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 Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.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

    Posted September 30, 2014

    Click the link below for a newsletter from our Physical Education Teacher, Lindsey Tocco.

  • Way Fun Run

    Posted September 30, 2014

    Please join us for Way's annual Fun Run on Friday, October 10th at 10 a.m. on the circle drive.

    The Fun Run (walk) is a 2 mile neighborhood course behind Way Elementary. Strollers, wagons, and all family members are welcome to walk or run the course with the students. Please no roller skates or pets.

    Have your child wear appropriate socks, gym shoes and Way Spirit Wear or Blue and White to celebrate the event.


FriOct 03

Yom Kippur begins at sundown

District Calendar
5:00 PM
WedOct 08

FFLA Committee Meeting

District Calendar
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Board of Education Meeting

District Calendar
7:00 PM - 10:00 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
  • 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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