Murphy Performance Academy

Welcome to Murphy Performance Academy. We are a first-rate academic and fitness institution where your student can grow intellectually and physically. We strive to instill the values of lifelong learning, strong character, and the importance of being physically fit in each of our students. Our staff and administration stand ready to provide the best possible education and preparation for life. Please explore our Web site for further information, and feel free to visit or contact us at any time.

Murphy Performance Academy
23901 Fenkell St. • Detroit, MI 48223 • 313-494-7585 Office

Murphy Performance Academy Staff celebrate at Awards Ceremony

Here is Team Murphy celebrating together after the Detroit area awards ceremony on Friday! Go Team Murphy!

Murphy staff pictured at the awards ceremony

Ms. Carissa Savage is Murphy Performance Academy Teacher of the Year!

Carissa Savage receives her award fro Stephanie Widner

Here is Ms. Carissa Savage receiving her award for Teacher of the Year at Murphy Performance Academy of Detroit! Well done! We are so proud of you!


Kelsey Mills is Performance Academy Manager of the Year in Detroit!

Congratulations Kelsey Mills for being this year’s Detroit Performance Academies Office Manager of the Year! We appreciate you!

Kelsey Mills pictured with Stephanie Widner

Stewart Performance Academy Early Childhood Teacher of the Year in Detroit!

Karly Moore pictured with Stephanie Widner

Congratulations Karly Moore, Performance Academies Early Childhood Teacher of the Year in Detroit, Michigan! Well done!

Regional Spelling Bee Results!

Detroit and Toledo area Performance Academy schools competed in a regional Spelling Bee this week. Pictured below are the Spelling Bee winners from this event. 1st place- Lanaya Miller-Toledo Preparatory and Fitness Academy, 2nd place-Mariyah Montgomery -Trix Performance Academy, and 3rd place-Kendra Hakkarainen-Toledo Preparatory and Fitness Academy. Nice job to all the participants of this year’s annual Spelling Bee!

Toledo and Detroit area schools spelling bee winners

Fitness and Martial Arts Teacher In-Service Training

Fitness Teachers during in-service

Performance Academies fitness and martial arts teachers working with Fitness Director, Chris Hopkins during in-service in Columbus, Ohio.

Teachers Gather for In-Service Training!

Detroit Performance Academy principals, teachers, and academic coaches have been working hard in their in-services to prepare for the upcoming school year for students!


In-Service Trainers


Special Education Director, Mrs. Wendy Sarmir, Performance Academies Founder, Dr. Myrrha Satow, and Curriculum Director, Mrs. Sara Cheraso were among the trainers today at Columbus Prep and Fitness Academy.

Special Education Panel Speakers

Performance Academies schools were honored to have a variety of talented speakers last week for the Special Education panel for teachers. The panel discussed building positive home and school partnerships with families of students with disabilities. On the panel were Dr. Bill Bauer, Professor of Education at Marietta College and Chair of the State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC); Lisa Newman, Director of Special Education for Performance Academies (Southern Ohio region); Wendy Sarmir, Director of Special Education for Performance Academies, (Central Ohio region); Ericka Goshay, Parent, Whitehall Preparatory and Fitness Academy; and Dr. Myrrha Satow, Founder, Performance Academies and Executive Committee Member, State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC).


 Charter schools make significant progress

The charter school sector has grown while improving performance and achieving advocacy wins

Charter Schools in U.S. Have Made Significant Progress in the Last 5 Years-Bellwether Education.

Murphy Performance Academy sign

Serving Grades K-8 • Small Class Sizes
All Day Kindergarten • Daily Fitness Regimen in Martial Arts, Soccer
Strong Academics • Extended School Day from 7:45 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
All Students Wear Uniforms • No Tuition!

Key documents related to the operation, finance and academics of our schools can be located by linking to the Michigan Educational Choice Center.

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Public Notice of Special Meeting


Thursday, January 19, 2017
5:30 p.m.

Murphy Performance Academy
23901 Fenkell St. • Detroit, MI 48223

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