News Archives & Points of Pride


  • Only district in Michigan to offer tuition-free K-12 IBO curriculum
  • Visible Thinking based on Harvard research
  • Sustainability education and Michigan-certified Green Schools
  • 90% of high school seniors are accepted to their first choice college or university
  • MAP (Maximizing Academic Potential) Services available throughout district
  • BHS graduation rate: 98%; Graduates who attend college or university: 94%
  • Average of 19 annual National Merit Scholars winners
  • SAT and ACT scores are well-above national averages
  • 22 Advanced Placement programs in high school
  • Eight world languages taught: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, German, French, Spanish and American Sign Language
  • 82% of faculty have masters degrees or higher and all teach in their major field of study
  • Elementary school average class size: 19 in grades K-2; 24 in grades 3-5
  • Middle school average class size: 26


  • Award-winning Fine/Performing Arts and Athletics programs
  • E.L. Johnson Nature Center and Charles L. Bowers School Farm offer extended classroom environments for all grades
  • Award-winning radio and television production stations
  • Many academic clubs and activities in which students can participate


  • BHS philosophy of educating the whole child (intellectual, emotional, social)
  • School environments are physically, emotionally and intellectually safe for students
  • Diverse student body supports unity and acceptance
  • Variety of programs offered to constructively resolve conflicts
  • Community service is required for graduation

News Archives

Ananyaa Kumar Earns Perfect ACT Score
Ananyaa Kumar, a junior at Bloomfield Hills High School, has just scored a perfect score on the ACT! Less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earns a 36 composite. Way to go, Ananyaa!
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Sugarbush at the Johnson Nature Center

Students, families and community members enjoyed the annual Sugarbush event at the Johnson Nature Center. Visitors tapped the maple trees, gathered sap, tasted fresh maple syrup and candies, walked the trails, and saw inside the historical log cabin. Guides explained the differences in syrup flavor and color, tree genetics, weather conditions during the maple season, and how sugar is produced in the leaves during photosynthesis and flows down to be stored near the roots during the winter. Read more to view more photos.

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French Festinema

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Détroit, West Hills Middle School students participated in a French film festival called Festinema at Maple Theater in Birmingham. "Students enjoyed "maïs soufflé" and the French film "Ernest et Célestine," Stephanie Potier, WHMS French Teacher says.

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Becky Swain: Educator of the Year

Becky Swain, BHS PREP Program Director, was awarded Educator of the Year by VSA Michigan. "We are so thankful for her continued support of students with disabilities," Pam Schoemer, Special Education Director, says. In addition to Swain's award, many PREP students will be recognized. "Several PREP students were invited to attend the MI Youth Arts Festival in May," Swain shares. "They will be showcasing the short film they are producing through our VSA Artist in Residence Program."

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Full STEAM Ahead!

The Bionic Black Hawks have released the 3rd episode of their TV show "Full STEAM Ahead!" Check it out at Watch experiments with fire conducted by Amanda, Scientist at the Michigan Science Center, and an interview with Dr. England, former NASA astronaut. Each episode has a trivia contest for younger students.

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100 Days Smarter!

Conant Elementary students celebrated the 100th day of school! Classrooms were decorated, class activities had the "100 days smarter" theme, and some students even enjoyed dressing up! Read more to view more photos.

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Bowers School Farm Staff Goes Global

Bowers Farm Guide, Michelle Golembieski, participated in a University of Montana study abroad program in Thailand. She studied various agricultural practices and local sustainable systems. "It was an unforgettable experience! I am definitely looking forward to applying what I've learned to programs at Bowers Farm!" Golembieski says.

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PREP Students Participate in Community Service Project

P.R.E.P. students visited Kirk in the Hills to work with the Senior High Youth Group to create musical instrument collection boxes for Accent Pontiac on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The students enjoyed discussion time, games, and decorated the collection boxes together.

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Students Win Top Prize in Biz Kids Contest

Bloomfield Hills Middle School students, Christian and Melia Hosler and Way Elementary student, Sophia Hosler won first prize in the Biz Kids Contest on the Harry Connick Jr. Show for their business Nooloos! The students won $10,000, a $50,000 branding packing through Ruckus Marketing in New York, Moto 2 Droid Phones, Hasleblad True Zoom, Moto Insta-Share Projectors, JBL Soundboosts and a one year membership to Excel ProClub, a youth mentoring program for entrepreneurs.

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EHMS Student to Compete on Kids Baking Championship Show on Food Network
"Baking is a family tradition. It has been passed down from generation to generation, from my great grandparents to me," says Reese Smith, 5th grade student at East Hills Middle School. "I love experimenting with new recipes. The strawberry peppermint cake is my favorite." Smith is a contestant on season three of Kids Baking Championship! This season premieres on January 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET on Food Network.
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