Welcome to Sibley Elementary (PK-5)

Hola, Sibley Familia! My name is Roselyn Charles-Maher, and I am the proud principal of Sibley Elementary School. As the principal, I take great pride in making sure every child feels safe, supported, and ready to learn. At Sibley, we want every child to succeed, and we believe every child belongs. 

If you are looking for a school that not only loves community but feels like a community, then Sibley is the place for you! We have strong neighborhood partnerships, an incredibly dedicated staff, and classrooms full of scholars eager to learn. At Sibley, nosotros somos familia, and we want you to join ours! Please give us a call or schedule a tour today.

Roselyn Charles-Maher

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Sibley Elementary

943 Sibley St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616-819-3100
Roselyn Charles-Maher
Riley Sunday
Assistant Principal
Amie Daigneault
Head Secretary
Dr. Karl Nelson
Executive Director PK-12 Instructional Leadership (Northwest)

School Hours

Breakfast 8:10 a.m.
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
Dismissal 3:26 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 11:40 a.m. 


Whether our scholars come from across the world or across the street, they all learn and grow at Sibley.

Sibley Elementary serves scholars in grades Pre-K through fifth. As a cultural center and neighborhood school, we believe in creating a learning environment that embraces the language, skills, and culture of each of our scholars. Our teaching practices help all scholars, whether English is their first language or not, develop strong academic and social skills. Some of the skills we emphasize in our classrooms include reading, writing, speaking, listening, mathematics, scientific and historical inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and collaboration. We also offer additional supports for our scholars who are learning academic English.

Sibley scholars have so much to look forward to during their time with us. Some of our favorite activities, events, and partnerships are as follows:

  • fall kickoff 
  • spring resource fair
  • annual spirit weeks
  • mobile food pantries
  • family nights
  • community cleanups and other volunteer events
  • book fairs and reading events
  • Parent Teacher Community Council
  • Kent School Services Network (KSSN
  • partnership events with Stocking Elementary and Westwood Middle School
  • community mentoring
  • peer tutoring

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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