501 W Main St, Northville, MI 48167-1576 | Mary K. Gallagher, Superintendent
Teaching and Learning
Northville Public Schools is consistently recognized at both the state and national level for our tradition of outstanding academic excellence. Our District’s MEAP scores are often in the top five in the entire State of Michigan. Additionally, Northville High School was named by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 500 high schools in the United States for 2011 and its MME scores ranked in the top ten of all Michigan high schools. This rigorous and relevant curriculum allows graduates of Northville Public Schools go on to study in some of the most prestigious universities in the world. The outstanding history of student success is the result of a multitude of efforts put forward by the students, staff, parents, and community of Northville.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Our quest for academic excellence begins in our Early Childhood Center program. In the summer of 2010 the Pre-K programs earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - the nation’s leading organization for early childhood professionals. Approximately one thousand three and four year-old children participate in this program annually. We believe Northville Public Schools this program helps give our students the very best start in preparing for a lifetime of learning. For further information, visit:
Our K-12 curriculum has the reputation for delivering a high degree of student achievement in the core academic standards in math, science, language arts, and social studies. Our curriculum offers both breadth and depth of understanding and offers clearly articulated K-12 connections with connections to real-world application. The Office of Instruction works closely with the Special Services Department to ensure all students are provided appropriate academic and behavioral interventions when concerns arise. At Northville we also believe that experiences in art, music, and physical education and extra-curricular activities help make for a much more well-balanced student learning experience. Therefore, we are proud to offer one of the richest and most diverse program offerings in the entire State of Michigan.
The Office of Instruction is proud to support this process with Northville Public Schools. We partner very closely with the Northville parents and community and enjoy a number of corporate sponsors as well-all coming together with the outcome of supporting students in the classroom. The Office of Instruction is led by Assistant Superintendent Robert D.G. Behnke. Our Curriculum Facilitator is Ms. Janice Henderson, who also serves as our ALPS facilitator.
Thornton Creek Elementary teacher Holly Piantedosi works with student Abbey Pheiffer with her "Leader in Me" journal. As part of the program, the students are encouraged to keep journals to track goals they set for themselves. The goals can be academic, athletic or with personal relationships.
John Heider | Observer and Eccentric Staff Photographer
The Office of Instruction is located in the administration building at 501 W. Main Street, Northville, Michigan. In addition to supporting all of the testing, accreditation, curriculum, and materials efforts with Northville Public Schools, the Office of Instruction supports state-of-the-art training and professional development for its teachers to ensure that all of our staff have the very best tools possible to provide the best learning experience for the students of Northville Public Schools.