Berrien RESA is one of 56 education service agencies in the State of Michigan serving 26,663 students in Berrien County. The schools we serve include 15 public school districts, 20 non-public schools and three charter school academies.
RESAs are the only educational entities with 100% access to every public school to ensure implementation of six core services: early childhood, student services, administrative services, teaching and learning, technology services and developing partnerships. Berrien RESA is an autonomous, tax-supported public school district governed by Michigan general school laws.
Brookview Montessori School
For more than forty years, families in Southwest Michigan have found the Brookview Montessori School community to be a place where nurturing teachers and parents work together to inspire life-long learning and internally motivated, inquisitive children.
The school and ten-acre campus offer one-of-a-kind opportunities for children infancy through middle school to become independent learners who appreciate and understand their world.
We understand that choosing the right school is an important step for your family and involves many factors. Our website offers you a glimpse into the Brookview community and the daily experiences of our children, faculty, staff, and families.
Citadel Dance & Music Center
Comprehensive music and dance instruction offered year round.
Mission - To develop the skills and character of individuals of every age and ethnicity through dance, music education, and performance.
Curious Kids' Museum
The Curious Kids’ Museum inspires children to explore and learn through cooperative hands-on play.
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, next to Silver Beach, Curious Kids’ Museum (CKM) and the new Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone (DZ) invites you to come play, learn and be curious!
CKM was founded by educators and parents to provide an environment that invites curiosity, allows exploration, celebrates childhood and inspires learning!
Opened in 1989, the Museum on the Bluff has fulfilled the founders’ mission to provide a place where “Learning is Fun” through interactive, hands-on exhibits. In 2010, the Curious Kids’ Museum had the opportunity to expand and open a second location in partnership with the Silver Beach Carousel and Shadowland Ballroom, by opening DZ below the bluff.
With a shared mission and philosophy, both museums are places where children and their adults can pursue their natural curiosity through creative, hands-on play!
Fusion Center for Dance
Fusion Center for Dance provides quality instruction to dancers of all ages and abilities. We also offer a competitive experience for those dancers looking to take their skills to the next level.
Located on Plaza Drive, behind the Pet Smart Shopping Center, and NOW IN COLOMA at 6777 Paw Paw Avenue, the Fusion Center for Dance staff is excited to be able to offer classes in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, acro and contemporary, from beginning to advanced levels for dancers just starting out (at 18 mo.’s) or for those who have always loved the art of dance.
Girls on the Run Southwest Michgian
At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
Krasl Art Center
Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high-quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit krasl.org.
Lake Michigan Catholic Schools
"Christian community is not merely a concept to be taught but a reality to be lived." - Pope John Paul II
Lake Michigan Catholic Schools is a Preschool through the 12th-grade school system with two locations. LMC is a traditional, comprehensive, Catholic school system upholding a longstanding tradition of academic excellence and Christian values. LMC is accredited by the Michigan Non-Public Schools Accrediting Association.
Lake Michigan Catholic Schools recognize parents as the primary educators of their children. it is with the active involvement of our parents that we provide a uniquely Catholic educational experience which encompasses the whole person: spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, and physical. Together we strive for excellence in order to develop the students' potential into talents and abilities channeled for the service of God and the betterment of humankind and self, by modeling upon the life of Jesus Christ in His teachings as handed down by the Catholic Church.
Lake Michigan Catholic Schools will:
-emphasize commitment to Church which fosters the spiritual growth of students
-collaborate to meet the individual needs of students
-develop servant leaders
-stress critical thinking skills in the light of moral reasoning
-foster and strengthen self-discipline
-develop a responsibility for peace and justice
-enhance students' ability to function in a technological world
-challenge students to continue to develop their potential as a life-long learner
These hope-filled students, rooted in our Catholic tradition, will be eager to face, in faith and trust, an uncertain future with a critical, reflective, creative, and peaceful anticipation.
Monday Musical Club
Monday Musical Club, est. 1908, is a non-profit philanthropic and educational organization dedicated to music education and promotion of creative and performing arts in Southwest Michigan. Our membership consists of people who enjoy music - singers, performers, teachers and make an enthusiastic audience for our guest performers. We also support and encourage youth through our Student and Junior Club and numerous music seminar scholarship opportunities.
Southwestern Michigan College
Southwestern Michigan College is committed to offering a high-quality academic experience for a fraction of the cost of most universities.
Students can complete the first two years of nearly any bachelor's degree or earn a degree in in-demand fields like nursing, construction robotics and more.
SMC's 240-acre Dowagiac campus is safe, beautiful and always busy with activity. Students can participate in intramural sports, clubs and the many events that take place year-round.
Students who live on campus enjoy their own private bedrooms in apartment-style suites.
The renovated Niles Campus offers many of the same programs as the Dowagiac campus in addition to FlexForward evening and online-hybrid programs designed for working adults.
Visit swmich.edu to learn more.
St. Joseph Junior Foundation
The mission of the St Joseph Junior Foundation is to provide sailing and water safety instruction to youth and adults at an affordable price, and to provide a safe, fun environment in which they can learn and appreciate our natural resources, the waters of St. Joseph, Michigan.
The St. Joseph Junior Foundation (SJJF) will kick off its 2020 sailing program on June 22nd. That said, there’s still plenty of time to register for classes which will run throughout the summer. Our program offers youth sailing lessons for beginner to ad- vanced sailors ages 8-18. These classes are offered in the mornings with a one-week format or in the afternoons with a three-week format. SJJF also offers adult sailing classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more information about SJJf sailing classes, visit www.sjjf.org.
St Joseph Junior Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization established in 1953 to teach water safety and sailing skills to children and adults.
St. Joseph Public Schools Foundations
The St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation is committed to securing and delivering the needed support for excellence in the St. Joseph Public Schools.
The purpose of the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation is to raise, steward and distribute resources to enrich the education of students in the St. Joseph Public Schools.
The Children's Center
25 Years ago I took my daughter to daycare for the first time. She was 18 months old and our greatest treasure. When I came to pick her up at the end of the day she was sitting outside of the program director's office alone and crying. It broke my heart. I picked her up and left - and never went back.
It was in that moment that I knew what I was created to do. I wanted to provide loving care for children. A place where children could laugh and learn, but also a place where they would be held and comforted when they were sad or afraid.
After 10 years of working in early education, I opened The Children's Center, and for the last 15 years we've been wrapping our arms around families in our community.
We touched the lives of over one thousand children and have given those families the assurance that their children are loved.
We are excited about giving parents high-quality care, education and love for their little miracles. We know we will breathe confidence into the St. Joseph community by being here. We'll be sharing our heart with St. Joseph and we hope you'll be part of that!