New Grand Rapids Public Museum School welcomes first class

Posted at 6:52 AM, Sep 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 06:52:44-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The first day of school is typically filled with excitement and jitters. No where is it more apparent than at the Grand Rapids Public Museum School.

The new school, which is located inside the Grand Rapids Public Museum and will serve grades six through 12, is welcoming its first class of sixth graders.

The curriculum is what's known as place-based education. It uses real world problem solving as well as the local community as its source of learning. School officials say students will get a unique education based on their immediate neighborhood.

Officials with Grand Rapids Public Schools will greet students in a fashionable way on the first day of class: they are literally rolling out the red carpet at the new school as well as at Burton Middle School.

The red carpet event runs between 7:15-7:40 a.m. at Burton Middle School at 2133 Buchanan Ave SW in Grand Rapids and between 7:45-8:10 a.m. at Grand Rapids Public Museum School at 272 Pearl St. NW.