Area Schools

Prairie Ridge Elementary School, Kalamazoo Public Schools

At Inspired Living Real Estate, we know that when it comes to buying a home, one of the biggest factors for families with children or families with plans for children is the school district. Here in Southwest Michigan, we are fortunate to have access to many great award-winning public school districts and excellent accredited private schools. If homeschooling is your calling, there are wonderful and active home-school co-ops and groups available in the area as well. If you’re moving to the Kalamazoo or SW Michigan area, here’s a complete list of schools so you can find the best fit for your family.

Southwest Michigan Public Schools

Southwest Michigan Private Schools

Higher Education

We know that when you move to Southwest Michigan, K-12 aren’t the only schools you’re looking for. Higher education is important to you, and to your children. Whether you have a few high-schoolers getting ready to graduate, or you just want to be prepared, here are a few things to know, and some of the local schools to check out:

The Kalamazoo Promise
For those moving to Kalamazoo with children, we’re excited to share the Kalamazoo Promise with you. Every Kalamazoo Public School graduate is offered the opportunity to attend post-secondary education in the state of Michigan with up to a 100% tuition scholarship. Brought to the community by an anonymous group of donors in the fall of 2005, this amazing gift is granted to students who:

  • Graduate from Kalamazoo Public Schools
  • Reside in the district
  • Have been students for four years or more

The Kalamazoo Promise is offered to any student who meets the above criteria. Funding is offered for college tuition and mandatory fees at any public university or community college in the state of Michigan. The Promise also includes colleges in the Michigan Colleges Alliance liberal arts colleges.

Colleges and Universities in Southwest Michigan