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Building Community Through Education

The Institute of Positive Education welcomes you  to our website!  We have been in the Greater Grand Crossing/Chatham Community for more than Forty-six (46) years.  Our commitment is to Building Community through Educational Services for children, parents, teachers and the community at large. Are services include New Concept School, a pre-school serving children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age and Out-of-school time services  for school-age children Kindergarten through eigth grade and their parents.

“My daughter loves this school.  She can't wait to go everyday”

- Mama Simone

Our Philosophy

There are a lot of issues that our community faces, not the least of which is public education. The Institute of Positive Education uses the principles found in African-centered education to bring residents together to identify issues and provide educational solutions. African-centered education is a holistic approach to meet students' intellectual, social, emotional needs. We also emphasize healthy physical development. IPE uses curriculum and strategies to support  positive identity development to help students understand their roles as citizens of the world and their power and influence on the world.