multicultural academy

Small classes,Tuition-free, Active parent support, Grades Pre-K through 8th grade, After-school care and tutoring programs
No cost bus transportation.

Educational team bios

Elizabeth Parks - Principal

Elizabeth Parks has over 16 years experience in charter schools, and over 20 year experience as an educator.  She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, where she earned her Master’s of Arts degree in Educational Leadership, her Elementary Certification, and her Bachelors of Science Degree.  Ms. Parks also has a Master’s in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College.  She has administrative experience as a Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Dean of Academia K-8, K-1 Building Leader, and Interim Assistant Principal.  She was the Teacher of the Year during the 2004-2005 school year for the Detroit Area PTSA.  Ms. Parks also was a Lead Teacher, Mentor Teacher, and served on many committees including the School Improvement Team, The Board Education Committee, and the New Teacher Induction Design Team.









School Facilities


In the beginning

Multicultural Academy is a culturally rich school centrally located in the close-knit community of Ann Arbor. Multicultural Academy opened in 2004 with a K-5 multi age program as well as a 6-8 program.  

the growing years

This approach recognizes that learning occurs along a continuum with students progressing at varying rates. This structure also provides extra flexibility to meet the learning and social needs of our students. The faculty, administration and the MA Community work closely together to provide a balanced, well-structured educational program. As a learning community, we strive to ensure that all students are actively engaged in quality learning where students feel welcome, respected and safe, and where parents know their children will be educated and loved.