"I get excited when I finish a book so I can make my book tower taller." shares Sophia Stearns, 4th grade student in Mrs. Hall's class. Mrs. Hall was inspired to implement the idea, saying, "The book tower beats the traditional, boring reading logs. Plus, see how impressive this tower will look when it is complete."
News Archives & Points of Pride
"I run really fast and get lots of tokens at recess!", says Brody Kolo, 2nd grader at Conant Elementary with younger brother, Holden. Happy Feet is a PTO sponsored program that motivates students to run laps around the playground with their friends. For every five laps, one foot token is earned and worn on a necklace. Students love it - thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers!
"The whole homecoming experience was really intense and fun. I enjoyed the comradery between the entire school.", describes Bloomfield Hills High School junior, Laine Lord.
"Performing arts is always live, so it's really nice to be part of something that's permanent. I think this mosaic is going to be so beautiful, and will liven up the performing arts hallway," shares Ava Meyer, a Bloomfield Hills High School senior and member of Bloomfield Chorale, one of many musical opportunities available to BHHS students. Performing arts students helped create a mosaic, which upon completion will hang by the entrance into the performing arts wing. At the Dessert Concert, the first concert of the school year featuring the BHHS orchestra, choir and band, families were encouraged to be involved in the creation of the mosaic throughout the evening.
"I highly recommend Dr. Tim!" shares junior Katie Heath, a piccolo player in the BHHS marching band. Nearly fifty band students interested in becoming stronger leaders seized the amazing opportunity to hear Dr. Tim Laughtzinhizer speak at Waterford Kettering High School on the topic of student leadership, as an after school field trip.
- 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
- Five world languages taught: Chinese, 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