Excel at Shawmut Hills
Shawmut Hills K-8th boasts a strong sense of community and a healthy Parent Teacher Association. We have a solid history of excellence and a beautiful diversity of learners, making it a great place to work and learn. Shawmut Hills has a unique state-of-the-art, therapy quality Sensory lab for all students, United Way's Schools of Hope Tutoring Program, a free after school program (LOOP), open communication with parents, the biggest school carnival in Grand Rapids, sport and academic clubs of all sorts, a recycling center, many leadership opportunities for students, awesome field trips that cover city and state, middle school service learning, and Junior Achievement. The Shawmut Hills staff works hard to be a resource for families so that they can achieve anything they set their minds to. Some of the other things that attract families to our school are monthly community activities, student fundraisers for local non-profits, community lead Young Authors' Events, lots of volunteer opportunities, an annual Holiday Sing-a-Long for the entire community, y hablamos español!
Award Winning School: Shawmut Hills received the 2009 and 2011 Meijer Good School award for meeting or exceeding nine benchmarks for success. To be considered, schools must meet standards for student achievement and attendance, rigorous curriculum, and school culture.
Academic Excellence: Shawmut Hills has consistently met federal AYP standards for years and earned an “A” grade on the latest Michigan Education Yes report.
School Uniforms: Students at Shawmut Hills follow a uniform dress code, which removes distractions from the classroom, promotes community, and provides a cost saving to families.
After School: Shawmut Hills offers the LOOP After School program with rigorous academic and enrichment programs for all students.
Rules, Safety, Discipline: All GRPS schools provide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Educators emphasize prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. The result is a fair, firm and consistent approach to rules, safety, and discipline.