The Y Detroit Leadership 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 YDLA
Y Detroit Leadership Academy educates students in Kindergarten through 9th Grade.
How to Apply for Admission
Y Detroit Leadership Academy is currently accepting applications for Kindergarten through 9th grade.
To apply for admission to the YMCA Detroit Leadership 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 YMCA Detroit Leadership Academy.
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:
YMCA Detroit Leadership Academy
Detroit, MI 48223
4. Fax it to 313-242-1527, 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. For more information, please contact our Principal, Julian A. Roper, at 313-242-1500.