Ellen Thompson Elementary


University Prep Academy (UPA) Elementary School-Ellen Thompson Campus offers students a stellar academic experience that cultivates future success in middle school, high school and college. The program at UPA Elementary School- Ellen Thompson Campus is rigorous, comprehensive, and personalized to meet the individual needs of students. Providing students with a wide range of engaging experiences helps us work with students to begin to identify their passions, which is a critically important engine for future success.

Ellen Thompson Elementary Events


When students enter UPA Ellen Thompson Elementary School they are placed in a class with one highly qualified teacher and 15 other students. This group stays together for two years. Learn More

Extracurricular Activities

At UPA Ellen Thompson, students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities early on in their academic career. Learn More


Learn more about the attendance and tardiness policies enforced at UPA Ellen Thompson.

Photo Gallery

Click here to view the Ellen Thompson Elementary photo gallery. We’re inviting you to add pictures to our photo gallery! Submit your photos to Crystal Foster at crystal.foster@uprepschools.com

Important Documents

View and download important school documents here. You may also find our monthly newsletter and district calendar here.

Contact Us

Ellen Thompson Elementary
957 Holden
Detroit, MI 48202

Phone: (313) 874-9800
Fax: (313) 874-9822
Principal: Tamara Johnson
School Operations Manager: Crystal Foster


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