491 Columbia Avenue Holland, MI 49423 • Phone (616) 355-0055 • Fax (616) 355-0057
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With a MISSION of preparing
students for college and life, we have established our school as a
consistent producer of superior results. Black River offers a SMALL school environment with small class
sizes and a CHALLENGING curriculum which
fosters student engagement in their own education and enhances student
responsibility and accountability.
In our middle school, students work in an INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM encompassing
world culture, literature, history and geography, along with
challenging math and science courses.
Because we believe EXPERIENCE to be the best teacher, Black River provides an opportunity outside the traditional classroom setting for all students to learn hands-on. Our PROJECT TERM, unique in the area, is held during the last four weeks of school. During this time students choose from classes covering a wide range of subjects such as: fencing, foreign travel, robotics, money management, comparative law, computer assembly, creative writing, drama, forensic chemistry, linguistics and many other topics. Students have also organized their own independent study projects, such as working for a veterinarian, writing for the newspaper or rebuilding an engine.
Please call anytime to schedule a PERSONAL VISIT of our school, or set up a shadow day for your student.
We look forward to talking with you!
Shannon E. Brunink