Welcome to Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy (PK-6)

Sherwood Park is an authorized IB World School - one of only two in West Michigan! At Sherwood Park, we strive to promote Agency, Awareness, and Action. We nurture our scholars to become agents of their own learning, global citizens who are aware of the world around them, and activists within their communities. 

For more information about our learning community, please call 616-819-3095. 

Principal
Tamika Henry

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Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy

3859 Chamberlain Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone: 616-819-3095
Fax: 616-819-3099
Tamika Henry
Principal
Chyna Figures
Youth Advocate Specialist
Susan Lee
IB Coordinator

School Hours

Breakfast 8:50 a.m.
Start Time 9:10 a.m.
Dismissal 4:06 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 12:20 p.m. 

At Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy, our mission is to provide scholars with opportunities to investigate the world.

Our scholars are taught to recognize perspectives, create questions, communicate ideas, take action, and value differences. We conduct inquiry-based learning, engage in service learning projects, and promote life experiences that enhance global awareness. We encourage scholars to be lifelong learners.

Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Sherwood promotes the learning of new knowledge and skills through a commitment to high-quality, challenging, and inquiry-based education. As an IB World School, each grade level, pre-K-6th, explores our world through six transdisciplinary units that focus on the development of the whole child (academic, social, and emotional):

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet

These units are taught with an emphasis on collaboration, global mindedness, digital literacy, and scholar agency. In addition to the six transdisciplinary units, each scholar has an additional Spanish and Global Studies class elective.  To learn more about our International Baccalaureate World School Programme at GRPS, check out our Points of Pride or request a tour of our school.  

We have incorporated distance learning for years and are poised to be a leader in the district as a blended model of new technologies and old practices, giving our students the best of both worlds. Our 1-to-1 student technology device approach ensures that every student has the opportunity to learn inside and outside the classroom.

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Coit Honors Choir to Perform in 1 p.m. show on December 3 with West Michigan Youth Ballet

Scholars in grades 3-5 at Coit will be part of the West Michigan Youth Ballet’s presentation of “The Nutcracker” at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, including a 15-minute mini-concert prior to the 1 pm performance on December 3.

Supporting GRPS at a Grassroot Level

Local organizer recruits friends, family and many others to support donation drives for GRPS schools.

Senior Summit for Class of 2023 Gives Scholars All They Need to Plan for the Future

Most of the district’s expected 2023 graduates were at GRPS University to gather advice and information for what’s next after high school.

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