Schools

We are proud to offer four different learning environments within our unique school district. Students can choose from traditional, project-based, Montessori, and virtual styles of learning.

Birchwood Elementary, Middle, and High School (grades Pre-K-12)

The Birchwood Traditional School is a comprehensive PK-12 school that meets the varied needs of a wide range of students through a traditional, yet innovative, style of learning/teaching.
Our traditional education- Provides students with 
•A high-quality education
•Low teacher-to-student ratio
•Learner-centered classrooms
•Structured schedules 
•High-quality academic preparation
•Innovative teaching and technology integration
Our traditional education- fosters an environment of
•Critical thinking and problem solving
•21st Century learning
•Group work and individual work
•Differentiated instruction
•Creativity and Innovation

Birchwood Public Montessori (grades Pre-K-6)

The BPM is a child-focused environment built on the Montessori philosophy that understands, supports, and honors the child as an individual.  The BPM serves students in grades PK-6 in three multi-age classrooms.
A Montessori education 
•fosters inner-discipline
•sparks innate curiosity and motivation to learn
•builds character, and a sense of social and global responsibility
The Montessori curriculum – through a teacher prepared environment, directed activity, and stimulating lessons, students
•work individually and in small groups
•progress at their own pace in a non-competitive environment 
•take initiative towards academic accomplishment
•learn through lessons emphasizing creative problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity

Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School (grades 7-12)

A project-based school designed for students in grades 7-12.
The BBHCS Provides Students:
•A low teacher to student ratio (1:15)
•Student-driven curriculum
•A flexible time frame for study
•Hands-on learning experiences
•Individualized project learning
•Student created Personal Learning Plans
•A technology rich environment
•Personal space
BBHCS Students:
•Become life-long learners
•Are effective communicators
•Are problem solvers
•Are active in the community
•Manage time and resources effectively
•Attain a well-rounded education
•Have choice and voice

Bobcat Virtual Academy (grades K-12)

#FreedomConnectionsAccountability--A K-12 Grade Virtual Learning Environment.
Freedom - in when, where, and how learning takes place
•Create individual schedule
•Complete coursework wherever Internet access is available
•Choose from a wide variety of courses
Connections - with peers and teachers
•Weekly virtual group and individual meetings
•Optional Connection Days and field trips such as
    •Canoeing
    •Tactical Escape 101
    •Science Museum of Minnesota
•Eligible for extracurricular activities
Accountability - including WI licensed teacher and student support coach
•Progress monitoring
•Weekly individual meetings with student support coach