Catherine C. Blackwell Institute

9330 Shoemaker, Detroit MI, 48213-3152

Phone: (313) 866-4391 • Fax: (313) 866-4386

Principal: Georgia Hubbard

About Us

With unparalleled academic and extracurricular programs, Catherine C. Blackwell Institute has a 20-year history of academic achievement. As an African-centered, internationally focused school, Blackwell is designed to prepare intellectually and socially competitive students for the dynamic multicultural community in which they live. We offer students a focused environment with Individual Learning Plans and dedicated staff that guide students to solve problems independently and cooperatively. Students are encouraged to think critically and creatively, use technology, demonstrate social, civic and personal wellness responsibilities and be prepared for success.


  • After-School Programs
  • Tutoring/Extended Day
  • Social Resources Including: Speech Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors, DHS Success Coach and School Nurse
  • Music, Art, Academic Games
  • InsideOut Literary Arts Program
  • Honors Classes, DAPCEP Science and Engineering Program
  • Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Track, Soccer, Baseball
  • Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Club Scouts
  • Multicultural Day


Bell Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Half Day
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 11:45 AM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 2:50 PM