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. 

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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
Matthew Beresford
Executive Director of Preschool, Elementary & K-8 Instructional Support
Tamika Henry
Sherrie Ross
Tammy Wallace
Head Secretary
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.

  • 18 Aug
    • Sherwood Park Global Studies Registration Support
      Date: Aug 18
      Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Sherwood Park Elementary School, 3859 Chamberlain Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508, USA
      Calendar: Sherwood Calendar
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/mbe-phzk-qcx
    • Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy Orientation & Open House
      Date: Aug 18
      Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Sherwood Park Elementary School, 3859 Chamberlain Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508, USA
      Calendar: Sherwood Calendar
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/mkk-fcvb-egb
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