Wing Lake Developmental Center

Wing Hills School In Michigan for Developmental Differences

Wing Lake staff is extremely proud of their reputation for providing quality educational programming for students with special needs. Wing Lake services Oakland County students with severe cognitive impairments (SCI) and severe multiple impairments (SXI) from three through twenty-six years of age. The school is open for instruction year round. Operating costs are covered through a combination of a countywide special education levy and state funding provided to resident school districts. The program is operated by the Bloomfield Hills School District. Eligible students reside within the 28 resident public school districts in Oakland County.

Student at Wing Lake Developmental Center for Special Needs

Wing Lake provides a comprehensive educational program in a caring and supportive environment where each student's fullest potential is the staff's greatest concern. An educational team evaluates the student's abilities in the developmental areas of gross motor, fine motor, self-care, language and pre-academic skills: math, reading, science and social studies. An Individual Educational Plan is written to meet the needs of each student. Long-range goals and short-term objectives are developed and progress is continually monitored. Along with therapies our program also provides activities including adaptive physical education, music, swimming, community-based instruction, student council, and prevocational activities. Nursing staff is also available to monitor student health concerns. At Wing Lake we strive to teach as many skills of daily living and self-care as possible to increase independence. Staff also assists our students with transition planning in anticipation of program completion.

We are a nut free school!

Nut Free School in Michigan

Wing Lake would like to thank our parents, students and staff for helping to create a safe environment for our students!

Substitutes Needed!

Wing Lake is looking for qualified year-round substitute teachers. All applicants must have a valid teaching certificate. Please contact Meg Harkonen at (248) 341-5433 or

Wing Lake is looking for year-round substitute Instructional Assistants. Must have a high school diploma. If interested please contact Meg Harkonen at (248) 341-5433 or

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Your children may have recently started watching the Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why", which has sparked a national conversation about mental health and suicide. The series also includes graphic themes of bullying, drug abuse, physical abuse, and sexual assault. These are not subjects to be taken lightly. Please read more for a few tips for navigating this new television series.

Suicide is never the answer. If you know or suspect someone needs help, do not hesitate to contact your neighborhood school staff for help. Another resource to utilize is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or text: 741741.

Unfortunately, young people lack the perspective of time and permanence. Suicide is permanent and often the struggle young people face is temporary. If we can support them through the life crisis they are experiencing, they are highly unlikely to attempt or commit suicide. Please help us help our students by contacting us with any concerns you have. Thank you for your support!

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Wing Lake - Gym, Wing Lake - Hallway, Wing Lake - Multi-Purpose Room, Wing Lake - Room 9


Phone: 248.341.7900
Fax: 248.341.7949

Thomai Gersh
Supervisor of Special Education

Joyce Jones

Kimberly Todd

Pam Schoemer
Director of Special Education


Class 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Office 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Wing Lake Developmental Center
6490 Wing Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

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