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Welcome to City High Middle School (7-12)

Thanks for your interest in City High Middle School, a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School! As an International Baccalaureate school, we offer the full Middle Years and Diploma Programmes to ALL scholars at NO COST to families, and we have an excellent legacy of college/university preparation amidst a positive and scholar-centered school climate. We prepare scholars in grades 7-12 to be well-rounded, critical thinkers through challenging advanced academics. 

City is continually one of the top-ranked schools in the state of Michigan and the nation! Our graduates regularly come back to tell us they are often the most prepared scholars in their college and university courses and that City gave them the skills needed to find success in their higher education journey. We hope you’ll consider City as a top choice for the middle and high school experience for your family! Please arrange a scholar-led tour of the school by calling our Counseling Office at 616-819-2383. Thank you!
 

Principal
Charlotte Vandervliet

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City High Middle School

1720 Plainfield Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Phone: 616-819-2380
Charlotte Vandervliet
Principal
Meghan Jackson
Assistant Principal
Christie Modzeleski
Assistant Principal
Alesia Albin
Head Secretary
Jesse Antuma
IB Coordinator
Matthew Beresford
Executive Director PK-12 Instructional Leadership (Northeast)

School Hours

Breakfast 7:45 a.m.
Start Time 8:00 a.m.
Dismissal 2:41 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 10:45 a.m. 

 

City High Middle School stands apart in the world of secondary school options through a unique combination of elements that include a challenging academic program, positive culture and climate, and a diverse scholar body. 

A 2019 National Blue Ribbon School, City offers the comprehensive International Baccalaureate (IB) program to all scholars at no cost to our families! Scholars in grades 7-10 follow the IB Middle Years Programme, while scholars in grades 11 and 12 complete the IB Diploma Programme. The goal of both programmes is to develop life-long learners who are naturally curious, seek knowledge, think about complex issues, and communicate confidently and creatively. Through the IB programmes, scholars are well prepared for post-secondary education.

City strives to meet the varying needs of every scholar through a scholar-centered educational experience that is focused on acceptance, belonging, and scholar engagement. We are a diverse and open-minded school community where all scholars are safe to be themselves, no matter their interests or preferences. Whether you are a passionate artist, athlete, activist, academic, or all of the above, there is a place for you here!

City has a long-standing legacy of high academic standards coupled with a positive school climate that has resulted in our school community earning top rankings across our region, state, and nation. Through our challenging academic offerings and rich cultural elements, the mission at City is to shape our scholars into well-educated and active members of an ever-changing global society.

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.

  • 2 Aug
    • Band Camp 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Band Camp
      Date: Aug 2
      Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Briggs Park, 324 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, USA
      Calendar: City Calendar
  • 5 Aug
    • Band Camp 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Band Camp
      Date: Aug 5
      Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Briggs Park, 324 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, USA
      Calendar: City Calendar
  • 6 Aug
    • Band Camp 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Band Camp
      Date: Aug 6
      Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Briggs Park, 324 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, USA
      Calendar: City Calendar
    • Ambassador Training (select scholars)
      Date: Aug 6
      Time: 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM
      Calendar: City Calendar
  • 7 Aug
    • Band Camp 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Band Camp
      Date: Aug 7
      Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Briggs Park, 324 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, USA
      Calendar: City Calendar
  • 8 Aug
    • Band Camp 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Band Camp
      Date: Aug 8
      Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Location: Briggs Park, 324 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, USA
      Calendar: City Calendar
  • 9 Aug
    thru Aug 10
  • 12 Aug
    • Band Rehearsal 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Band Rehearsal
      Date: Aug 12
      Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
      Location: Briggs Field
      Calendar: City Calendar
    • Jump Start - New Scholars Only Orientation
      Date: Aug 12
      Time: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
      Calendar: City Calendar
      Must be pre-registered.  Registration closes July 22. City High Middle School JUMPSTART Registration (google.com)

      Scholars MUST be registered to attend Jumpstart.  Please do not sign up if you are a returning scholarto City.  Jumpstart is designedspecifically for those who are brand new to the building.  To register use thelink in the attached flyer.  Registrationcloses July 22 at 5 PM.  CFE (Grade6) students do NOT register for JumpStart. 

  • 15 Aug
    • Open House 4:15 PM to 7:00 PM
      Open House
      Date: Aug 15
      Time: 4:15 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: City Calendar

      Structural Details:

      Due to our large numbers of scholars, we will be breaking theevening into two groups.

      Last Name A-K: are invited to join us beginning at 4:15pm. Teachers will be in their classrooms from 4:30-5:30, so families can meet theirteachers and see their classrooms.

       

      Last Name L-Z: are invited to join us beginning at 5:45pm. Teachers will be in their classrooms from 6:00-7:00.

       

      We understand that some families may have circumstances that donot allow them to attend during the assigned time, to reduce congestion, we doask that families attempt to attend during the designated period.

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