Ypsilanti International Elementary School is adjacent to Prospect Park in Ypsilanti. This location has held an elementary school since 1878.

Contact info

Principal: Dr. Cassandra Sheriff

School website: https://www.ycschools.us/our-schools/elementary-schools/ypsilanti-international-pre-school-and-elementary/

503 Oak St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 714-1650


  • 1878: four-room schoolhouse constructed on site at cost of $4,000, named "4th Ward School"
  • 1902: renamed "Prospect School"
  • 1919: Reconstructed as "first one-story school building in town"(?) to serve growing student population; classes held in temporary building in Prospect Park during construction
  • 1963: Renamed "Adams School" in honor of retiring principal Olive M. Adams
  • 1979: Bonds issued to raze building and construct new 20-classroom school currently in service
  • 2016: Renamed to "Ypsilanti International Elementary School" and certified under the International Baccalaureate program.


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