Learn More About Riverside Academy East

About Riverside Academy 

Riverside Academy is a free public charter school district serving students in grades  GSRP preschool program through 12th grade. Conveniently located in the Hamtramck community, Riverside Academy  has a  East Campus (K-5th), Early Childhood Center (Pre-K) and West campus (6-12th). Riverside Academy  goes well beyond the curriculum mandates. We offer Arabic education, after school programs, tutoring and more!


Riverside Early Childhood Center (Pre-K)

7050 Pinehurst

Dearborn, MI 48126

Riverside Academy East (K-5th)

7124 Miller Rd.

Dearborn, MI 48126

Riverside Academy West (6-8th)

6409 Schaefer Rd.

Dearborn, MI 48126

School Mission

To promote lifelong learning by nurturing academic excellence, positive character, and appreciation of cultures.

School Vision

The vision of Riverside Academy East is to have a school where all students are entitled to reach their highest potential through a meaningful educational experience. Our academy is placed in diversely rich, international communities with aspirations of a better future for themselves, and their children, via education and support. Parents are partners in the learning process and educational success.

Iman Harp, Principal

Principal of Riverside Academy East, she has been a member of the GEE  family since October 2009. Principal Harp recently joined the Riverside Academy East team of dedicated educators and staff to take the Riverside Academy East academic program to the next level. She graduated from the University of Michigan with BA in Biochemistry and Psychology. She received her Masters of Arts in Education and School Counseling and Guidance from Wayne State University. She holds a Certificate as an Education Specialist from Wayne State University. Principal Harp is a certified school administrator through the Michigan Department of Education.  

About Global Educational Excellence

GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE (GEE) is an educational management company that was founded in 1998 by Mohamad Issa and Dr. Said Issa. GEE was established as a vehicle for developing educational environments where all children are offered quality educational opportunities. Since 1998, the GEE family of schools has grown to include thirteen campuses in the following cities; Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Hamtramck, Detroit, Warren as well as a campus in Toledo, Ohio.