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The Northville Community

Northville is a suburban community in southeast Michigan. Historically, the city and township are located in an area with a physiographic personality that was formed as part of the Glacial Period. To the east is low, flat land which was once covered by the western shore of Lake Erie. To the west are irregular land forms that are now beautiful rolling hills. There also are several gravel moraines left by the retreating glaciers and lakes.

Located 31 miles west of Detroit and 18 miles northeast of Ann Arbor, the Northville of today is in the heart of the state’s educational, cultural, commercial and medical centers. The city’s Victorian downtown is rich in small-town atmosphere and history. The scenic landscape of Northville Township has attracted considerable housing development and population growth over the past 35 years. Most residents are employed in professional career fields including engineering, education, management and medicine. Combined the population of the City of Northville and Northville Township is more than 36,000. The median household income is $125,189 and the median housing sales price is $387,100.

The Northville Public Schools district encompasses either all or part of eight political units in the cities of Northville and Novi, the townships of Northville, Salem and South Lyon and the counties of Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw.

The Northville Public Schools Community

Our Youngest Learners

Beginning with the district’s youngest students in our nationally accredited Early Childhood
Program, our child-centered curriculum meets the real needs of these early learners, providing them with the freedom to enjoy childhood by putting their physical, emotional and intellectual wellbeing first.

The Leader in Me

All six of our elementary schools are setting the bar for strong school improvement processes, tiered intervention and support systems, and in every school are advancing their work in building a culture of learning and leadership through the rigorous process of The Leader in Me. Based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me is an innovative, school-wide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment that helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, teachers and students internalize enduring leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century. Two of the district’s elementary schools (Moraine and Silver Springs) have earned the prestigious “Lighthouse School” status in their The Leader in Me journey.

International Baccalaureate

Northville High School, Hillside Middle School and Meads Mill Middle Schools are fully authorized by the highly-respected International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization as IB World Schools offering the Middle Years Program (MYP) for all Northville students in sixth through 10th grade and the Diploma Program for highly-motivated 11th and 12th graders. The IB Middle Years Program, which fits hand-in-hand with The Leader in Me initiative at the elementary level, provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and to understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, by becoming critical and reflective thinkers. MYP emphasizes intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth through all domains of knowledge and prompts students to understand how they learn and to connect and apply that learning. The Diploma Program is a demanding two-year curriculum that works in an interconnected and cross discipline manner and leads to final examinations and qualifications for students that are recognized by leading colleges and universities across the country and around the world.

Special Education Center Program at Cooke School

Serving severely cognitively and multiply impaired students from preschool to age 26 from across western Wayne County, the Cooke School staff continues its groundbreaking work with students, forging new pathways for these most challenged learners to have a voice, communicate with those around them, and demonstrate their learning.

Technology-Equipped Classrooms

Teachers and students from across our district are teaching and learning in technology-equipped classrooms that offer flexibility for students to access the tools they need to be successful and a stronger more adaptable tool-set for teachers to address the individual learning needs of students. This proven educational technology adapts to individual student learning styles, strengthens college and career readiness, and is a key piece in the puzzle in the district’s vision for 21st century learning.

Out in the Community

Embedded within each of the district’s schools, and together with parents and the community, our students also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of athletic, artistic and extracurricular programs, and take part in a powerful network of service learning and community service experiences.