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 Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.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


  • Congratulations Sydney & Ella!

    Posted October 29, 2014

    Sydney Faulkner, a 4th grade student at Way Elementary, won first place in the Bloomfield Township Fire Department essay contest! Congratulations to Ella Tupper as well, who won third place! The topic for this year's contest was, "Working smoke alarms save lives - Test yours every month." Faulkner received an I-Pod Touch and a ride to school in the fire engine.

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  • Book Drive for Lincoln Elementary

    Posted October 23, 2014

    The second-grade classes, along with the Way PTO, are starting a service project and would love the help of the entire school. Our plan is for Way School to donate books to Lincoln Elementary School in Warren. Money donated by each grade level will be used to purchase books for the corresponding grade level at Lincoln Elementary. Our hope is for as many students as possible to find some way to earn two dollars at home to donate toward the purchase of the books. Students may do chores or other tasks to earn the money. Anyone who wishes to participate will have until Monday, November 3, to bring the money to school. Once the books are purchased, students will be given the opportunity to write a positive message in the books. We’re looking forward to helping another school continue to encourage a love for reading in its students.

  • Computer and Electronic Recycling Day

    November 19, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Posted October 29, 2014

    Have an old computer or other electronic that is unused and in your way? Bring it with you to parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, November 19 or drop it off in the outdoor bin from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    The students at Way Elementary want you to collect those old electronics and help our school. Our Way community has an inexpensive opportunity to safely and properly dispose of computers and small electronics. Computer Recyclers, a Michigan firm, works with many other schools and non-profits. They will collect our product at no charge. They also guarantee that no component will end up in a landfill and all personal information will be destroyed. This firm works with many other schools and non-profits and will collect our product at no charge to the district. Support our “Green “ efforts and keep e-waste out of landfills. GO GREEN!

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  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    November 17 - 21, 2014
    Posted October 29, 2014

    Parent/Teacher conferences will be held the week of November 17. Please sign up with your classroom teacher. Art, Music, P.E. and Spanish teachers will be available to meet on November 19 & 20 from 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.


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
TueNov 04

Election Day - No School K12

District Calendar
7:00 AM - 8:00 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 - Gym  (Oct. 29 - Dec. 17) No class 11/26 & 12/10
  • Champion Lacrosse - Field (Oct. 22 - Nov. 5)
  • Chess Wizards - Room 15 (Oct. 2 - Dec. 18) No class Nov. 20 & Nov. 27
  • Fun with Panda - Room 12 (Oct. 2 - Dec. 4) No class Nov. 20 & Nov. 27
  • Musical Theater - Gym (Oct. 2 - Dec. 18) No class Nov. 20 & Nov. 27


  • Cheer, Dance & Pom - Gym (Sept. 26 - Nov. 14)

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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