Check out this great Middle Cities Education Association member - Southfield Public Schools

September 26, 2018

Southfield Public Schools is one of 28 school districts located in Oakland County, Michigan, one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. The Southfield and Lathrup Village communities are a blend of suburban and urban landscapes - wooded subdivisions with large ranch-style homes, working-class subdivisions with smaller homes on small lots, strip malls, high-rise apartments, and towering business complexes. The business environment of the City of Southfield is strong with over 100 Fortune 500 companies represented (several of which maintain worldwide headquarters in Southfield), and during the day the population of Southfield swells from a residential population of 73,100 to a workforce population in excess of 175,000.


Southfield Public Schools offers a robust college-prep curriculum, integrated with exceptional programs to help cultivate each student's unique abilities.

  • A comprehensive high school, Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology, with career-focused academies that help prepare students for specific industries.

  • An examination high school, University High School Academy, which offers a small private school setting and requires all students to take honors and AP classes.

  • A nationally accredited early childhood Head Start Program.

  • Advanced Placement preparation programs and enrichment activities starting in elementary school. 

  • International Baccalaureate Programme starting in kindergarten through 12th grade.

  • A bilingual magnet school where students speak 31 languages from 31 countries around the world.

  • Saturday school enrichment and academics classes covering mathematics, foreign languages, electives and more.

  • A dual enrollment program that allows students to earn high school and college credits for courses taken at University of Michigan-Dearborn, Wayne State University and Oakland Community College, with all costs covered by the district.

  • Spanish, art, music and physical education classes in the elementary schools.

  • Support services in speech pathology, social work and psychology.

  • Full high school athletics and music programs.


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