The mission of Beverly Hills Academy is to promote academic rigor, moral focus, and student responsibility. The Academy is a unique educational institution which adheres to the Montessori method, and where Islamic studies and Arabic language are part of the curriculum.
CAAS is the only center for Arab American studies in the U.S. CAAS aims to produce cutting-edge scholarship that lies at the intersection of Arab/Middle East/Global South Studies, American Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, and Critical Cultural Studies. This inter-disciplinary perspective accounts for the ways in which race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, class and wealth, citizenship and immigration status, and other structural inequalities shape and influence the lives and experiences of Arabs and Arab Americans, as well as their interaction with their socio-political context in the U.S. and transnationally. The scope of CAAS activities is not limited to, nor confined within, campus boundaries. We believe that it is our responsibility to contribute to a better public understanding of Arab experiences and concerns in North America and to the promotion of a culture of justice, dignity, tolerance, and peace, as well as to deepen a sense of fairness, ethics, and solidarity among and between our communities. We are equally committed to projects that promote the well being of our neighborhoods in the greater Metropolitan Detroit area and its mosaic of peoples of all racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural groups.