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Taylor International Academy


This year, Taylor International Academy is excited to welcome our new management company, Renaissance School Services. Renaissance is widely regarded as one of the premier school improvement companies in the United States, and TIA is Renaissance’s second school in the Detroit area. Many Renaissance schools make very substantial gains even in their first year because of the numerous changes Renaissance brings to a school. At Taylor International Academy, we are already experiencing many such changes that will prepare the school for significant academic growth in the 2015-2016 year.

Renaissance has already hired two additional senior full time administrators at TIA, has recruited a number of new teachers, has purchased over $40,000 of new curricular materials in math and reading, and has introduced a number of new academic and operating protocols – all during the summer of 2015. TIA board president Kevin Hirzel states that “We are excited to have hired a management company that has a national track record of academic success and a vast array of resources. We believe that Renaissance is well equipped to educate our students for future success.”


A series of introductory presentations are scheduled in August and early September to introduce the exciting new changes at TIA both to existing TIA parents and to other parents looking for an outstanding school opportunity for their children. In addition, there will be two Open Houses in September – on September 17th and September 24th, both from 6 pm to 7 pm. Some grade levels will be full, but if enough students are on the wait list, we will open three additional sections, so do not be discouraged if you are initially placed on the wait list. Please come meet the new team and learn about our changes, plans, and goal for the coming year, which is to make Taylor International Academy the highest performing school in Southfield.