Thank you for your interest in Wayland Union Schools- Home of the Wildcats!!
Wayland Union Schools is committed to provide an excellent education where each student can learn and grow. Our experienced, caring staff is dedicated to preparing students with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.
Technology is used appropriately at each grade level where students learn 21st Century skills that will prepare them for a global economy. Our staff completes professional development each year to keep up with the latest technology tools and software.
The Wayland Union Education Foundation supports our students and teachers by offering thousands of dollars each year for innovation grants, which are used in the classroom, and grants to send teachers to National Conferences.
Wayland Union Schools is a rural district in beautiful Northeast Allegan County that includes the communities of Wayland, Dorr, Moline, Bradley, Shelbyville, West Gun Lake and South Green Lake. The location is ideal for commuters to Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo metropolitan areas.
Our district consists of three lower elementary schools (Baker, Steeby and Dorr), Pine Street Elementary, Wayland Middle School and Wayland High School. Early childhood programs include All Day Every Day Kindergarten, Young-Fives, Preschool, and Welcoming Schools for children age birth to five.
For enrollment information, please see the How to enroll my child link on the homepage. To schedule a tour, please email
or call our Administration at 269-792-2181.
Wayland Union Schools Fast Facts:
Serves approximately 2,800 students in grades K-12
Located roughly half way between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo
Roughly 96 square miles - located in Northeast Allegan County
Consists of three lower elementary buildings, one 5th-6th grade building, one middle and one high school
Low class sizes
High academic standards
1:1 Technology - Each student in grades 7th-12th is issued an iPad
All teachers K-12 issued iPads to enhance instruction
Partnership with VanAndel Institute for Science Instruction
All Day Every Day Kindergarten and Young Fives
Numerous Preschool programs for children age 3+
District recently passed a $39 million bond to upgrade buildings and add new educational technology
Brand new 800 seat Fine Arts Center which opened in 2010
Healthy nutrition standards for district food service, including a Mongolian Style Stir Fry grill at the high school
Students in grades K-6 receive a free, healthy snack each day
Students in grades K-6 do not pay for school supplies
Award Winning Fine Arts programs: Band, Orchestra, Choir, Theater, Art
Excellent Athletic Programs in the middle and high school with no participation fees
Fans of Wayland Union Schools get into most home athletic events free of charge with the Wayland PASS