From preschool to PhD, the Grand Rapids area offers educational opportunities for all.
With public, private, parochial, technical and charter schools in the mix, parents have many choices on how their children are educated.
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Our mission is to ensure that all students are educated, self-directed and productive members of society! The Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship offers two years free tuition at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) for eligible students living and attending school in Grand Rapids. This scholarship was created in an effort to ensure students have access to education beginning with the class of 2020.
East Grand Rapids Public Schools
East Grand Rapids Public Schools is located in the heart of a small neighborhood community in western Michigan. Three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school provide approximately 2800 students with rigorous academic programs, excellent opportunities in the arts, co-curricular activities that meet the needs of our students, and well over 100 athletic state championships. The community of EGR is also home to Spectrum Hospital’s Blodgett campus, the quaint Gaslight Village shopping district, and beautiful Reeds Lake.
Forest Hills Public Schools
The staff at Forest Hills Public Schools is committed to knowing every student’s interests and gifts, and to providing the educational opportunities that will maximize each one’s preparation for the future. In Forest Hills, our Board of Education leads the way in making every decision based on “what’s best for kids.”
Godwin Heights Public Schools
Godwin Heights Public Schools delivers quality education enabling each student to work cooperatively and to participate in our diverse, democratic society.
Grandville Public Schools
Improving lives by producing successful, life-long learners.
Kelloggsville Public Schools
The Kelloggsville Community will provide all
students with a solid foundation for lifelong success.
Kenowa Hills Public Schools
Kenowa Hills Public Schools will insure that all students acquire the skills, knowledge and commitment to succeed in a global society through shared responsibility with parents, staff, and the community.
Kentwood Public Schools
The Kentwood School District has approximately 8,500 students in sixteen buildings within 24.25 square miles. This is a wonderful family-oriented community that truly supports education.
Northview Public Schools
Northview Public Schools provide a safe, positive learning environment designed to focus our students on developing themselves both socially and academically. We prepare students for future academic, career and personal challenges in a supportive and adaptive environment. Students develop into life-long learners that are contributing, successful members of society.
Rockford Public Schools
The mission of the Rockford Public Schools is to provide a safe teaching and learning environment which will ensure, with the support of the students, parents and community, that all students, upon graduation, will have the academic and social skills to be successful, lifelong learners in a global society.
Calvin Christian Schools
Calvin Christian Schools enable students to know themselves as unique image-bearers of God with unique gifts and abilities. Through a well-rounded educational program and capable staff, we lead students to unwrap their God-given gifts. We help every child and young person develop his/her spiritual, intellectual, moral, emotional, and social abilities to their fullest extent possible.
Catholic Central High School
Catholic Central High School provides a Catholic culture for instruction and faith formation that challenges students to know and love God, seek knowledge and truth, respect the dignity of each person, and contribute to society through leadership and service.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 30 vibrant learning communities serving more than 6,600 elementary and high school students throughout West Michigan. Their 25 elementary and five high schools inspire young people to grow in faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. They partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.
Grand Rapids Christian Schools
Our well-rounded curriculum will foster your child’s lifelong love of learning, and his or her lifelong relationship with Christ. Help your child experience a more fulfilling education that combines high academic standards with a wide range of educational and extracurricular activities, all taught from a Christian perspective.
Jenison Christian School
The mission of Jenison Christian School is to provide a Christ-centered, quality education, rooted in the truth of God’s word. Jenison Christian School will, in a loving environment and in partnership with parents and the covenant community, empower each child to develop his or her God-given abilities for a life of service for the glory of God.
NorthPointe Christian Schools
NorthPointe Christian Schools is dedicated to the spiritual formation of our students, faculty, staff, and even our parents. Our mission is to “prepare students to impact their world for Jesus Christ.”
The Potter’s House provides a Christ-centered education to children of all ethnic heritages and income levels, equipping them to serve God and society to their fullest potential.
Unity Christian High School
Unity serves a wide range of students from National Merit Scholars to special needs students. A comprehensive curriculum, which includes a full range of courses based on Biblical truths and taught by dynamic Christian teachers, prepares students for college and the workplace. Courses range from Advanced Placement to basic, from science labs to shop classes, from audition music groups to beginner music groups.
West Catholic High School
West Catholic High School provides a Catholic culture for instruction and faith formation that challenges students to know and love God, seek knowledge and truth, respect the dignity of each person, and contribute to society through leadership and service.
West Michigan Lutheran High School
We are committed to Christian learning processes that will equip our students to integrate their faith with all aspects of their life as they mature in their personal relationships and encounter important decisions and responsibilities.
This organization partners with many of the Grand Rapids area non-public schools to support the inclusion of students at all levels of ability and disability.
Stepping Stones Montessori School:
Stepping Stones Montessori School is the only secular private school in Grand Rapids. It has continued to set the standard for Montessori education in West Michigan for 35 years.
Child Discovery Center
The mission of the Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center and the Aquinas Child Development Center is to continuously expand the potential of children, the experiences of educators and the involvement of parents within a diverse community of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Cross Creek Charter Academy
The “Award Winning” Cross Creek Charter Academy is a tuition-free, publicly-funded charter school, located on the southern end of Kent County, between the Caledonia, Kentwood and Byron Center school districts. It operates on a basic theory: Expect more from kids and they will deliver.
Excel Charter Academy
Founded in 1995, Grand Rapids’ Excel Charter Academy is the school that started the revolution! The first of the National Heritage Academies, Excel’s staff members and parents built the curriculum standards and moral focus program that all of NHA’s schools have modeled since.
Grand River Prep
Employing a powerful combination of exceptional leadership, rigorous college-prep curriculum, and an emphasis on moral character, Grand River Prep will foster the high achievement and healthy development of every student. Our core values will be Rigor, Responsibility and Moral Focus, Relevance and Relationships.
Knapp Charter Academy
Our program not only supports state academic standards, but also provides a unique, college-bound approach that delivers the specific knowledge and skills students are expected to master in each subject area at each grade level.
New Branches Public School Academy
At New Branches School our mission is to cultivate healthy, productive, and responsible students who are excited to learn and able to lead.
Ridge Park Charter Academy
Ridge Park Charter Academy, managed by National Heritage Academies, a charter school management company with a network of over 60 charter schools in eight states, was founded on the four pillars of academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership and student responsibility.
Vista Charter Academy
With a vision to better educate more children, Vista Charter Academy is dedicated to challenging each child to achieve.
Our program not only supports state standards, but provides a unique college-bound approach that delivers the specific knowledge and skills students are expected to master in each subject area at each grade level.
Walker Charter Academy
Challenge each child to achieve through academic excellence, parental partnerships, moral focus, and student responsibility.
Wellspring Preparatory High School
Wellspring Prep is a college preparatory charter high school on Grand Rapid’s northeast side currently serving 180 9th & 10th grade students. We have limited opening in grades 9-11 for the 2012-2013 school year. This is a tuition free school.
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science
Welcome to West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science. Children who are drawn to science thrive at West Michigan Academy. From preschool through 12th-grade, we offer a complete, fully accredited education grounded in the disciplines and rewards of science.
Programs for Kids
Camp Fire provides children the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are through after school, summer, and service learning programs.
The Career and College Readiness team at Kent Intermediate School District offers a vast array of career exploration questions so that students in our community have a head start on the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The team offers job shadows, internships, industry tours, competitions and more.
Help Me Grow is a one-stop free service to help parents with children between prenatal to five years in finding local resources to support their young families.