really love about this school is that it`s a community of people who are all dedicated to raising great kids, inside and out. When I send my son to school, I know he is surrounded by people who strive to make him the best person he can be.
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5  
As a parent of three daughters living in Detroit, there is no other school I would want to send my girls to. Facilities, teachers, administration, school philosophy, safe environment, parent involvement...this school has it all and they work incredibly hard to make the school available to every Detroit kid. An amazing place for a child to learn and grow.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 92 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,900
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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