Discover Riverside Academy East

See how we go beyond curriculum mandates by offering Arabic education, after school programs, one to one student technology, and more!

About Riverside Academy East

Our Academy is placed in a diversely rich community. We provide students with opportunities to explore their potential and become involved and knowledgeable citizens that give back to their communities. In addition to offering a strong curriculum, students have the opportunity to learn a second language, join academic clubs and more! We offer a safe learning environment that is inclusive and global.

Curriculum

Riverside Academy East’s curriculum is sufficiently broad to allow students the opportunity to study a range of subjects including: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Arabic Language, Science, Social Studies, PE, Technology, Art and Music. We go above the standards to challenge students and prepare them with a 21st Century Education!

GSRP Preschool

The Great Start Readiness Program is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children who may be at risk of educational failure. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start. Visit the Early Childhood Website for more information!

Upcoming Events

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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Available to all students

ARABIC LANGUAGE

Two track Arabic program

TUTORING

One-on-one tutoring free to all students

Why Choose Our Academy

Riverside Academy East offers a safe learning environment that fosters community and excellence when it comes to your child’s education. We take pride in our many accomplishments and mission to excel students so that they are prepared for a bright future. As an PYP IB World School, our Academy aims to challenge students on a global scale. We offer a character education program that we believe is essential for their success in both their personal and academic lives.

College Readiness

Focused on the individual learning needs of each child.

Positive Learning Environment

100% of our students enroll in a higher education institution.

1 TO 1 TECHNOLOGY​

All students receive a Chromebook and access to online learning tools.

Highly Qualified Staff

About Our Principal

Principal Layla Shalabi

Education:
Ms. Shalabi received a Bachelor’s Degree in Language, Literature and Writing in 2009 with a secondary teaching endorsement from Eastern Michigan University.   In 2013, she pursued a Master’s Degree in K-12 Educational Leadership, which she obtained in 2016, also at EMU.  

Experience:
Ms. Shalabi began her educational career at Riverside Academy West in 2009 as a high school language arts teacher.   She spent five years teaching before becoming a Middle School Academic Coordinator in 2013.  The following year, Ms. Shalabi was transferred to Riverside Academy East, serving as an Assessment Coordinator until 2019.  In 2020, after many years of experience and professional development, she accepted a position as principal of Riverside Academy East.   

Philosophy:
Ms. Shalabi’s educational philosophy is based on her belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong leadership, a committed educational team, and a supportive family.   Ms. Shalabi believes in a proactive approach to improve school safety and promote positive behavior.  By creating a positive and safe culture for learning, all students will succeed. 

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