Design Thinking, City as Classroom, Museum as Home Base November 19, 2018 7:17 AM

Grand Rapids Public Museum High School now open  Aug 15, 2018

Museum High students see artifacts on first day of school for 2018-19. Updated Aug 20, 2018

Inside a place-based design school. Great Schools, November 2017

Going to school in a museum: Does learning have to happen in a school?, USA Today, May 2, 2017

Today’s schooling techniques “frozen in time”, Grand Rapids Business Journal, January 13, 2017

Grand Rapids Public Museum School celebrates $10M grant. WZZM13, October 19, 2016

GRPS wins $10M grant to expand Museum School. WoodTV8, September 14, 2016

GRPS wins $10 Million Dollar Super School contest. MLive, September 14, 2016

GRPS School is Finalist for $10M Prize. Grand Rapids Business Journal, August 1, 2016

GRPS a Finalist for $10 Million Grant. Wood TV, July 22, 2016

Grand Rapids school is a finalist in $50M contest funded by Steve Jobs’ widow. MLive, July 22, 2016

GR Public Museum School wins City Environmental Services Department’s ‘Be a Basin Buddy’ Student Video Contest. The Rapidian, May 20, 2016

How Grand Rapids could get $10M for Museum School. MLive, November 16, 2015

Investing in What’s Working: GRPS Offers Diverse Options. Rapid Growth, October 15, 2015

GRPS Public Museum School Breaks Down Classroom Walls. School News Network, September 22, 2015

How a 76-foot whale skeleton changes dynamic for students at new Grand Rapids school. MLive, September 7, 2015

Creativity, Collaboration, Community: Building the Culture of the GRPS Museum School. KCAD, September 4, 2015

GRPS Museum School attracting outside students. Wood TV, July 17, 2015

American Alliance of Museums executive recognizes Grand Rapids Public Museum School, April 9, 2015

160 families apply for Grand Rapids Public Museum School. MLive, April 6, 2015

Principal for new Grand Rapids Public Museum School named.  MLive, Jan. 20, 2015

My daughter is so excited about the Museum School! It’s unique and hands-on. We Are GR, Nov., 2014

GRPS’ Museum School approved by Ferris State University Board of Trustees KCAD, Oct. 16, 2014

Museum school takes another step forward WZZM, Oct. 16, 2014

Grand Rapids Public Museum School clears another hurdle to open in 2015 MLive, Oct. 15, 2014

Board of Trustees Take Action on New Museum School in Grand Rapids Ferris, Oct. 10, 2014

Museum Becomes a Classroom School News Network, Sept. 16, 2014

Grand Rapids school board moves new Museum School forward for next year MLive, Sep. 2, 2014

New museum school offers students a more hands-on approach GVSU, Aug. 27, 2014

New Grand Rapids Museum School would open with 60 sixth-graders in 2015 MLive, Aug. 19, 2014

GRPS to present proposal for new Museum School Wood TV, Aug. 19, 2014

GRPS, Public Museum and Kendall team up to create a school Grand Rapids Business Journal, Aug. 23, 2013


IMMERSE brings classes to the Grand Rapids Public Museum for a full week, so that students can use the Museum as their classroom and take their love of learning to a new level. It is an excellent example of the type of experience students will have attending the Public Museum School.

My Town: IMMER5E museum exhibit to open at Harrison Park School WZZM, Apr. 15, 2014

Grand Rapids students to unveil Grand River-inspired art exhibition MLive, Apr. 11, 2014

Public museum becomes a classroom for Grand Rapids schools students for a week MLive, Nov. 15, 2013



Dr Christopher Hanks

Christopher Hanks, Ph.D.

Tricia Mathes
Assistant Principal

Kimberly Rowland
Learning Experience Coordinator

Jennifer Teaker
Head Secretary

Matthew Beresford
Executive Director of PK, Elementary and K8 Instructional Support and Child Discovery Liaison