See how we go beyond curriculum mandates by offering Arabic education, after school programs, tutoring, and more!

About Central Academy

Our academy is placed in diversely rich, international communities with aspirations of a better future for themselves, and their children, via education and support.


Central Academy’s curriculum will be sufficiently broad to allow students the opportunity to study a range of subjects including: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Arabic Language, Science, Social Studies, PE, Technology, Art and Music.

What We Offer

Central Academy is a multicultural, public school focused on educating the whole child in a nurturing environment. All students are guaranteed a safe, secure and orderly environment and have the opportunity to develop, learn, and achieve their own individual excellence.

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Central Academy offers Arabic as world language for all grades.

Student Life

Students can participate in athletics, student clubs and robotics clubs!


We offer GSRP Pre-K and K-12

Academy Resources

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Our Location

2459 S. Industrial Highway 48104

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Why Choose Our Academy

Central Academy offers a safe learning environment that fosters community and excellence when it comes to your child’s education. We take pride in our many accomplishments and mission to excel students so that they are prepared for a bright future. As an PYP IB World School, our Academy aims to challenge students on a global scale. We offer a character education program that we believe is essential for their success in both their personal and academic lives.

College Readiness

Focused on the individual learning needs of each child.

Positive Learning Environment

100% of our students enroll in a higher education institution.


All students receive a Chromebook and access to online learning tools.

Highly Qualified Staff

About Our Principal

Dr. Luay Shalabi, Principal

Dr. Luay Shalabi earned his MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Eastern Michigan University and doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Wayne State University focusing on bilingual and bicultural education. He has been in the field of education since 1981 when he started teaching English as a foreign language overseas.

He has a wide experience and a great passion in the field of bilingual bicultural education. Dr. Shalabi joined the founders of Central Academy, the first of all GEE schools, even before the school started its operation in 1996.

About Our K-5 Principal

Nahla Attar, Principal

I have been part of the Central family for the past thirteen years. I started as a 3rd grade teacher and prior to that I taught 2nd grade for four years. I graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a Master’s degree in Education and a Certificate in Elementary Education. In addition, I received my certification in administration and became the administrator for the elementary building for the past eight years. This year, I'm honored to have a new role as the K-5 principal. I have been in the field of education for more than eighteen years.

I am very excited to be working with you and with your child this school year. I will do my best to ensure that each student has a motivating and safe learning experience at Central. I feel that good communication between the school and parents is important, also I greatly encourage you to be as active as your schedule allows in your child’s education. You are always welcome to come into the classroom for activities or lunch. Due to Covid restrictions, this needs to be by appointment only.

If at any time you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.

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