Learn More About Riverside Academy West

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 (6-12th)

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 West 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.

Ramzi Saab, Principal

About Principal Ramzi Saab (West)

It is with great pleasure that I have been a school leader at R.A.W for over a decade. I believe that my leadership abilities and experiences, as well as my team working skills has all made me a viable and successful school leader. Being a principal is more than managing a building; it is inspiring educators to become successful through figuring out goals for their students by collaborating with all stakeholders and identifying the learning difficulties of each student. Adjusting instructions for all types of learners and implementing teaching strategies that are best tailored towards our diverse learners.

 I received my Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Lawrence Technological University. My passion for being an educator motivated me to become a middle school math teacher with Detroit Public Schools and later Farmington Public Schools. I attended George Washington University and completed my graduate classes in project management. I worked with the State of Michigan coordinating programs dealing with providing education and employment opportunities for our community members. Later, I received my Master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University and I obtained my post graduate degree in K-12 Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University.

 I believe that having a school culture and instructional programs that are conducive to student learning and is based on trust among staff is a key to being a successful school leader. I love what I do and will continue to serve our community through providing our children with the best education through teamwork, safety, and goals for all students.

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.