Which School is Right for Your Family?

Whether you have lived in West Michigan your whole life or have just recently called West Michigan your home, you know that our community is filled with high quality educational options.

Find the right school for your family with Grand Rapids Schools Guide and learn about the many options available.

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GRPS proudly offers the largest selection of school choices.

Neighborhood schools offer a traditional education and are open to all students within their attendance area. Exciting pilot programs are underway to strengthen the connection between neighborhood schools and neighborhood residents.

Theme schools offer the core curriculum through a unique lens, including environmental science, arts and music, global studies, leadership, Montessori, International Baccalaureate and more.

Centers of Innovation are unique public-private partnerships that offer students a rigorous education along with opportunities to connect with professional mentors, complete job shadowing and internships, and earn college and trade school credits or career certification.


1331 Franklin St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 819-2149WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Public, Private, Charter, Language Immersion and So Many More

West Michigan parents, you have options and we’ve put them together for you in one easy place: the GRKIDS Schools Guide.

Today, West Michigan parents have vast of options when it comes to making important choices about your child’s education. Whether you are looking for Grand Rapids area schools or one in Ottawa County, we have them listed for you.

Want a language immersion school, a charter school, or a school to help a child with learning differences? There are tons of choices. Each public and private school across West Michigan has something different to offer.

Start with this guide as you research your options and find your child’s learning home.


Tuesday January 21, 2020

Ada Christian Open House & Information Night

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Come see the opportunities available for your family at Ada Christian School! Experience the Ada Christian difference by exploring our facilities at your own pace. Travel a self-guided tour with activities and opportunities along the way for both you and your child. Ask us! We'd love to talk to you |read more… Ada Christian Open House & Information Night

Thursday January 23, 2020

Faith Community Christian All School Open House

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Faith Community Christian is an elementary school located between Belding and Greenville, only 3 miles from Rockford. Faith Community Christian School is hosting an open house on January 23, 2020. Faith Community Christian All School Open House

Tuesday January 28, 2020

Our Savior Lutheran School Open House

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
We would love for you to be a part of our school family. Please join us for an open house at Our Savior Lutheran School on Tuesday, January 28 from 6:30-8:00pm. We have openings for students in preschool through eighth grade. www.oslsgr.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7TPBsqJn0k&t=6s Our Savior Lutheran School Open House

Thursday February 6, 2020

Lamont Christian School - Early Education Open House

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An opportunity for parents and students to explore our school. Visit classrooms, meet teaching staff and learn more about LCS. There will be enrollment information along with classroom information available. Lamont Christian School - Early Education Open House

Thursday April 16, 2020

AnchorPoint Christian All-School Open House

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Current and new families -- bring the whole bunch to this informal, come-and-go event. Meet our teachers, learn about curriculum, ask your questions, and tour the campus! LICENSED PRESCHOOL 3s & 4s/5s • 2- or 3-day schedule • 9:00-11:30 AM KINDERGARTEN • 8:30-11:45 AM GRADES 1-6 • 8:30 AM-3:30 PM |read more… AnchorPoint Christian All-School Open House


Charter schools are publicly funded schools, which are held to the same standards as other public schools, but are usually allowed flexibility in regards to some rules and regulations. You do not pay tuition at a charter school.

Charter schools in Michigan operate independently and often have curriculum and educational philosophies which may differ from other public schools. A high level of parent involvement is required at many charter schools, and some charter schools are theme-focused.

Many charter schools have a waiting list and admission may be lottery-based.

iCademy Global

“Ms. Kate, look! I found one!”

Wiping the dirt from the juicy tomato, Nora beams with pride as she runs over to her computer to show her teacher and classmates her precious treasure. They may not all be in the same physical space, but they easily learn from each other’s experiences.

This is virtual learning. This is community. This is iCademy Global; ensuring students in grades K – 12 cultivate a lifetime love of learning in a flexible environment allowing students to gain a quality education while also engaging in passions outside of school.


8485 Homestead Dr | Zeeland, MI 49464
(616) 748-5637WEBSITE| FACEBOOK

New Branches Charter Academy

New Branches Charter Academy is a tuition-free public school that provides a quality elementary education to children in preschool through eighth grade. We offer a positive learning environment and a rigorous academic and cultural program where our children learn to become healthy, responsible citizens.

We are proud to provide:

– An environmental education
– Rigorous learning
– A positive learning environment
– A strong character education program

We bus students who live within a five-mile radius of our 12-acre campus, which is located south of downtown Grand Rapids. Here, our students are able to learn from the woods, field, and plants around them.

Call today to schedule a tour!


3662 Poinsettia Ave SE | Grand Rapids MI 49508
(616) 243-6221 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

NexTech High School

NexTech High School is a unique environment meant for today’s high school student. The school has the right combination of online and onsite learning set by each student’s specific situation. Most students attend 4 days a week, working onsite for 4 hours a day, either in an AM or PM setting. Working from home, a coffee shop, or other locations they work up to 16 hours a week away from campus. This results in a unique program that works for the student. Own your future at NexTech High School!

Why Choose NexTech?

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Flexible schedules
  • Innovative programming


801 Broadway Ave NW Suite 225 | Grand Rapids MI 49504
(616)-458-4992 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM 

Byron Center Charter School

BCCS is an independent and innovative K-12 public school authorized by GVSU. Academic Excellence ~ Personal Connections ~ Positive Character Traits are the focal points of the school’s mission.

BCCS maintains smaller class sizes, and provides a safe, orderly and academically challenging school environment for students.  



9930 Burlingame Ave SW | Byron Center MI 49315
616-878-4852 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

  • Black River Public School | 491 Columbia Ave, Holland, MI 49423 | 616-355-0055
  • Byron Center Charter School | 9930 Burlingame Ave SW | Byron Center MI 49315 | 616-878-4852
  • Chandler Woods Charter Academy | 6895 Samrick Ave., Belmont, MI 49306 | 616-866-6000
  • Creative Technologies Academy | 350 Pine Street, Cedar Springs, MI 49319 | 616)-696-4905
  • Cross Creek Charter Academy 7701 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-656-4000
  • Eagle Crest Charter Academy | 11950 Riley Street, Holland, MI 49424 | 616-786-2400
  • Excel Charter Academy | 4201 Breton Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | 616-281-9339
  • Flat River Academy |9481 Jordan Road, Greenville, MI 48838 | 616-754-9360
  • Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center | 409 Lafayette Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-459-0330
  • Grand River Prep High School | 650 52nd Street SE, Kentwood, MI 49548 |  616-261-1800
  • Hope Academy of West Michigan | 240 Brown Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 | 616-301-8458
  • iCademy Global | 8485 Homestead Zeeland, MI 49464 | 616-748-5637
  • Innocademy | 8485 Homestead, Zeeland, MI 49464 | 616-748-5637
  • Knapp Charter Academy | 1759 Leffingwell NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525| 616-364-1100
  • New Branches Charter Academy | 3662 Poinsettia Ave SE Grand Rapids MI 49508 | 616-243-6221
  • NexTech High School | 801 Broadway Ave. NW #225 Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-458-4992
  • Ridge Park Charter Academy | 4120 Camelot Ridge Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-222-0093
  • River City Scholars | 944 Evergreen St., Grand Rapids, MI 49507 | 616-248-3390
  • Vanderbilt Charter Academy | 301 West 16th St., Holland, MI 49423 | 616-820-5050
  • Vanguard Charter Academy | 1620 52nd Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 | 616-538-3630
  • Vista Charter Academy | 711 32nd Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548 | 616-246-6920
  • Walker Charter Academy | 1801 Three Mile Road NW, Walker, MI 49544 | 616-785-2700
  • Wellspring Preparatory High School | 1031 Page Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | 616-235-9500
  • West Michigan Academy of Arts & Academics | 17350 Hazel St., Spring Lake, MI 49456 | 616-844-9961
  • William C. Abney Academy | 1435 Fulton St. East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-454-5541


Many schools in our area offer Spanish Immersion programs. The purpose of these programs is to foster bilingualism by using Spanish as the primary language of instruction in the classroom. Students are taught to read, write, and converse in Spanish by being immersed in the language on a daily basis. Forest Hills Public Schools also operates a Mandarin Chinese Immersion program.

Admission to these programs may require residency in public school districts. Check with the schools you’re interested in for more details.

Grand Rapids Christian Schools - Spanish Immersion

Students are uniquely equipped to achieve success in school and life through enrollment in Grand Rapids Christian Schools’ Spanish Immersion program. 

Comprehensive Curriculum

In the Spanish Immersion program, students are taught a parallel curriculum and are held to the same standards as their peers in the non-immersion program. Students receive instruction in Spanish and will learn to read, write, and speak in Spanish. The total immersion program begins in preschool and kindergarten and continues through the 8th grade.

Continued Spanish Immersion programming is offered at the high school, including exciting opportunities for travel, internships, and worship, as well as a partnership with Calvin College which allows students to begin working toward a Spanish minor already in high school!

Spanish Immersion students benefit from a program led by a full-time coordinator dedicated to ensuring the strength of our program and the excellence of our staff, as well as supportive administrators who help ensure excellence in programming!

Spanish Immersion students at Grand Rapids Christian Schools excel in classrooms that fully integrate faith and experience God’s majesty as they:

  • Engage with NATIVE-SPEAKING teachers and support staff.
  • Achieve functional PROFICIENCY in Spanish while also developing strong English literacy skills.
  • Receive added SUPPORT by trained staff to ensure students ACHIEVE THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL.
  • Build deep CROSS CULTURAL appreciation and understanding.
  • Master Grand Rapids Christian Schools grade level STANDARDS and BENCHMARKS.
  • ENGAGE IN GOD’S KINGDOM through Christian discipleship.

Applying for Admission

Students new to Spanish Immersion are accepted at either the preschool or kindergarten level, and students transferring from another Spanish Immersion program who meet language proficiency standards are accepted beyond kindergarten.


Preschool-4th Grade Admissions: Michelle Ogdahl 616-574-6565 or [email protected]

Middle School Admissions: Linda Vellenga 616-574-6015 or [email protected]

High School Admissions: Vickie Fischer 616-574-5605 or [email protected]

Grand Rapids Christian Elementary |1050 Iroquois SE |Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Grand Rapids Christian Middle School | 2036 Chesaning SE |Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Grand Rapids Christian High School | 2300 Plymouth SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506


“We are just totally excited about what has happened when our children have come to Spanish Immersion at GRCS.  Not only are they proficient in English, they are proficient in Spanish as well.  They have a sophisticated awareness about culture and have a multicultural competence as a result of participating in this program.”

Khary Bridgewater (Middle school and elementary Spanish Immersion parent)

NorthPointe Christian Schools

NorthPointe Christian’s Spanish Immersion Program Features:

  • Christ-centered
  • Add.a.lingua partnership provides third party accountability and ensures best immersion practices
  • Native speaking teachers enhance language exposure
  • Reading resource staff provide support
  • Loving, community environment
  • Offered in 3s preschool through middle school (high school available 2020)


540 Russwood Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 363-4869 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

  • Forest Hills Public Schools – Ada Vista Elementary School – Forest | 7192 Bradfield St. SE, Ada, MI 49301 | 616-493-8970
  • Forest Hills Public Schools – Meadow Brook Elementary Mandarin Chinese Immersion | 1450 Forest Hills SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-493-8740
  • Grand Haven Christian Schools | 1102 Grant Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417 | 616-842-5420
  • Grand Rapids Christian Schools | 1050 Iroquois Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-574-6500
  • Grand Rapids Public- Southwest Community Campus 801 Oakland Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 | 616-819-2947
  • Grandville Christian 3934 Wilson Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418 | 616-538-9710
  • Holland Public Schools – Holland Language Academy | 45 East 25th Street Holland, MI 49423 | 616-494-2600
  • Innocademy – Las Huellas | 8485 Homestead Drive, Zeeland, MI 49464 | 616-748-5637 
  • Jenison Public Schools | 8375 20th Ave. Jenison, MI 49428 | 616-457-8890 
  • Legacy Christian School | 67 68th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548 | 616-455-3860
  • NorthPointe Christian Schools | 540 Russwood Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | 616-363-4869
  • Rockford Public Schools – Roguewood Elementary | 3900 Kroes Street, Rockford, MI 49341 | 616-863-6374
  • West Ottawa Public Schools – Lakeshore Elementary School | 3765 N. 168th Ave., Holland, MI  49424 | 616-786-1400
  • Zeeland Christian School | 334 West Central Ave., Zeeland, MI 49464 | 616-772-2609
  • Zeeland Public Schools – Lincoln Elementary | 60 E. Lincoln, Zeeland, MI 49464 | 616-748-3350
  • Zeeland Public Schools – New Groningen Elementary | 10542 Chicago Drive, Zeeland, MI 49464 | 616-748-3375


These experience-based schools offer a complete education including core subjects, while at the same time also integrating additional education and hands-on experience related to a specific area of interest.

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

Come and explore West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science’s diverse ecosystems! We bring Michigan’s curriculum to life for an education like no other. From forests to prairies and ponds to meadows, our campus puts learning at our students’ fingertips.

At WMAES, we do more than tell our students to recycle– we educate them about the impact they have on their environment and we provide compost bins and recycling containers. We ask our students to do their share at school and at home to ensure they manage energy and waste responsibly.

Call today or visit our website to schedule a tour!


4463 Leonard St. NW | Walker, MI 49534
(616)-791-7454WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Ambassador High

What would learning look like if students were actively invested in their learning and challenged to pursue their interests by a supportive community of educators, professionals, and family members?

Ambassador High is a school within a school at Calvin Christian and provides students with opportunities to discover and apply their God-given talents, preparing students to excel in both college and career.

Students spend three days a week in interdisciplinary, project-based classrooms, followed by two days per week at internships, working on projects that help our students identify the intersections between what they love and the job opportunities in different fields.


3750 Ivanrest Ave. SW | Grandville MI 49418
(616)-538-0990  | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Big Picture Learning at NorthPointe Christian Schools

Big Picture Learning at NorthPointe Christian Schools allows students to pursue a regular internship of their interest two days a week and delve into project-based learning three days a week. Students are part of a larger student body of NorthPointe Christian Schools that provides athletic and extracurricular opportunities.


3101 Leonard St. NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616-942-0363 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

  • Forest Hills Public Schools – Goodwillie Environmental School | 8400 2 Mile Road NE, Ada, MI 49301 | 616-493-8633
  • Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School – Evergreen Program | 1630 Griggs St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 |616-574-5900
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Academy of Business, Leadership & Entrepreneurship | 421 Fountain St. Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-819-2310
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Academy of Design and Construction | 421 Fountain St. Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-819-2310
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Academy of Health, Sciences & Technology | 421 Fountain St. Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-819-2310
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Academy for Modern Engineering | 421 Fountain St. Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-819-2310
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Blandford | 3143 Milo St., NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544 | 616-819-2555
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy Elementary School | 1460 Laughlin NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-819-2550
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy Middle/High School | 1417 Covell Ave, NW 49504 | 616-819-2550
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Center for Economicology at City High Middle School | 1720 Plainfield Av., NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | 616-819-2380
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – City High Middle School | 1720 Plainfield Av., NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | 616-819-2380
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Coit Creative Arts Academy | 617 Coit Av., NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-819-2390
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Gerald R. Ford Academic Center | 851 Madison Av., SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507 | 616-819-2640
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Grand Rapids Montessori | 159 College Av., NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-819-2405
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Grand Rapids Montessori High | 421 Fountain St., NE 49503 | 616-819-2310
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – North Park Montessori |3375 Cheney Av., NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | 616-819-2848
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Public Museum High School | 54 Jefferson St. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-819-6450
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Public Museum Middle School | 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-819-3600
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Ridgemoor Park Montessori | 2555 Inverness Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49546  | 616-819-2950
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy | 3859 Chamberlain Av., SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508 | 616-819-3095
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Southwest Community Campus | 801 Oakland Ave., SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-819-2947
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – University Prep Academy | 512 S Division Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-819-1010
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Zoo School | 1300 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-819-3344
  • Grandville Calvin Christian Schools – Ambassador High | 3750 Ivanrest Ave. SW Grandville MI 49418 | 616-538-0990
  • Kent Innovation High | 1655 E. Beltline, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-363-8010
  • NorthPointe Christian Schools – Big Picture Learning | 3101 Leonard St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-942-0363
  • Rockford Christian Middle School – Environmental Program | 6060 Belding Rd., Rockford, MI 49341 | 616-574-6400
  • Stepping Stones Montessori School | 1110 College NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-451-8627
  • West Michigan Academy of Environmental Sciences | 4463 Leonard St. NW Walker, MI 49534 | 616-791-7454
  • West Michigan Aviation Academy | 5363 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | 616-446-8886


Private schools are established, maintained, and supported by private individuals or a corporation. This structure allows these schools to operate independently, choose their own curriculum, and offer specialized programs or those geared toward particular religious beliefs if they desire. Because they are independently run, private schools are not required to accept all applicants and may be selective in their acceptance procedures.

Grand Rapids Christian Schools

Nearly 2300 students from diverse cultural, economic, and spiritual backgrounds find their place at Grand Rapids Christian Schools. Our teachers create dynamic classes that meet the needs of students with different learning styles to ensure all students achieve at their potential. Students graduate from Grand Rapids Christian Schools prepared to engage, serve, and make a meaningful impact on their communities and around the world.

Our five campuses in Grand Rapids and Rockford provide preschool through high school students with a variety of learning opportunities including Spanish Immersion and a hands-on environmental program for middle school students. Students at every level are nurtured academically, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.  

At Grand Rapids Christian, our mission is to prepare students to be effective servants of Christ in contemporary society. Ultimately, our graduates are well prepared for today’s world and tomorrow’s expectations.

By using their gifts to glorify God and pursue personal faith, graduates of Grand Rapids Christian Schools will be…

Disciples of Christ – Prepared to follow Christ with faithfulness, resilience, and humility in a broken but hopeful world.

Culturally Competent – Prepared to engage with a diverse range of people and ideologies.

Communicators and Collaborators – Prepared to work in a team environment, articulate ideas, and consider multiple viewpoints.

Justice Seekers – Prepared to actively pursue greater wholeness in the world by working for justice and practicing stewardship.

Creative Solution Finders – Prepared to identify issues, engage in critical thinking, and persistently work toward solutions.

Lifelong Explorers – Prepared to live a life of discovery and wonder in God’s world.


Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School – Iroquois Campus | 1508 Alexander St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | (616) 574-6565
Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School – Evergreen Campus | 1630 Griggs St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | (616) 574-6015
Rockford Christian School | 6060 Belding Rd | Rockford, MI 49341 | (616) 574-6438
Grand Rapids Christian Middle School |2036 Chesaning Dr SE |Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | (616) 574-6015
Grand Rapids Christian High School | 2300 Plymouth Ave SE |Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | (616) 574-5605


“Grand Rapids Christian Schools has been one of, and perhaps the best investment I’ve made in my life. My wife and I believe that the single most important task that the Lord has given us is to raise our children to love and live for Him. The K-12 education each of my kids received at GRCS was not only excellent, but more importantly – much more importantly – it helped to instill a Christ-centered worldview in each of them. They are now grown, but the Christian foundation that the excellent teachers at GRCS helped to instill in them remains. I am grateful to be a part of what God has done and is doing in and through Grand Rapids Christian Schools.”

Jim and Jan Bush

Legacy Christian School

At Legacy Christian School we are “Preparing Christ-Followers and Kingdom-Builders”! All preschool-8th grade students will receive:
• Quality Faith-based education
• Academic Excellence
• Inclusive Education
• Loving Community
• Multi-Age Classroom Buddies
• Weekly Worship / Small Groups

LCS is happy to offer a Spanish Immersion option beginning in Kindergarten. This immersion program is a method of educating children by instructing them in the Spanish language so they become bilingual.

Now taking registrations for 2019-2020!
• 3 and 4 year old preschool
• Young 5’s
• English Kindergarten-8th Grade
• Spanish Immersion Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Call us today to schedule a personal tour to see all that Legacy Christian can offer your family!


67 68th St SW | Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(616) 455-3860 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Tri-Unity Christian School

Tri-Unity Christian Schools – A Unique Spiritual and Academic Environment preparing Spirit-filled Christian Leaders for life.  Tri-unity Christian aspires to redefine the future of education by partnering with the church and home to graduate academically excellent disciples of Jesus Christ.

Tri-Unity offers:

• Preschool – 12th grade on one campus
• 3 and 4 year old Preschool
• AP classes/partnership with Grace Christian University
• Missions opportunities
• Homeschool Program
• Weekly worship
• Closed campus with key FOB entry

Experience this intimate community. Call to schedule a personal tour to see how your student can excel at Tri-unity Christian School!


5353 Wilson Ave SW | Wyoming MI 49418
(616)-532-8827  | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Trinitas Classical School

trinitas classical school

Now enrolling full-time and homeschool students in grades K-8

Trinitas Classical School is a community of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians committed to educating children in an environment that is both academically challenging and joyful.

Our approach to education is multi-directional, looking to both past and present to prepare students for the future. We employ a classical education distinguished by memorization and conversation around great ideas, which equips students with “the lost tools of learning.” Uniting this with the best contemporary tools of education and intentional character education, Trinitas prepares its students for lives well-lived.


1934 52nd St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 855-6518 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

West Side Christian School

West Side Christian is a preschool-8th grade school whose mission is to provide a quality Christ-centered education to all of its students. A Christian emphasis is threaded through our entire curriculum. Students are taught about every aspect of God’s creation, and we’re pleased to offer nature preschool, outdoor education opportunities, and an on-site nature preserve and garden.

WSCS also offers Little Sprouts Childcare, a flexible, affordable, year-round childcare/development center offering preschool wraparound, before/after school, school vacation, snow day, and summer vacation care.

Come discover how your child’s growth will be nurtured and developed within our school community!


955 Westend NW | Grand Rapids MI 49504
616-453-3925 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Ada Christian School

At Ada Christian School we educate the whole child – mind, body and soul in Christian community.

Preschool through 8th grade students experience

  • Faith-based education
  • Exceptional fine arts
  • Weekly chapel and small groups
  • A multi-age campus community
  • Rigorous academics

Integrated Outdoor Education

Our 37-acre classroom provides all students with a unique learning experience through caring for our resident goats and chickens, planting and harvesting in our greenhouses and gardens, tracking solar and wind energy, exploring our Native American and Pioneer Villages, and observing our various ecosystems.

Now Enrolling!
3’s, 4’s & Young 5’s
Progressive & 5-Day Kindergarten
1st-8th grades

Schedule a tour today!


6206 Ada Dr. SE | Ada, MI 49301
(616) 676-1289 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Saint Robert Catholic School

At St. Robert, our mission is to provide a premier Catholic education that empowers every student to develop into the individual God created him/her to be through a culture designed to nurture each student’s relationship with Christ.

We are also a STEM school, providing students with a year of challenging and fun-filled religious and STEM learning experiences that will enhance the total development of the child spiritually, socially, intellectually, and physically.

Enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year:

* Preschool 3’s
* Preschool 4’s
* Young 5’s
* Kindergarten & First Grade
(adding a grade each year to become Preschool through 8th grade)

* Before and After School Care Available

For more information, contact Liz Peters at [email protected]


6477 Ada Dr | Ada MI 49301
616-455-4966 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

NorthPointe Christian Schools

NorthPointe Christian Schools is passionate about making sure every one of our students – preschool through high school – reaches his or her full, God-given potential. We pair academic excellence with a Christ-centered environment to reach our mission of “equipping students to impact their world for Jesus Christ.” NorthPointe teachers love and serve Jesus wholeheartedly and are dedicated to nurturing each student spiritually and academically.

NorthPointe Christian programs include:

  • Spanish Immersion (through middle school)
  • 3s and 4s Preschool
  • Nature-Based Preschool
  • Intergenerational Preschool
  • Young Fives
  • Home & School Hybrid
  • Before/After Care
  • 6th Grade Bridge Year
  • High School/College Dual Enrollment
  • Big Picture Learning (hands-on, internship-based)


540 Russwood Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 363-4869 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Our Savior Lutheran School

Since 1955, Our Savior Lutheran School has been recognized for excellent Christ-centered academics at an affordable price. Our Savior Lutheran School’s classic approach to education develops critical thinking, while small class size allows for individual attention.

Each day begins with God’s word providing the comforting message of salvation through Jesus Christ. The rich musical heritage of the Christian church is further emphasized through classes dedicated to music, choir, and band. Athletics, drama, and after school activities help develop a positive, loving work ethic grounded in the Bible preparing children for an active life of service for the good of all.


1916 Ridgewood Ave SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 949-0710 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

AnchorPoint Christian School

SEARCHING for an Adventure in Learning for Your GRKID?

You’ve just DISCOVERED your Affordable PreK-Grade 6 School with Student Daycare.


  • 2- or 3-day schedule
  • 9:00–11:30 AM


  • 8:30-11:45 AM

GRADES 1-6  

  • 8:30 AM-3:30 PM


  • 7:00 AM-5:30 PM


  • January 22 & April 16, 2020
  • 6:30-7:30 PM

EMAIL us at [email protected]


601 36th St SW | Wyoming, MI 49509 (just west of the 131 Expressway)
(616) 608-4006 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Catholic Schools - Diocese of Grand Rapids

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities inspiring young people across West Michigan 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.

Scholarships are available.


360 Division Ave. S | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 246-0590 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Byron Center Christian School

Byron Center Christian School seeks to provide an excellent education, rooted in God’s Word, preparing students for lifelong service in God’s Kingdom.

We strive to partner with parents to help each student succeed academically, but also to grow socially, emotionally and spiritually. It is our desire to teach using God’s Word as the basis for everything we do!


8840 Byron Center Avenue SW | Byron Center, MI 49315
616-878-3347 WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Private, Religious Schools in Kent County & Ottawa County

  • Ada Christian School | 6206 Ada Dr. SE Ada, MI 49301 | 616-676-1289
  • Adams Protestant Reformed Christian School | 5539 Byron Center Ave., Wyoming, MI 49519 | 616-531-0748
  • Algoma Christian School | 14471 Sparta Ave, Kent City, MI 49330 | 616-678-7480
  • Allendale Christian Schools | 11050 64th Ave, Allendale, MI 49401 | 616-895-5108
  • All Saints Academy  | Elementary – 2233 Diamond Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | 616-447-2997; Middle School – 1110 Four Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525  | 616-363-7725
  • AnchorPoint Christian School | 601 36th St SW Wyoming, MI 49509 | 616-608-4006
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School | 6393 Belmont Ave NE, Belmont, MI, 49306 | 616-361-5483
  • Borculo Christian School | 6830 96th Ave. Zeeland, MI 49464 |   616-875-8152
  • Byron Center Christian Schools | 8840 Byron Center Avenue SW Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-878-3347
  • Calvary Schools of Holland | Elementary & Middle School – 518 Plasman Ave. Holland, MI 49423 | 616-396-4494; High School – 6047 147th Ave Holland, MI  49423 | 616-396-0248
  • Catholic Central High School | 319 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 | 616-233-5800
  • Catholic Schools – Diocese of Grand Rapids | 360 Division Ave. S Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | (616) 246-0590
  • Corpus Christi Catholic School | 12100 Quincy St, Holland, MI 49424 | 616-994-9864
  • Covenant Christian High School | 1401 Ferndale Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49534 | 616-453-5048
  • Divine Providence Academy | 18768 8th Ave, Conklin, MI 49403 | 616-899-5300
  • Dutton Christian School | North Campus – 6729 Hanna Lake Caledonia, MI 49316; South Campus – 6980 Hanna Lake Caledonia, MI 49316 | 616-698-8660
  • Eastside Christian School | 2792 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506 | 616-942-2939
  • Grand Haven Christian Schools | 1102 Grant Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417 | 616-842-5420
  • Grand Rapids Christian Schools | Multiple Locations | 616-574-6000
  • Grand Rapids Hebrew Academy | 2615 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506 | 616-957-0770
  • Grand Rapids Adventist Academy | 1151 Oakleigh Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 | 888-791-3108
  • Grandville Calvin Christian Schools | Preschool/Elementary – 3934 Wilson Ave., SW Grandville, MI 49418 | 616-538-9710; Middle/High School – 3740 Ivanrest Ave., SW Grandville, MI 49418 |  616-531-7400
  • Heritage Christian Schools | 6340 Autumn Dr, Hudsonville, MI 49426 | 616-669-1773
  • Holland Christian Schools | Multiple Locations | 616-820-2805
  • Holland Adventist Schools | 11385 Ottogan St, Holland, MI 49423 |616-396-5941
  • Holy Spirit School | 2222 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 | 616-453-2772
  • Holy Trinity Catholic School | 1304 Alpine Church Rd NW, Comstock Park, MI, 49321 | 616-784-0696
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran School | 4201 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI, 49509 | 616-538-1122
  • Hope Protestant Reformed Christian School | 1545 Wilson Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49534 | 616-453-9717
  • Hudsonville Christian School | 3435 Oak St, Hudsonville, MI 49426 | 616-669-6689
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School | 1951 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506 | 616-241-4633
  • Jenison Christian School | 7726 Graceland Dr, Jenison, MI 49428 | 616-457-3301
  • Journey Academy | 161 Spaulding Ave SE Ada MI, 49301 | 616-303-0040
  • Lamont Christian School | 5260 Leonard St, Coopersville, MI 49404 | 616-677-1757
  • Legacy Christian School | 67 68th St SW Grand Rapids, MI 49548 | 616-455-3860
  • Libertas Christian School | 5181 64th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426 | 616-669-2270
  • Living Stones Academy | 1415 Lyon Street NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-803-9654
  • NorthPointe Christian Schools | 540 Russwood Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | 616-363-4869
  • Our Lady of Consolation School | 4865 11 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI, 49341 | 616-866-0931
  • Our Savior Lutheran School | 1916 Ridgewood Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-949-0710
  • Plymouth Christian Schools | Elementary – 1000 Ball Ave., NE Grand Rapids, Mi 49505 | 616-458-4367; High School – 965 Plymouth Ave., NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 | 616-454-9481
    The Potter’s House | Elementary/Middle School – 810 Van Raalte Dr SW Grand Rapids, MI 49509 | 616-241-5202; High School – 2465 28th Street Wyoming, MI 49509 | 616-249-8050
  • Rockford Christian School | 6060 Belding Rd, Rockford, MI 49341 | 616-574-6400
  • Sacred Heart Academy | 1200 Dayton St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504| 616-459-0948
  • San Juan Diego Acader | 1650 Godfrey Ave S.W. Wyoming MI 49509 | 616-243-1126
  • South Christian High School | 7979 Kalamazoo Ave Byron Center MI 49315 | 616-455-3210
  • South Olive Christian School | 6230 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424 | 616-875-8224
  • St. Anthony Of Padua Catholic School | 2510 Richmond St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-453-8229
  • St. John Vianney Catholic School | 4101 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509 | 616-532-7001
  • St. John’s Lutheran School | 527 Taylor Ave. Grand Haven, MI 49417 | 616-842-0260
  • St. Mary’s Catholic School | 430 E. Savidge Street. Spring Lake, MI  49456 | 616-842-1282
  • St. Patrick School | 4333 Parnell Ave NE, Ada, MI 49301 | 616-691-8833
  • St Robert Catholic School | 6477 Ada Dr Ada MI 49301 | 616-455-4966
  • St. Stephen Catholic School | 740 Gladstone SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-243-8998
  • St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic School | 1429 Wilcox Park Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-458-4228
  • Tri-Unity Christian School | 5353 Wilson Ave SW Wyoming MI 49418 | 616-532-8827
  • Trinitas Classical School | 1934 52nd St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49508 | 616-855-6518
  • Unity Christian High School | 5900 48th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426 | 616-669-1820
  • West Catholic High School | 1801 Bristol Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 | 616-233-5900
  • West Side Christian School | 955 Westend NW | Grand Rapids MI 49504 | 616-453-3925
  • West Michigan Lutheran High School | 601 36th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509 | 616-455-2200
  • Zeeland Christian School | 334 W Central Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464 | 616-772-2609
  • Zion Christian School | 7555 Byron Center Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-878-9472


The Goddard School

The Goddard School offers the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. Children discover that learning is fun! The Goddard School offers a play-based learning program to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure children become confident, joyful and fully prepared students. The Goddard School introduces STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to help children develop a strong foundation for their future educations.


1544 Macnider Rd SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-954-7550
5820 Bayberry Farms Dr | Grandville, MI 49418 | 616-202-2777
2911 Knapp Street NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-208-9292

Stepping Stones Montessori

Stepping Stones Montessori School provides intentionally prepared environments for children from 12 weeks to 15 years. Highly educated guides respect the individual development of each student.

SSMS nurtures global citizens and guides children to realize their unique potential. Our students are self-directed, responsible, self-aware and self-confident.


1110 College Ave NE | Grand Rapids MI 49503
(616)-451-8627 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK


West Michigan is fortunate to have exceptional public schools that are only increasingly improving in quality. Public schools are often close to home and have the advantage of being tuition free.

Kent County Public Schools

  • Byron Center Public Schools | 8542 Byron Center Ave SW Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-878-6100
  • Caledonia Community Schools | 9753 Duncan Lake Caledonia, MI 49316 | 616-891-8185
  • Cedar Springs Public Schools | 204 E Muskegon St., Cedar Springs, MI 49319 | 616-696-1204
  • Comstock Park Public Schools | 101 School St. NE Comstock Park, MI 49321 | 616-254-5001
  • East Grand Rapids Public Schools | 2915 Hall St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-235-3535
  • Forest Hills Public Schools | 6590 Cascade Rd. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-493-8800
  • Godfrey Lee Public Schools | 1324 Burton Street SW, Wyoming MI  49509 | 616-241-4722
  • Godwin Heights Public Schools | 15 36th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49548 | 616-252-2090
  • Grandville Public Schools | 3839 Prairie Street SW, Grandville, MI 49418 | 616-254-6550
  • Kelloggsville Public Schools | 242 52nd Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548 | 616-538-7460
  • Kenowa Hills Public Schools | 2325 4 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544 | 616-784-2511
  • Kent City Community Schools | 200 North Clover Street  Kent City, MI 49330 | 616-678-7714
  • Kentwood Public Schools | 5820 Eastern AveKentwood, MI 49508 | 616-455-4400
  • Lowell Area Schools | 300 High Street Lowell, MI 49331 | 616-987-2500
  • Northview Public Schools | 4365 Hunsberger Avenue Northeast Grand Rapids, MI | 616-363–6861
  • Rockford Public Schools | 350 N. Main Street Rockford, MI 49341 | 616-863-6320
  • Sparta Area Schools | 465 S. Union St. Sparta, MI 49345 | 616-887-8253
  • Thornapple Kellogg Schools | 10051 Green Lake Road, Middleville, MI 49333 | 269-795-3313
  • Wyoming Public Schools | | 3575 Gladiola SW, Wyoming MI 49519 | 616-530-7550

Ottawa County Public Schools

  • Allendale Public Schools | 10505 Learning Lane Allendale, MI 49401 | 616-892-5570
  • Coopersville Area Public Schools | 198 East Street Coopersville, MI 49404 | 616-997-3200
  • Grand Haven Public Schools | 1415 Beechtree StreetGrand Haven, MI 49417 | 616-850-5000
  • Hamilton Community Schools | 4815 136th Avenue, Hamilton MI 49419 | 269-751-5148
  • Holland Public Schools | 320 West 24th StreetHolland, MI 49423 | 616-494-2000
  • Hudsonville Public Schools | 3886 Van Buren, Hudsonville, MI  49426 | 616-669-1740
  • Jenison Public Schools | 8375 20th Ave. Jenison, MI 49428 | 616-457-8890
  • Saugatuck Public Schools | 201 Randolph Street Douglas, MI 49406 | 269-857-1444
  • Spring Lake Public Schools | 345 Hammond Street Spring Lake, Michigan 49456 | 616-846-5500
  • West Ottawa Public Schools | 1138 136th Ave, Holland MI 49424 | 616-786-2050
  • Zeeland Public Schools | 183 W. Roosevelt Ave.  Zeeland, MI 49464 | 616-748-3000


Virtual schools offer education and instruction primarily through online methods. They can be publicly or privately funded and therefore, depending on the school, can be categorized as public, private, or charter schools. This means that some virtual schools are free and others require tuition.

  • Clonlara School | 1289 Jewett, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 | 734-769-4511
  • K12 | Five Virtual Academies Available in Michigan| 866-968-7512
  • Michigan Connections Academy | 3950 Heritage Ave., Okemos, MI 48864 | 1-800-382-6010
  • Michigan Virtual School | 920 Municipal Way Lansing, MI 48917-6872 | 888-532-5806
  • Virtual Learning Academy of St. Clair County | 1520 Michigan Road, Port Huron Twp., MI 48060 | 810-364-8990
  • Westwood Cyber High School | 3601 Janet St, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125 | 313-565-0288


Homeschool is a growing community in West Michigan. With the resources available to families today, it’s easier than ever to educate your kids at home and enjoy a strong community atmosphere with other homeschool families.

HSB, Inc.

Whether you’re a home educator, tutoring, or just looking for enrichment for your child, our facility should be your first stop! HSB, Inc. has been providing information, resources, and networking opportunities for area families and home educators in West Michigan since 1999. We are a local nonprofit, proud to have a tremendously wide reaching and positive impact in our community.

We offer a wide variety of academic and enrichment classes as well as two onsite bookstores. The options for structuring your child’s education, utilizing our resources, are limitless!

Contact us today to learn more!


5625 Burlingame Ave SW | Wyoming, MI 49509
616-532-9422 ext. 4 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK


All of our kids have different strengths and different challenges. Academic support programs and tutoring options can give a child extra tools to master their skills.

Whether your kid may need some extra math guidance or reading support, these greater Grand Rapids academic enrichment programs can help.


Mathnasium teaches children of all skill levels to understand and master math. We boost grades, build confidence, and develop critical thinking for today and for their future.

At Mathnasium, we believe that every child has the ability to be successful in math. It’s a matter of teaching it the way that makes sense to them. When math makes sense, children leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math.

Mathnasium offers the finest mathematics instruction worldwide. We utilize a time-tested approach that provides initial and ongoing assessments, customized learning plans, personalized instruction, and guided practice to build each student’s math understanding and skills. We don’t believe in rote memorization of tables and procedures; we teach children how to truly understand math.

As students gain a greater understanding of math, they become excited about the subject. Excitement leads to passion, and passion leads to growth. At Mathnasium, we have helped tens of thousands of children grow to not only understand math, but to love it as well. Teaching math is not just what we do, it’s all we do. We’re the authority in math education, growing to over 1000 centers worldwide with 3 locations locally to serve you. Start your child’s transformation today!

Tutoring/Enrichment – SAT/ACT Prep – Homework Help


6101 Kalamazoo Avenue Southeast #B1 | Kentwood, MI 49508 (Kentwood)
6080 28th St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 (Grand Rapids East)
5020 East Beltline NE, #103C | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (Grand Rapids North)

616-541-5150 (Kentwood)
616-956-5600 (Grand Rapids East)
616-710-2135 (Grand Rapids North)

WEBSITE (Kentwood)

WEBSITE (Grand Rapids East)

WEBSITE (Grand Rapids North)

FACEBOOK (Kentwood)

FACEBOOK (Grand Rapids East)

FACEBOOK (Grand Rapids North)

“I enrolled my 3rd grade son due to his difficulty in keeping up with math skills in school. This led to frustration and discontent with school altogether. In as little as four months, his confidence and willingness to work on math has improved dramatically. He has also showed significant gains on his MAP test. More importantly, he enjoys attending Mathnasium and feels that the instructors are patient with him when learning new skills We are planning to continue his twice weekly sessions throughout the summer and the upcoming academic year. Thank you Mathnasium!”

Outside the Box: Creative Tutoring

At Outside the Box: Creative Tutoring, we believe that the secret to unlocking a student’s potential lies in the ability to be silly, personable, and creative with how we teach.  We have skilled tutors to help with every grade level and subject, preK-12, including ASL, art, mental health coaching, drama, Spanish, and advanced math and science.  We work with teachers to ensure we are covering what will best help the students succeed in the classroom, and we make it fun. Our students enjoy sessions with us and look forward to tutoring every week.


Libraries around Greater Grand Rapids
616-259-0539 | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

“The tutors at Outside the Box have been invaluable to my family! The knowledgeable and supportive assistance my daughter receives weekly gives her a real boost of confidence, not to mention the extra help keeps her on the honor role! I can’t count how many times I have reminded my daughter that it’s tutoring night and she has responded “thank goodness!””

Beth, Jenison, MI

Kumon Math & Reading Center

Kumon is a supplemental program for preschool through high school students which prepares them for high school, especially standardized testing and the SAT by ensuring that they know math and have excellent reading skills. Kids study at the center twice a week and get worksheets to do at home on other days. Kids go from struggling or average students to those studying far above grade level.


6810 Old 28th St, Suite 6 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 977-0729WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

  • Grand Rapids Tutors |1451 Lake Dr. SE P.O. Box 68661 Grand Rapids, MI 49516 | 616-481-8168
  • Kumon Math & Reading Center | 6810 Old 28th St, Suite 6 | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | (616) 977-0729
  • Mathnasium | Locations in Grand Rapids and Kentwood | 616-541-5150 (Kentwood), 616-956-5600 (Grand Rapids East), 616-710-2135 (Grand Rapids North)
  • New Chapter Learning | 4083 Eagle Rock Ct. SW, Grandville, MI 49418 | ​616-534-1385
  • Outside the Box: Creative Tutoring | Libraries around Greater Grand Rapids | 616-259-0539
  • Sylvan Learning Center |3910 Burton St Se Ste 102 Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-552-8179


If your child needs a little extra support to  thrive in school, West Michigan has several options. From ADHD screenings to autism support, there are services available to help your student succeed!

  • Autism Family Network | 445 Standale Plaza ​Grand Rapids MI  49534 | 616-426-9467
  • Autism Support of Kent County | P.O. 150348 Grand Rapids, MI 49515 | 616-752-8577
  • Brains | 3292 North Evergreen Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-365-8920
  • Neurocore Brain Performance Centers | 2040 East Beltline Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 800-600-4096
  • Pine Rest ADHD Assessments | Several Locations through Grand Rapids and the Lakeshore | 866-852-4001


These schools, also known as year round schools, often offer shorter summer breaks in exchange for longer breaks in the fall, winter and spring. Many families prefer this schedule as it lessens the chance for “summer brain drain” and keeps kids stimulated year round. With mini breaks spread throughout the year, families can also plan vacations that wouldn’t cause a child to miss school.

Jenison International Academy

Jenison International Academy is a free fully accredited school that offers online and face-to-face learning opportunities through Jenison Public Schools. We strive to provide an engaging learning environment, preparing our students with the competitive skills necessary to thrive in our ever-changing global society. Our staff is devoted to student outreach beyond a traditional school environment. Our mission statement truly defines JIA and the approach for learning by providing an engaging personalized education, bringing the home, school, and world together.

STEAM Tech Academy is a K-6 Project-Based Learning Elementary school through JIA. First through sixth grade students are provided face-to-face instruction five days per week to complete STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) based problem-solving challenges as well as schoolwork in the core areas.

Kindergartners take part in a blended program that includes three days of face-to-face instruction and two days of online learning. Students are empowered to discover and explore interests, imagine and design solutions to real-world challenges, and develop their creativity through art and free-play.

Program Highlights:
* “Hands On, Minds On” Philosophy
* Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Science (Problem-Based, Discovery Curriculum)
* Project-Based Learning
* Genius Hour/Maker Space Sessions for Discovery
* School-Wide Design Challenges
* Lego League Challenges
* Structured and Free Play Opportunities
* Elective Options with over 50 Community Partners

Enrollment for Fall is now open!

Upcoming informational meetings: February 7 at 5:30 PM and March 19 at 5:30 PM.


800 Connie St. | Jenison MI 49428

What is your favorite part about being in JIA?
“We love the close relationship between JIA staff and the family members. We love the individualized attention each student receives. But most of all we love being able to do school at home on our terms.”

-Laurie Owen, JIA Parent

  • Caledonia Community Schools – Emmons Lake Elementary | 8950 Kraft Ave Caledonia, MI 49316| 616-528-8100
  • Grand Rapids Christian Elementary – Evergreen Campus | 1630 Griggs St. SE  Grand Rapids, MI 49506 | 616-574-5900
  • Jenison Public Schools – Jenison International Academy | 800 Connie St. Jenison MI 49428 | 616-457-8477
  • Ridge Park Charter Academy | 4120 Camelot Ridge Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-222-0093
  • Zeeland Public Schools – Zealand Quest | 175 West Roosevelt  Zeeland, MI 49464 | 616-748-3050

Do you have experience with any of the schools listed? Do you know of one we forgot? Please, share your experiences with us by leaving a comment!

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