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Free Nature-Based GSRP Preschool!

Now enrolling 3.5 - 4 year olds for the 24-25 School Year. We also have an upcoming Open House on April 25th! Click below to learn more.

Children are natural learners – using adventures and experiences to shape their every day lives.

When you envision your child’s education, do you see them reading a textbook cover to back? Here at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, the world is our guide book. Science and nature guide children at WMAES to experience learning. What makes us great is our belief that children thrive because we allow their learning to expand to endless possibilities – becoming an individualized learning path for each student.

From preschool through 12th-grade, we offer a complete, fully accredited education grounded in the disciplines and rewards of science. At West Michigan Academy, our goal is clear; to create an environment where children advance in learning because they learn through discovery. Our environment develops both a successful student and a responsible, conscientious adult.

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School News

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Take A “Brain Break” This Winter with West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

December 18, 2023
Winter Break is finally upon us at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science! As our students head home for the holidays, we couldn’t be more excited to see family and friends, relax and prepare for the last half of what has…

WMAES Was Named a Best Elementary and Middle School in Michigan

December 18, 2023
West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science has been named a U.S. News Best Elementary and Middle school in Michigan. The U.S. News & World Report K-12 directory encompasses over 100,000 schools across the country with data designed to make finding…
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Staff Spotlight: Angela Jessop

December 15, 2023
This is technically my 3rd year at WMAES. I started as an English and Social Studies teacher way back in 2003. After one year there were certification changes for teachers and I ended up working in non-profit, philanthropy, editing, and…

What Others Are Saying

No two children are alike, mine certainly are not, but WMAES has been a great fit for them both. I recommend the school all the time and those interested should always explore and check out WMAES for their students.”

-April Sutphin-Nelson, Parent

This school is tremendous and I couldn’t imagine sending my son anywhere else. Where can you go and receive so much one-on-one attention and complete upfront communication from the staff.”

-Jennifer Deitrich, Parent

When I came to WMAES, I knew I had found the right fit for my teaching style. It’s rare to have colleagues so willing to work together, and a student body so accepting of each other. Plus, what science teacher wouldn’t want a 62-acre outdoor lab?”

-Shawn Wessell, Environmental Education Specialist

Because of the outstanding group of students, teachers, and administration at WMAES, I have complete confidence our graduates leave with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and beyond.”

-Julie Tuuk, Parent and HS Social Studies Teacher

The opportunities our students have to explore the outdoors and learn about the world around them is amazing! Students at WMAES love learning in our environment. I always seem to learn something new too!”

-Kimberly Jones, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher



The Board of Directors is scheduled to meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the school.

The Board of Directors will meet at:
4463 Leonard St NW, Walker, MI 49534 Elem Bldg. Rm. 129

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