Glenn Public School in Partnership with the Outdoor Discovery Center

Glenn Public School is proud to be in partnership with the Outdoor Discovery Center out of Holland, Michigan to deliver West Michigan's first Nature Rich K-6 School.

Students at Glenn Public school receive a high rigor, college prep academic curriculum  supplemented with an outdoor perspective.

Teachers and students connect the natural world to Math, Science, English Language Arts, Social Studies, as well as many other content areas.

Glenn's teaching staff design and teach STEM and outdoor activities every week.  With the help of Bob Wandel and other ODC Education Ambassadors, we are developing curriculum that focuses on connecting our students with the natural environment in our community.

If you are looking for a personalized educational experience for your child that encompasses the beauty of nature, come see us at Glenn Public School.

Our staff are ready to show you what our school can offer your child. Call us and schedule an appointment today: 269-512-7970.

Water Experiment

Our History

Glenn Public School is Michigan’s oldest, rural school in continuous operation. Glenn Public School opened in 1857. Glenn Public School was built as a single-room schoolhouse, and in 1910 a second room was added on. During the 1950s and 1960s, when other school districts were urged to close, Glenn Public Schools stayed open due to community support.


Glenn Public School stays true to its beginning as a single-room schoolhouse with its small class sizes and multi-age classrooms. Glenn Public School currently has less than 40 students and 5 teachers.

In 2017 Glenn Public School created a partnership with the Outdoor Discovery Center (from Holland, Michigan) to develop a rich, nature-based program for the students. This is an ongoing plan to incorporate nature into everyday school activities.

Information comes from Piers, Pancakes, and People by Jeanne Hallgren.