Handley Elementary

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The Handley School program is designed to meet the needs of academically talented students grades K-5. The programs content and structure are responsive to developmental stages in the lives of children. Learning experiences are designed to help students find depth and personal meaning in their studies. Teachers respect and facilitate the individual abilities, needs, and interests of young learners.

Our Mission:
The Program for the Creative and Academically Talented at Handley School is committed to the development of principled young people to become inquiring and compassionate life-long learners. The staff is committed to providing rigorous transdisciplinary curriculum experiences through guided inquiry that promote intercultural understanding and global-mindedness.

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Testing involves individual (K-1) or small group (gr. 2-5) assessment of ability and achievement. Information Nights and school tours are offered for prospective students and their families each year. Testing takes place each spring for anticipated fall openings. For additional information or application materials call (989) 399-4250. Handley School admits students without regard to race, religion, gender, national and ethnic origin.

How to Apply

Click here to download and print the application or stop by office to pick up an application. Once you have the application filled out, mail it to the address on the form or bring it in to the office. We will then set up an appointment for testing.