Office Address

8145 Puritan Detroit
Detroit , MI 48227

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FREE breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Bell Times

Start: 8:00 a.m.
End: 3:30 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 1:00 p.m.

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Social Connections


Bethune Elementary/Middle School is committed to inspiring students to achieve the highest standard of intellect and personal development through a stimulating and challenging curriculum. Within a respectful, caring and diverse environment, Bethune Elementary-Middle School is committed to instilling in each student a desire to learn to take appropriate risks and accept challenges. Bethune is committed to developing students who are resilient, adaptable, equipped with the knowledge, skills and disposition to continue their education and become interdependent, socially responsible leaders of the future. To learn more, check out Bethune’s school counselor website.

Bethune’s Vision:

B ethune parents, staff and students will work collaboratively to create an

E nvironment that promotes development of independent

T hinkers and educated life long learners

H ighly equipped with knowledge and

U nderstanding, to be globally competitive,

N ext generation college and work force ready in an

E nvironment that is safe and clean.

Academic Offerings:
  • Individualized lesson plans
  • Personal laptops
  • Project-based learning
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • After-school tutoring
  • S.T.E.M Lab and Tech Center
  • Free school supplies
  • Local college tours
  • Partnership with Marygrove College
  • Social/emotional support staff

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Boys & Girls Basketball and Volleyball
  • Cheerleading and Dance
  • Track and Softball teams
  • Student Council
  • Garden Club
  • Book Club
  • Girls To Women Mentoring Group
  • Boys To Men Mentoring Group
  • Youth soccer
  • Food Warriors
Vibrant Student Life:
  • Student Council
  • Chess, Poetry & Art Clubs
  • P.B.S. Club and actives
  • Motor City Makeover
  • African American Young Men of Promise
  • Peer mentorship program/community service
  • Milton Manufacturing/Pingree Farms internship
  • Robust summer programming

    Parent Groups and Alumni:

    • Parents as Partners
    • Dads Club/Moms club

    Academics (S.T.E.M)

    SMARTLabs are 21st century learning labs, equipped with a curriculum meant to engage learners of all abilities through hands-on, minds-on projects. Students explore the breadth of the curriculum through short, student-centered engagements that they select based on individual interests and abilities. The labs contain an extensive library of rigorous project-based lessons in 8 different discipline areas.


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    Clubs / Programs

    We offer a variety of extra curricular activities for our students to provide enrichment opportunities.
    Please visit our school to learn more about these exciting clubs.

    • Student Council
    • Robotics
    • Journalism
    • Film & Television

    Our school identifies the needs of our students and offers various programs.
    See the list below to identify a program that may work for you.

    • Great Start Preschool program

    • After School Tutoring

    • Empowerment Mondays

    • Science Fairs

    • Playworks

    • Center for Creative Studies Art Classes

    • School Book Fairs

    • Positive Behavior Programs

    • The 180 Program

    We offer a variety of music classes and programs for students. We understand this is an important program for their learning enrichment.
    See the list below of music classes that may interest your child.

    Our school partners with various community organizations to provide resources for families and the surrounding community.
    Please see the list below and visit our school to learn more about resources that are available.

    • Marygrove College

    • Fitzgerald Community Block Club

    • College Core Community Group

    • Urban Leadership Specialist

    • EduVation

    • Family Fun Day

    • Family Game Night

    • Curriculum Nights and Community Fairs

    • Ballroom and Hustle Classes

    • Bethune Resource Center

    • Pathways to Potential Counselor

    • Student Led Conferences


    Our competitive athletics program includes girls/boys basketball, girls/boys track and field and cheerleading.

    Track & Field