About Us


Students recite the RBA Champion Pledge every morning to start their day.

About Us

Ronald Brown Academy provides a premier learning experience for students on Detroit’s east side. We offer an integrated curriculum with a strong emphasis on science, mathematics, technology and the arts for grades PreK-8.  Students have access to multiple computer labs, tablet carts, and most classrooms are equipped with SMART boards or tables. With the hands-on learning approach modeled in every classroom, Ronald Brown Academy is able to engage students in all subject areas to ensure they enjoy learning.

Our Mission

The mission of Ronald Brown Academy, a premier child-focused learning center, is to ensure that all children are nurtured, have a strong academic background, develop a passion for learning, and become productive citizens through an integrated curriculum of enrichment activities, fine and performing arts, and technology in a data-driven environment, with assistance from parents, community, and business partnerships.

Extra-Curricular and Enrichment Activities

Student Council, Service Learning Projects, Gardening Club, Technology, S.T.E.A.M., Safety Patrol, Art Club, Manhood, Exercise Club, Girls Club, Photography Club, History Detectives, Title 1 Tutoring, 21st CCLC, Current Events Club, Poetry Club, Sewing/Knitting Club

Parent & Community Offerings

Ronald Brown has an active Title I Parent Advisory Council on Student Achievement (PACSA) that hosts monthly meetings and parent workshops as well as an end-of-the-year parent field trip.  We are also a 21st Century Community Learning Center. We host a monthly “Brainstorming with Brown” session and organize numerous community and neighborhood involvement activities.

Dress Code

Blue or black pants with white or yellow shirts.

School Hours

 Start  Dismissal Half Day
 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  7:30 2:40 10:45
 Wednesday 7:30 1:50

Partnerships & Recognitions

Ronald Brown Academy currently has business partnerships with Cranbrook Institute of Science, Belle Isle Nature Zoo, Saint John Providence Hospital, Impact Church, and Gleaners Food Bank. We have been recognized as a NASA Explorer School, a Michigan Green School,  Fruit Tree 101 School Orchard program participant, and a Go Green Challenge Winning school.

Commitment to College Success

Ronald Brown Academy is dedicated to guiding students towards a college-bound path.  The staff members are committed to providing the support, resources, activities and opportunities to help all students maximize their potential and visualize their long term goals and successes post high school.