Welcome to Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy (PK-8)

Welcome to Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy. It is our pleasure to partner with our neighborhood community to educate and serve your scholars. Our excellent and dedicated team of educators is committed to academic achievement and social growth while instilling the values of hard work, service to others, and personal leadership in our scholars. 

If you are interested in joining our MLK family and want additional information, please contact us at 616-819-2600. 

Harvey Crawley

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Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy

645 Logan St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-819-2600
Fax: 616-819-2596
Bridget Cheney
Executive Director of Preschool, Elementary & K-8 Instructional Support & Philanthropic Foundations Liaison
Harvey Crawley
Cinque Moody
Dean of Students
Karan Perras
Head Secretary

School Hours

Breakfast 8:10 a.m.
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
Dismissal 3:26 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 11:40 a.m. 

At MLK, we are family. 

Located in southeast Grand Rapids, Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy features state-of-the-art classrooms, collaborative learning spaces, and a beautiful Library/Media Center. 

We have an outstanding, dedicated team of educators and support staff who care for each scholar, their families, and each other. 

Offering a safe and secure environment, we strive to ensure that all scholars have an enriching and engaging learning experience. By encouraging growth academically, behaviorally, and socially, we allow our scholars the opportunity to thrive as learners and as citizens. We celebrate this growth and success throughout the year. 

We have incorporated distance learning for years and are poised to be a leader in the district as a blended model of new technologies and old practices, giving our students the best of both worlds. Our 1-to-1 student technology device approach ensures that every student has the opportunity to learn inside and outside the classroom.

Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy Photo Tour

  • 9 Aug
    • Orientation/Enrollment 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Date: Aug 9
      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Calendar: MLK Calendar
    • Orientation/Enrollment 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      Date: Aug 9
      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      Calendar: MLK Calendar
  • 10 Aug
    • Orientation/Enrollment 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Date: Aug 10
      Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Calendar: MLK Calendar
  • 18 Aug
    • Open House 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
      Open House
      Date: Aug 18
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
      Calendar: MLK Calendar
  • 23 Aug
  • 30 Aug
    • MLK Athletic Participation Meeting Grades 3-8
      Date: Aug 30
      Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Calendar: MLK Calendar
      Parents of all 3rd through 8th grade Scholars interested in participating in sports this year plan to attend this meeting with MLK Athletic Director; Ms. Vruggink. Pizza will be provided
  • 26 Oct
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New Dress Code Policy Eliminates School Uniform Requirement

GRPS has adopted a new dress code policy that will provide scholars with freedom to express themselves while ensuring safety and educational goals.

GRPS Announces the Appointment of New District Leaders
First Day of School Tuesday August 23Get Ready for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Mark your calendar for your school's orientation and open house.

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