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 Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.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


  • “Farmer for a Day”

    Posted September 15, 2014

    Elementary students from Lone Pine, Way, Eastover and Conant experienced being a “Farmer for a Day” at Bowers Farm! Students harvested vegetables in the garden, learned about selling produce at the farm stand, saw how a hay elevator works in the hayloft, took a wagon ride tour of the grounds, collected eggs in the poultry barn, groomed ponies, bottle fed baby goats, and more! Click here to view photos.

  • Picture Day at Way

    September 23, 2014
    Posted September 11, 2014

    Picture Day: Tuesday, September 23
    Picture Day ID: LM624407Y0

    Picture Day is easy with

    • Parents can create their own package from the expanded online selection.
    • Quickly order and pay for portraits online.
    • Pay by credit card.

    Go to

    Picture re-take day is November 7. Questions, please call Lifetouch at 800-927-5221.


TueSep 23

WAY Picture Day

Way Elementary School Calendar
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
WedSep 24

FFLA Committee Meeting

District Calendar
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

District Calendar
5:00 PM

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
  • no classes
  • 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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