About Us

Last Updated: 7/22/2022 3:33 PM

Black River Public School is a not-for-profit school 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 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 handicapped person, or any other basis not permitted by Michigan public schools.

 Distinguishing Characteristics of Black River Include:

A college preparatory liberal arts middle school and high school that employs smaller class size to create an environment thriving on participation, responsiveness, and experiential learning.

A Montessori-based elementary school that fosters student achievement and responsibility in smaller sized classes and individualized learning plans to enhance advancement.

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

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

A school that accommodates individual learning styles.

A public school funded by the State of Michigan and chartered by Grand Valley State University.

An integrated curriculum, demonstrating relationships among fields of study.

Additional Info


Black River Public School admits students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic programs and other school-administered programs. 

491 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: (616) 355-0055

Fax: (616) 355-0057