The Artful Way

Please take a moment to check out the new Way Art website! Here you will find helpful tools to guide art exploration at home as well as information regarding projects, monthly challenges, and volunteer opportunities.

Way Elementary School

Belief sets are at play in every school. Some refer to it as a vision, others to a mission. Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.



In This We Believe at Way Elementary

  • Focusing students on the learning vs. the work
  • Teaching for understanding vs. mere knowledge
  • Encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
  • Promoting independence vs. dependence
  • Developing a growth vs. fixed mindset

Want to learn more? Please feel free to contact us for an appointment and tour.

Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision making so intense you can escape only by thinking.  - Fred Friendly


  • Way Halloween Parade - October 31

    Posted October 20, 2014

    The Halloween Parade scheduled for October 31 is quickly approaching. Our parade will begin at 10:45 am. Parents are asked to wait outside for photo opportunities as students will make their way outside to the front circle. Please do not block the area near the front doors. Before the costuming is complete, I want to make you aware of our costume guidelines:
    Think in these terms:

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  • Make A Difference Day

    Saturday, October 25, 2014
    Posted October 2, 2014

    Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 25, 2014
    To Benefit The Greening of Detroit
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    This year we are excited to partner with The Greening of Detroit for our Make a Difference Day project. Please come out and help us to restore the tree canopy in Metro Detroit. The mission of the organization is to inspire growth of a healthy urban community through trees, green space, food, education, training, and job opportunities.

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  • Way Elementary Shoe Drive

    Posted October 17, 2014

    “I think that kids will feel really awesome then they get the shoes people donated!” Eli Fox, 4th grade student exclaimed, “I donated a couple pairs of shoes.”

    Students at Way Elementary are participating in a shoe drive. All students in Bloomfield Hills Schools are welcome to participate. Please drop off your donations at Way Elementary by Tuesday, October 21.

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  • Fun Run Success!

    Posted October 13, 2014

    Way Elementary students enjoyed a two mile Fun Run that circled the neighborhood and back to the school. Families and friends joined in the run too, some keeping pace with the fastest runners, others walking, pushing strollers, or pulling wagons. Participants cheered each other on and celebrated the event by and wearing Way Spirit Wear.

    For more photos click here.


TueOct 28

DAERR with Dr. Jay Marks

District Calendar
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FriOct 31

Half Day AM K12

District Calendar
  • Elementary - 12:20pm
  • Middle School - 11:35am
  • BHHS - 11:00am
  • Bowers Academy - 11:40am

WAY Halloween Parade

Way Elementary School Calendar
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

After School at Way

  • Academic Games - Room 13 (Sept. 22 - Dec. 6)
  • Robotics (K & 1) - Room 12 (Sept. 22 - Nov. 10)
  • Gymnastics - Gym (Sept. 22- Dec. 15) No Class Nov. 17
  • Floor Hockey - Gym (Sept. 23-Oct. 28)
  • Basketball (Sept. 24 - Oct. 22) - Gym
  • Champion Lacrosse - Field (Oct. 22 - Nov. 5)
  • Young Rembrandts - (Sept. 24 - Oct. 15) (Oct. 29 - Nov. 19)
  • Chess Wizards - (Oct. 2 - Dec. 18) No class Nov. 20 & Nov. 27
  • Fun with Panda (Oct. 2 - Dec. 4) No class Nov. 20 & Nov. 27
  • Musical Theater - Gym (Oct. 2 - Dec. 18) No class Nov. 20 & Nov. 27
  • Yoga Blooms - (Oct. 2-Oct. 30)


  • Cheer, Dance & Pom - Gym (Sept. 26 - Nov. 14)
  • Flag Football - Fields (Sept. 19 - Oct. 24)

Way Elementary
765 West Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302
Main:  248.341.7800
Attendance: 248.341.7810  

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Building Hours
Class 9:05am to 3:55pm
Half Days Dismissal at 12:20pm

7:00am to 9:00am
3:55pm to 6:00pm
Office 8:00am to 4:30pm

Adam Scher, Principal
Elaine Bosin, Secretary

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