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Keidan Special Education Center

4441 Collingwood St.
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Quick facts

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Grades Served Kindergarten -8th
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Enrollment 119 Students
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Type Of School DPSCD
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Start/End Time 7:30 am - 2:40 pm
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Before/After Care No/No
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Uniform Yes
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Accepting New Students Yes arrow_downward See below
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Points of pride

Keidan Special Education Center is a PK-8th grade Center Based School that is committed to providing quality educational services to students with disabilities in a therapeutic learning environment.  We service students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Moderate Cognitive Impairments, Severe Cognitive Impairments, Severe Multiple Impairments, and Dual Diagnoses. We provide a wide variety of opportunities for students to participate in Community Based Instruction, Music Therapy, Adaptive Physical Education, Art, Dance, Choir, Daily Living Skills, Special Olympics, Gardening, Recycling, and Community Outreach Programs.


school leader
Dr. Adrima Caesar

Dr. Adrima Caesar has been with DPSCD since 2004 and became principal at Keidan Special Education Center in 2011. With a bachelor degree from Michigan State University, a master degree from University of Detroit-Mercy, and a doctorate degree from Capella University, Dr. Caesar is highly involved with work that looks to create opportunity and success. Dr. Caesar aims to create programs, such as community gardening, to leverage opportunities for all.

Location & Contact

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4441 Collingwood St.
Detroit, MI
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Phone Number +13138739400
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Bell Times

07:30 am - 02:40 pm


Yes, Transportation is Provided

Transportation provided for exceptional education students according to their IEP. For more details, please contact the Office of Exceptional Students Parents at Frederick Douglass Academy South Wing at 2001 W. Warren Suite 166, Detroit, MI 48208-2216 or call (313) 748-6499.

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Enrollment Details
Enrollment 119
Accepting New Students?

Yes - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Application Required No
Application Priorities N/A
Enrollment Instructions

To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Visit or call 313-240-4377 for more information.

Academics & Activities

Specialized Program

Exceptional Student Education

Support Programs

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OT/PT/Speech/Nurse/Orientation and Mobility Specialist/VI Consultant/HI Consultant, Special Olympics, Community based instruction/Field Trips, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Art/Adaptive P.E./Daily Living Skills

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Academic Offerings

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Math interventionist
Reading interventionist
Field Trips


Is there a parent advisory council?


DPSCD schools offer a variety of initiatives to support parents and increase parent involvement. This includes Parent-Teach Home Visits and Parent Teacher Associations that ensure that teachers and parents are working together to advocate for our schools and children. DPSCD’s Parent Academy also provides FREE classes for District and non-District parents that equip them with tools and skills to build capacity and confidence to support students academically, socially, and emotionally.

School Safety Culture

Detroit Public Schools Community District is the only school District in the state with a fully functioning police department. In addition, to external patrols and security measures, the District has taken a whole child approach to student safety with a student code of conduct inclusive of restorative practices, a dean of culture, attendance agent and a school culture facilitator in each school and a districtwide approach to character development through our Expect Respect initiative. The Police Department's focus is based on a four-tiered strategy of crime prevention, intervention, student reintegration into the learning environment, and as a last option enforcement. The whole child commitment is supported by the methodologies of trauma informed practices.