The Y Detroit Innovation Academy is a public charter school funded through State School Aid. As an alternative to the Detroit Public School system, parents do not pay tuition for their children to attend our charter school.

Students Served by YDIA

The Y Detroit Innovation Academy educates students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

How to Apply for Admission

Y Detroit Innovation Academy is currently accepting applications for Kindergarten through 5th grade.

To apply for admission to the YMCA Detroit Innovation Academy, please download an application. Once your application is complete, either:

1. Drop it off at school

Applications can be left at the main office of the Detroit Innovation Academy, located inside New Providence Baptist Church at:
18211 Plymouth Rd.
Detroit, MI 48228

2. Drop it off at your local YMCA

YMCA staff can collect your completed application at the front desk. To find out which YMCA is nearest you, please click here.

3. Mail it to the following address:

New Providence Baptist Church
Attn: Detroit Innovation Academy
18211 Plymouth Rd.
Detroit, MI 48228

4. Fax it to 313-397-8199, our school office

An open lottery process will be used if the number of applicants exceeds capacity.


We are pleased to answer any questions about our school.