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Setting the Foundation for Life

Young students love learning at WMAES – because our learning literally has no walls. Throughout the year, students move from classrooms to forests, computers to prairies, and science labs to wetlands.

Our students participate in water sampling, bird watching, plant identification, and a variety of environmentally-based programs, in addition to receiving quality instruction in traditional areas such as reading, writing, math and social studies. Other classes such as Spanish, art, physical education and computer technology provide further stimulation for each child, and creates solid groundwork for a lifelong love of learning.

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science offers affordable before and after school childcare for elementary students. The program allows students to complete homework and interact socially with their peers.

Hi! I’m Kerri Barrett, Elementary Principal at WMAES. kerri-barrett-wmaes

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science has a commitment to excellence. Every member of our staff has a passion for our students and their growth. Together, with families, we are providing our students with the knowledge and experiences that will prepare them for achieving their goal.

Check out our elementary building!

The Dr. Philip A. Wheeler Environmental Center gives students an innovative, creative and engaging environment to experience learning. Take a virtual tour of the building by watching the video.

Elementary News

Volleyball Team Heads to Districts

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science’s volleyball team meets Muskegon Catholic Central in its first district tournament game at Fruitport Calvary Christian in Fruitport, MI tomorrow.  It has been a big year for the Eagles. They went undefeated in their conference and received first place! During regular season play, they [...]

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Happy Principal Appreciation Month

Today we celebrate Mrs. Kerri Barrett, elementary principal, Mr. Nathan VanDuinen, elementary vice principal and Mr. Alan Bosker, secondary principal. All of our principals bring a wealth of experience to WMAES and their passion and commitment is unwavering. They infuse the curriculum with an environmental focus so that students are [...]

  • Night of Pastabilities Thank you

Night of Pastabilities Raises $5,968.43

On Friday, September 27, 2019 around 100 friends, family and community members attended West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science’s Night of Pastabilities annual fundraiser. The night was organized by The Power Parent Group.  The Night of Pastabilities raised $5,968.43 through a silent and live bidding auction. There were forty items [...]

  • SAT Scores Rock

Our Student’s Rocked the SAT

The Michigan Department of Education announced that only 24 schools who have higher subsidized lunch rates exceeded the state average SAT Scores. West Michigan of Environmental Science ranked 10th out of the 24 schools.   Based on the 36 juniors who took it, the average score was 1017, with an average [...]

Upcoming Elementary Events

Holiday Break

November 27 - November 29

Holiday Break

December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020