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About Black River

Black River Public School is a not-for-profit, public school academy chartered by Grand Valley State University. Located in the historic Holland Furnace building near downtown Holland, Black River serves students in grades K-12. 

Black River is open to all and does not discriminate in its pupil admissions policies or practices on the basis of intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, status as a disabled person, or any other basis not permitted by Michigan public schools.

 Distinguishing Characteristics of Black River Include:

A Montessori-based elementary school that fosters student achievement and responsibility in smaller sized classes and an individualized learning focus to allow the student to advance at a pace that suits their learning.

A college preparatory liberal arts middle school and high school that commits to smaller class sizes and creates an environment that thrives on student participation, responsiveness, and experiential learning.

A school without geographical boundaries where any Michigan student, regardless of school district boundaries, may attend.

A place for any student to experience the joys of learning.

A school that appreciates individual student learning styles.

An integrated curriculum, demonstrating relationships among fields of study with common language that ties them together for understanding.

A safe place for all learners, where value is given to the individuality of all in our community.

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