CENTER FOR ECONOMICOLOGY (6 only)

1720 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Phone: 616-819-2380 | Fax: 616-819-2496

Breakfast 7:45 a.m.
Start Time 8:00 a.m.
Dismissal 2:41 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 10:45 a.m.


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The Center for Economicology Offers an integrated curriculum that encourages social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and academic excellence. Co-located at City High Middle School at the former Creston High School campus. Nearby green space offers many opportunities for outdoor exploration.

Once again, we want to thank you for your continued patience and support during this time. We will need each other to be supportive, flexible, understanding, and healthy to overcome the circumstances to give our students the best experience for their future.  Please walk along with us to ensure a healthy, safe, and productive school year for our students.

Consider the Center for Economicology for your child if:

  • You appreciate respect for one another and the environment.
  • You are seeking teachers who believe in your child’s potential to learn and achieve.
  • Want your child to learn in an environment of high expectations and community standards.
  • You want a curriculum designed to prepare students for college.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

The Center for Economicology is in the top 5% of all Michigan schools on combined measures of student achievement and growth over time. It is also recognized in the top 25 “Coolest Schools in America” by Parent and Child Magazine.

ENGAGING ACTIVITIES

Students at the Center for Economicology participate in engaging hands-on activities including a daily sustainability brainstorm, a daily outdoor connection experience, discussion-based lesson design, soil/water sampling and analysis, and lab experiments.

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Students at the Center for Economicology enhance their learning through innovative, hands-on projects, including:

  • Camping
  • Field studies
  • Recycled art
  • Green home
  • Shelter building and survival
  • Water studies
  • Visiting a wind farm
  • GVSU research vessel

WHAT IS ECONOMICOLOGY?

The term, Economicology, is a combination of the words economy and ecology. Coined by Peter Wege, it can be described as reasoned, respectful, engaged stewardship of the Earth household in service of both people and the planet. There are six guiding principles that drive the philosophy behind our program. The “Six E’s” are:

  1. ECOLOGY
  2. ECONOMICS
  3. EMPATHY
  4. ENVIRONMENT
  5. ETHICS
  6. EDUCATION

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

The Center for Economicology is proud to partner with:

  • Parent Teacher Community Council
  • Community Engagement partners, including GVSU and Huff Park
  • Wege Foundation
  • Groundswell/Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
  • Camp Miniwanca
  • Salmon in Schools, MI DNR
  • West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Adopt-a-Stream