Arden Park


Featuring more than 90 homes on two streets (Arden Park and East Boston Boulevard), the Arden Park East Boston Historic District is located between Woodward and Oakland avenues east of Boston-Edison. Originally called the McLaughlin and Owen's Subdivision, the development was platted on June 1, 1892 by Joseph R. McLaughlin and Edmund J. Owen. During the subsequent 18 years, the subdivision changed hands twice before being purchased by prominent Detroit real estate developer Max Broock in 1910. The subdivision quickly became an exclusive residential area for many of Detroit's newest entrepreneurs, including Frederic Fisher, John Dodge, Clayton and Albert Grinnell, Willard Pardridge, J.L. Hudson and Stanley Kresge Jr. Beginning in 1940, the area attracted several prominent black professionals including Dr. Haley Bell, John R. Williams, Charles Diggs Sr., Dr. Dewitt Burton and Eugene Collins, a Ford Motor Co. engineer. The district received historic designation in May 1981. Today, the district is a diverse and racially mixed group of homeowners who are actively engaged in maintaining and restoring the neighborhood's vintage homes.

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Barack Obama Leadership Academy

10800 East Canfield St.
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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -5th
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Enrollment 391 Students
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Type Of School Charter
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Start/End Time 8:30 am - 3:45 pm
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Before/After Care Yes/Yes
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Uniform Yes
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Accepting New Students No arrow_downward See below
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Student/Teacher Ratio 22:1

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How to Apply

Points of pride

Leader In Me School
African Centered Approach


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Ms. Cha-Rhonda Edgerson

Cha-Rhonda Edgerson is the Co-Principal of Barack Obama Leadership Academy. While receiving her formal training at the Universities, Cha-Rhonda acquired knowledge through her courses in school improvement systems, as well as experience in summative, formative and interim assessments and student data analysis.

Management Company

A Member of the Detroit Public Schools Community District Community

Location & Contact

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10800 East Canfield St.
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13138236000
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Bell Times

08:30 am - 03:45 pm

08:00 am - 02:00 pm (Friday)


Yes, Transportation is Provided

Transportation is provided to all areas on the Eastside of Detroit

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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 391
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Application Required Yes
Application Priorities N/A
Enrollment Instructions

There is an application on our website. Call 313-823-6000 for more information.

Academics & Activities


The Academy’s K-8 curriculum is aligned to the CCSS. The academy’s curriculum focuses on the core content areas in ELA, math, science, and social studies. We utilize the Curriculum Crafter 3.0 Tool (CCT) to create a comprehensive scope and sequence, as well as rigorous units and lessons for all K-8 units of study.

Support Programs

Top Activities

Track and Field won 1st place
3rd-5th grade Basketball won 2nd Place

Top Activities
Leadership and Mentoring
Student Government
Student Clubs

Academic Offerings

Academic Offerings
Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Homework help
Computer lab
Field Trips


Is there a parent advisory council?


Parents Are Teachers Too (P.A.T.T) is BOLA's parent organization that meets monthly. This advisory group helps in every facet of the school.


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School Safety Culture

BOLA uses Restorative Practices when dealing with discipline. We also abide by our bullying policy.