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Bloomfield Blossoms: p. 154-155
Smith, Kay, 1925-

Bloomfield Township Public Library

Schools -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Township

Bloomfield Hills School District (Mich.)

Birmingham School District (Mich.)

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CONTEMPORARY SCHOOLS 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 private kindergartens. 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.

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