Bloomfield Blossoms: p. 154-155 Creator
Smith, Kay, 1925- Institution
Bloomfield Township Public Library Subject
Schools -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Township Subject
Bloomfield Hills School District (Mich.) Subject
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Most families moving into Bloomfield in the Sixties and
Seventies chose this area because of its good school
systems. Under great pressure from a rapidly rising
population of young students, school administrators and
parents worked to raise tax revenues to build new schools.
In the Sixties, building went on constantly. Then the area
began to approach saturation. The school population
peaked, the trend reversed and in recent years many
schools have been closed to save operating expenses.
Today, the Bloomfield Hills School District and the
Birmingham District serve the Township and the Hills.
There are ten public elementary schools in the Township,
plus the Wing Lake Development Center for special
children, and three junior high schools. Andover and
Lahser are the two public high schools. The Hills' District
also has a nature center and a farm in the Township
for students' use.
In the private sector there are several Roman Catholic
grade schools and three high schools. Marian for girls
and Brother Rice for boys are both on Lahser Road, while
the Convent of the Sacred Heart with 12 grades for girls
and Kensington School for grade-school age boys is on
Kensington Road. Detroit Country Day and Bloomfield
Hills Country Day both have school buildings in the
Township. The Montessori School and Echo Park are
In the Hills, in addition to the Cranbrook, Kingswood and
Brookside Schools in the Cranbrook complex, there is
Roeper School which goes through grade 12.
Oakland Community College has its headquarters in the
Hills, but none of its six campuses. The area is well served
both educationally and culturally by the presence of
Oakland University in nearby Rochester.