Japhet School

Japhet School is an award-winning independent school in the Metro Detroit area.
Japhet School's mission is to nurture and prepare each child for life by integrating character education with a strong academic program.
Japhet teachers see every child as a student with unlimited potential.
Dedicated educators lead small classes, where students feel comfortable to share their voices and excel.
In addition to academic excellence, Japhet's character education model develops the skills needed for public speaking, leadership roles, and conflict resolution.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Association of Independent Michigan Schools (AIMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1973

Student Body

Total Students45 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Japhet School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform on Mondays only)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,000
Tuition NotesTuition is payable in one, two, or 10 payments through the school year.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Admissions DirectorRobin Pospisil

School Notes

  • Serving students from preschool through 8th grade, Japhet's small classrooms enable teachers to challenge students and get to know each child well, with integrated technology, hands-on learning, and individual and collaborative projects. At every age, leadership skills are developed and practiced. The school has a unique focus on oral communication, giving students confidence in sharing their voice. A national award-winning character education curriculum builds a peaceful community and gives graduates an ethical foundation.Families come to Japhet for many reasons. Some are drawn to its emphasis on character education and to its peaceful school environment. Many seek a challenging curriculum not restricted by age or grade. Others come for an affordable and nurturing private school, without the teaching of a specific faith. All families benefit from Japhet teachers' ability to see the unlimited potential in every child. Call to schedule a personal tour.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Both my son and daughter graduated from Japhet School and had a very happy, engaged education. They formed relationships with their teachers which served them extremely well in high school. Japhet School is in every way a community setting, and the children are there to learn. Teachers see themselves as true partners and expect the best from every student. The student body is more diverse than the public schools in the Royal Oak area -- Japhet seems to attract families from all over. My wife and I are very pleased with our decision to send our children there and we highly recommend it for anyone looking for a school that is progressive and has high expectations of students both academically and in their expression of character. Well done, Japhet.
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We are beyond pleased with our son's first year at Japhet. The Character education and small class sizes are what attracted us to the school and they exceeded all our expectations. He is very well prepared to enter into kindergarten. When we were looking for a preschool we were so disappointed in what we found. Lots of schools offered fun play and activities but no other offered those along with academics and conflict resolution like Japhet. To say that the preschool offers fun play & activities is actually an understatement. The whole atmosphere is highly creative, educates while fostering imagination and wonder. We considered holding our son back a year simply because he loved the program that much. There were several opportunities for parents to be involved in the classroom and the school offered many special family fun nights for those who could not make it during the day. The students, from pre-k-8th, are so open, kind, and emotionally intelligent. We are very proud to have our son attend Japhet.
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