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Paramount Charter Academy

  • Grades Offered: Young 5K-8
  • Principal: Jodi Donkin
  • Deans: Karen Cleveland, Karyn Medendorp, Sherrie Glas, Lindsey Newton
  • Enrollment: 562
  • Transportation: No
  • Onsite Daycare: Yes
  • Dress Code: Yes
  • Established: 1998
  • Authorizer: Bay Mills Community College
  • Open Enrollment Dates: 9/3/2013-2/28/2014


Paramount Charter Academy is a tuition-free, publicly-funded charter school positioned next to an old pedestrian bridge. Every day, students and parents, grandparents and grandchildren cross over or drive under the bridge to get to Paramount. This bridge symbolizes our mission: building a bridge to the future.


Paramount Charter Academy serves over 650 elementary and middle school students who excel with the help of smaller classes, individualized attention, and a rigorous curriculum. We provide a safe, small, nurturing K-8 environment, where students achieve more and significantly impact the high schools they attend. The faculty and staff at Kalamazoo's Paramount Charter Academy are committed to the common mission within our school community. “Challenging each child to achieve through academic excellence, parent partnerships, moral focus, and student responsibility.”


To see how your elementary or middle school child can benefit from a premier Kalamazoo charter school, visit Paramount Charter Academy today!

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3624 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008