Welcome to Capstone Academy

Dear Visitor,

Thank you for visiting us online at Capstone Academy.  Detroit Capstone Academy is a 90-bed residential facility located in midtown Detroit. Our adolescent residential treatment programs treat youths with mental disorders and co-existing disorders who have been adjudicated or have committed criminal acts. All of our clients have been referred or are required to undergo psychiatric treatment by a court or family service agency.

At Capstone Academy, we work in partnership with Detroit Behavioral Institute to provide students in treatment with a high quality education to help recover and prevent gaps in learning while they are residents.  Emphasis on highly individualized curriculum and intensive enrichment instruction help to provide students with opportunities for continuity in their educational progress.  Our mission is to assist in preparing our young men and women for their future, therefore improving the chances of their successful return to the community, and adaption to a healthy and safe lifestyle.

Brian Serafino
Principal, Capstone Academy                                            


Recent News
YMAC After School Programs Engage Students
Students at Capstone have been participating in a number of after school enrichment activities that have been both engaging and educational. Among their favorites is the STEM class providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math enrichment activities for students to explore. This year, the students began a garden,   READ MORE...
Michigan Education Conference Provides Opportunity for Staff Development
Five members of the Capstone team attended the 10th Annual Michigan Education Conference in Lansing, MI from June 22 – 25. Research based topics such as school climate, differentiation, common core standards, and effective classroom instruction were discussed as well as   READ MORE...