Y Detroit Academy

Educating Leaders, Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Our students are engaged in powerful learning experiences that are engaging, rigorous, relevant and reflective because highly qualified and passionate teachers build meaningful relationships with their students to encourage a passion for learning.

Y Detroit Academies support the whole child—mind, body and spirit—and provide a strong foundation for college success.


DLA District

The Detroit Leadership Academy (DLA) District includes the DLA Elementary and DLA High Schools.

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DLA Elementary

DLA Elementary educates children from Pre-K through 8th grade, before they move to the High School.

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DLA High

Our High School educates 9th and 10th grade students. DLA will expand to grades 11 and 12 within two years.

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DIA Elementary

DIA Elementary educates children from Kintergarten through 7th grade.

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Our Mission

The mission of each YMCA Detroit Academy is to provide a stimulating and supportive environment that empowers students to achieve their greatest potential and to be leaders in the community.