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 eastside. We offer an integrated curriculum with a strong emphasis on science, mathematics, technology and Mandarin Chinese for grades PreK-6.  The students have access to multiple computer labs, tablet carts, and classrooms are equipped with SMART boards or tables. With the hands-on learning approach modeled in every classroom, Ronald Brown Academy is able to intrigue students in all subject areas to ensure they enjoy learning.

Our Mission

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

Extra-Curricular and Enrichment Activities

Advanced Classes, Junior Beta Club, Service Learning Projects, Mandarin Chinese, Gardening, Technology, Fiber Arts, Jewelry,  S.T.E.A.M.,  Safety Patrol, Art, Manhood, Mad Scientists, Exercise & Girls 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 a 21st Century Community Learning Center and have onsite representatives from Communities in Schools. We host a monthly Tea with Principal Tait 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, Bell 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.