"Royal Oak  may have a low percentage of school-age children per household when compared to other cities, but this Detroit suburb makes an excellent home to the kids lucky enough to live here. Highly rated schools, a progressive library system and strongly supported recreational programs give children a real advantage." - Livability

Royal Oak Schools

The Royal Oak School District is a Pre-K12 school district with approximately 5,200 students attending eight schools. The district also has early childhood programs and alternative programs at the secondary level. Preparing children to compete on a global stage takes a concentrated effort. Every department, school, teacher, staff member and family works to support student learning. Everyone works together to prepare each student for the future.  

The district is governed by an elected Board of Education with seven members. The board meets once a month on the second Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed. The board office, office of the superintendent and district administration are located at 800 De Villen.  

With a strong reputation for academic excellence, the district is committed to the success of all students.

Parochial Schools

Several parochial schools exist in Royal Oak. St. Mary Elementary, and St. Paul Lutheran offer instruction for preschool through eighth grade. Shrine of the Little Flower provides instruction for preschool through sixth grade, and Shrine High School and Academy for grades 7-12.

Higher Education

The Royal Oak campus of Oakland Community College is located in the heart of downtown. Along with traditional undergraduate courses, the campus offers outstanding programs in computer information systems, ceramics, photography, and English as a second language.

The Royal Oak campus is one of five countywide campuses that make up Oakland Community College, one of the largest multi-campus systems in the nation.

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