Phone:(616) 819-2555 - Fax: (616) 819-5243
Open House for 5th Graders interested in Blandford School for the 2014/2015 School Year: December 9th from 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Upcoming Events (Click on Blue Underlined Titles for details)
International Dinner - Thursday, Novemeber 19th 6:30 to 8:30 @ Grand River Room (Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof Center)
Christmas Carol - See Calendar of Events
Please feel free to email Assistant Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Maximum Enrollment: 60 Students
Grades Served: Sixth Grade Only
Transportation: Available to residents of Grand Rapids*
* Transportation is available to all residents of Grand Rapids. Students who qualify for transportation will receive letters from Dean Transportation with information about bus stop locations, bus numbers, pickup time and drop off time.
Blandford School Alumni say it is the "coolest school" in Grand Rapids because of the unique hands-on educational experience and natural, historic learning environment. Located at Blandford Nature Center, the classroom is as much in the ponds, streams, woods, and fields as it is in the school building. The place-based curriculum is designed to incorporate the school's natural setting to provide hands-on experiences that fulfill requirements in each subject area. Blandford offers special units of instruction on biology, cartography, computer literacy, rocks and minerals, forestry, Native American culture, Michigan History, pioneer experiences, and so much more. Students also learn how to run their own business by tending to chickens and then marketing and selling eggs.
Please check our FAQ page for more information about our school and our INFO page for current events, newsletters, calendars, lunch menus, and more.
2012-2013 Events (Click on event for Photos/Videos where available)
Camp Roger - October 24th- 26th
Downhill skiing - February 15th at Cannonsburg Ski Area
Tap Sugarbrush Trees - February 13th at Blandford Nature Center
Science Fair- February 14th at Blandford School (Fair starts after school and dinner at 6:00 pm)
Pioneer Day - February 28th at Blandford school and Blandford Nature Center (Email link)
Frogging Night- April 30th at Blandford Nature Center (8:30 pm) Change in date due to weather!!!
BEEP Bazaar - April 30th at Blandford School (6:00 pm) New Students are very welcome to join us!
Wildflower Tea- May 10th at Blandford School (12:30 - 2:30 Parents, grandparents, friends all invited)
Birds and Bages with Rob Keyes- May 17th at Blandford School (7:00 am) CANCELED DUE TO FAMILY EMERGENCY!!! WE HAVE FOUND SOMEONE TO HELP US AND ARE BACK ON! Please be on time and ready to identify all the birds! Blandford Spring Camp - May 28th to June 4th at Ludington State Park