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Fireclay Gives: Detroit Prep

By Kali

Fireclay Gives: Detroit Prep

From tile donations to good causes to volunteer work, at Fireclay Tile we like to give back to our community, both near and far. Which is why we are thrilled about our partnership with Detroit Prep. With a little help from our slip-resistant glazes and Foundations Collection, this incredible school will have durable, beautiful tile that its current and future students will enjoy for years to come.


Tile Shown: 2x6 in Taxi with 6" Hexagons in City Lights

Established in 2016, Detroit Prep's mission is to, "provide a world-class, equitable education that will give all students a foundation of academic excellence and character development while fostering a love of learning and passion for exploring and fulfilling their extraordinary potential as learners, leaders, and world-changers." Which is a mission we can definitely get behind.

Detroit Prep

After only two years, they are one of the highest performing schools in Detroit, with students averaging 140% of the national average growth in year, which puts them in the 99th percentile nationwide!


Detroit Prep quickly outgrew their initial space and found their dream school only one mile away. This 110 year old building has great bones and room to grow as the school continues to add another grade level each year.

Here's their new forever home:


Here's a peek at one of the bathroom floors:


Tile Shown: Sorbet, Morning Thaw and Basalt

Detroit Prep chose 4x4 in Moonshine for one of their bathrooms, which is one of our color and size combinations from our Foundations Collection. This collection offers glazes that pair easily with other finishes and materials and at a price point that everyone can love.


Tile Shown: Sorbet, Morning Thaw and Basalt with 4x4 in Moonshine

We couldn't be more honored to help create a safe, joyful, and inspiring environment for the next generation's leaders, activists, educators, and world-changers.

Hear from real Detroit Prep students on what their school means to them:

We'll continue sharing about this project on Instagram until the big reveal if you'd like to follow along!

If you know of an upcoming building project that serves the community, request a donation here. We're actively looking for opportunities to donate tile.

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