Saugatuck Public schools is committed to providing an educationally sound environment for children from birth through twelfth grade. Our community has been supportive in helping us with an addition added in the early 1960's. In 1992, the facility was upgraded to accommodate computers and received a major overhaul on the interior and exterior of the facilities. The secondary facility was originally built in the mid 1970's and in 2002, upgraded to accommodate a sixth through eighth grade middle school wing and a second gymnasium added along with technological updates.
Saugatuck Public Schools is a positive and exciting place to be. Though the efforts of dedicated staff members and a supportive school community, students are given the chance to learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment. Though personal involvement, staff provide for each student's unique need and focus on their futures as life-long learners. Staff place the children first and help each child to achieve his or her personal best. Highly qualified staff continuously review curriculum to ensure it meets Michigan Standards and Benchmarks and is aligned both horizontally and vertically. In addition to the basic instruction, other experiences offered for the students include extra-curricular clubs and activities, specialized classes that include physical education, music, art, media, technology, and Spanish and after school activities.
The Saugatuck Public School District serves residents of the City of Saugatuck, the Village of Douglas, and portions of Saugatuck and Laketown Townships-approximately 5,500 people in all. Saugatuck Public Schools is a district of less than 1000 students in grades preschool through 12. The district contains an elementary school (Douglas Elementary School) offering preschool through fifth grade, a middle school (Saugatuck Middle School) housing sixth through eighth grades, and a high school (Saugatuck High School) housing grades nine through twelve.
The families who vacation here know Saugatuck-Douglas is a great place to visit. The families who live here know that it is an ideal place to live. Located on Lake Michigan and surrounded by forests, dunes, and a river, the community is still close to larger employment and cultural centers. We are within easy commuting distance of Holland, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. Chicago is less than three hours away.