19701 Wyoming, Detroit MI, 48221-1519

Phone: (313) 494-7000 • Fax: (313) 494-8811

Principal: David Bailey

Official School Web Site

About Us

A Gifted & Talented Magnet School Attracting the Best and Brightest

Bates Academy is one of the flagship schools in Detroit Public Schools Community District and has attracted the best and the brightest students in the city. At Bates, the goal is to accelerate student performance by providing rigorous instruction and enriching learning opportunities that appeal to a variety of learning styles and preferences. Bates has a MDE Achievement Gap Percentile Rank of 92 and is known for excellent academics, building its rich heritage since 1981. Bates Academy is an application school for high-performing and gifted students, serving grades Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade.


  • Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP)
  • Accelerated Reading/Math and Academic Games
  • Science Clubs, Math Competition, STEAM Program
  • Literature Club and Battle of the Books
  • Nearly $3 million in school renovations
  • Music, Art, Sports, National Junior Honors Society
  • Michigan First Student Banking


Bell Schedule

Morning Afternoon
8:30 AM 3:40 PM