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.

On April 2, Governor Whitmer’s executive order #2020-35 suspended in-person K-12 instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.  All school activities and spring sports are canceled as well.  District buildings and facilities will remain closed except for essential employees/contractors that are necessary to conduct minimum basic school operations as well as provide alternative modes of instruction.  View April 3, 2020 letter to the school community from Superintendent Michael Behrmann. Visit our “learning continues page” to find out more about remote and distance learning during the school closure.

Lunches will still be provided to any child under 18 within District boundaries.  Two lunches per student will be distributed at Harbor Springs Middle School, Stutsmanville Chapel, or home delivery on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  To schedule home delivery, please call 231-526-4540 or email Mr. Behrmann at      

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 ACT 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.

Upcoming Events and Dates

The following committee meetings of the Board of Education will be conducted via ZOOM:
Finance Committee                      Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8:00 am
Communications Committee        Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9:30 am
Facilities Committee                     Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 8:30 am

If you are interested in participating in these committee meetings via ZOOM, please contact Michael Behrmann at or call 231.526.4540.

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

Regular Board Meeting – To be held remotely
More information will follow on remote meeting
Monday, April 13, 2020, 7 PM
Large Group Instruction Room
Harbor Springs Middle School
800 State Road
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

HSPS Announces Ram Wellness Program

The Harbor Springs Ram Wellness Program helps children and teens gain confidence and learn strategies to be more successful in and out of the classroom. The school-based behavioral health program is operated by Health Department of Northwest Michigan in collaboration with Harbor Springs Public Schools. The licensed social workers offer individual, group, and family therapy conveniently located in Harbor Springs Public Schools.  Ram Wellness is part of a comprehensive system of HSPS student mental health services.  Click here for more information regarding services and referrals.

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.

  • Monday, April 13, 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 13, 8:15-9:15 AM

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.

Registration for Young Americans Camps

The Young Americans camp experience is described as uplifting, fun, inspiring and life changing. Registration is now open for Young Americans Summer Performing Arts Camps in Harbor Springs. These week-long camps are the perfect gift and enriching activity for any student in grade 3-college.  Click here for more information or to register.

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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