First graders conduct sound experiments at home as part of remote learning
Congratulations to both the girls and boys ski teams on another amazing season! Both teams placed second at the Division 2 State Finals.
The Harbor Springs High School Band recently received superior ratings - scores of straight 1's at Festival!
Supporting Families
Our students support local families that are facing challenges with battling cancer!
Enriching Experiences
8th grade students pose at Lyric Theatre prior to viewing The Outsiders as the culmination to a unit of study.

Welcome to Harbor Springs Public Schools!

As one of the finest school districts in Michigan, Harbor Springs Public Schools has earned a reputation of providing excellence with a focus on the three A’s:  Academics, Athletics, and the Arts.  The following are key factors which make our schools a desired district of choice: Top-ranked SAT Scores, an optimal size district where faculty and staff can connect with every student and parent, a highly qualified, caring and dedicated faculty and staff, an open and inviting school climate where parent involvement is welcome and appreciated.   Harbor Springs Public Schools is supported by a prideful community and features outstanding facilities.  Its schools are situated in one of the most beautiful areas in Michigan.

Teaching and Support Staff Vacancies

Summer Work Permit Information 

Special Board Meeting  
Friday, June 12, 2020, 8:00 AM – Agenda
Via Zoom

To join the Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 683 819 6980
Password: 222003

Regular Board Meeting – Budget Hearing 
Monday, June 29, 2020, 7 PM
Large Group Instruction Room
Harbor Springs Middle School
800 State Road
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Blackbird Child Care Center Reopening June 22, 2020 – click here to go the the BBCCC page for more information.  The Harborage will tentatively open at some point in July.  Please stay tuned for more information.

2020-2021 Kindergarten Round-up – Click here for pre-registration form

2020-2021 Preschool Registration
Blackbird Elementary is now accepting applications for 4 year olds! 
Please call 526-4545 to schedule an appointment.  GSRP grants available

Upcoming Dates:
June 21:  Commencement, Ottawa Stadium,  2:30 PM
June 23:  Rain Date for Commencement, 7:00 PM
September 1:  First Scheduled Date of School for 2020-21

HSPS Not Accepting Schools of Choice Applications

Harbor Springs Public Schools will not be accepting new Schools of Choice applications at any grade levels for the 2020-21 school year due to uncertainties regarding COVID-19 and the possible restrictions that may impact schools.  The District is committed to maintaining low classroom sizes and fully concentrating on providing the best possible services to the resident children of the school district.  Exceptions to this would be incoming kindergarten siblings of students in the District who are currently enrolled under Schools of Choice as well as children of staff members that reside outside of the District.  See Q and A at the bottom of this page under “enrollment”.

Chat with the Superintendent

Superintendent Michael Behrmann invites parents and community members to join him at monthly Chat with the Superintendent sessions. These informal gatherings are designed to allow for dialogue and a chance to ask questions, express a concern, make a suggestion, or just to say hello.  Due to the school building closure for the remainder of the year, the meetings will be held remotely (via Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc.).  More information will follow.

Middle School Musical, "Into the Woods, Jr." was a huge hit!

Our middle school students, under the direction of Annie Parada, were magnificent as they acted, dance, and sang in the Broadway musical, “Into the Woods, Jr.”  The mystical tale featured a conglomeration of characters and well-known fairy tales.  Great job to everyone in the musical and who helped produce the wonderful performance.  See the video below for a few highlights!

Harbor Springs High School Band earns straight 1's at Festival!

We are proud of our exceptional high school band program where nearly one-third of our students participate.  On February 26, 2020, the band received straight 1’s at Festival – superior ratings – and the highest possible.  Under the direction of Pat Ruddy, the band continues to perform at high standards.  Be sure to check out the short video of our jazz bands performing along side of the well-known Rodney Whitaker Septet!  Click here for the video.

Frequently Needed Information

Harbor Springs Public School Facilities Use

Any group or organization that wishes to use a room or facility is asked to complete a “Facilities Use Form” by using the link below.  Requests must be received a minimum of ONE WEEK prior to the requested date. Facilities Rules and Regulations Facilities Use Form

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Free or Reduced Price Meals

Many families are unaware that they may be eligible for free or reduced price meals for their children.  Please view the application below and apply at any time during the school year. 2019-20 Free and Reduced Meal Application

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Q&A for Schools of Choice and Enrollment Schools of Choice Form HSPS Enrollment and Schools of Choice Policies

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