Edward 'Duke' Ellington Conservatory of Music & Art at Beckham Academy

9860 Park Drive, Detroit MI, 48213

Phone: (313) 852-8500 • Fax: (313) 852-8511

Principal: Kimberly Pierce

About Us

Edward Duke Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art at Beckham is a Pre-K–8 school that offers a unique, well-rounded curriculum of fine and performing arts balanced by a strong emphasis on academic achievement. Home of the DUKES: Dedicated, Unique, Knowledgeable, Excellent Students!


  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Detroit 100 Composite Squadron
  • US Navy Sea Perch
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Essay and Oratorical Contests
  • NBA Math Basketball Hoops
  • School Garden Program

Wraparound Services

  • After-school tutoring
  • 21st Century Program
  • Student Council

Athletics and Activities

  • Boys and girls basketball
  • Student Government
  • Glee Club
  • Jazz, Band
  • Strings
  • Vocal Music
  • Fine and Performing Arts


  • Detroit Jazz Festival
  • Chamber Music Society of Detroit
  • Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association
  • Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Michigan School Vocal Association
  • Impact Church
  • Educators Optimist Club of Detroit
  • MGM Grand Casino and Hotel
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • PNC Grow-Up Great
  • Detroit Opera House
  • Wayne State Performing Arts Department
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • YMCA

Bell Schedule

Morning Afternoon
7:30 AM 2:40 PM