Ellington Conservatory of Music & Art at Beckham Academy



9860 Park Drive, Detroit MI, 48213

Phone: (313) 852-8500 • Fax: (313) 852-8511

Principal: Rita Davis

About Us

Duke Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art, a Pk-8 school located on the eastside of Detroit, is dedicated to motivating each student towards excellence. Our school offers a unique, well-rounded curriculum of fine and performing arts balanced by a strong emphasis on academic achievement. We offer regular academic classes (Math, Science, Language Arts, Computers, Gym) as well as performing arts classes. Duke Ellington Conservatory is a school of choice.  Admission is by application/auditions for elementary and middle school students.

Students at Edward “Duke” Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art are not only given rigorous training in academics, but they also receive a challenging, creative and nurturing environment that inspires them to reach their highest potential in the arts, as well. We believe that it is our purpose to empower children, parents and the business community to collaboratively improve the learning environment.

High Quality Pre-Kindergarten

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Our Vision

Edward “Duke” Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art staff members have the vision that each student will achieve their fullest potential in order to compete successfully in a global society.

Our Mission

Our vision is that no child is left behind, in alignment with the Federal government legislation.  Edward “Duke” Ellington Conservatory is dedicated to motivating each student toward excellence.  We believe that it is our purpose to empower children, parents and the business community to collaboratively improve the learning environment.  We believe that each student will make a positive and productive scholastic and artistic contribution to the world.

The Name We Honor

The school was named after a great music composer that many regard as the most important figure to emerge from the U.S. jazz scene in the twentieth century.

Bell Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Half Day
Mon–Thur 7:30 AM 2:40 PM 10:45 AM
Friday 7:30 AM 1:50 PM