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Congratulations to Rebecca Mulrooney – Finalist – MVU Teacher of the Year

Rebecca Mulrooney is a Michigan Virtual School mathematics instructor and Mathematics Department chair. She currently teaches mathematics and science at Bishop Foley Catholic High School in Madison Heights, and holds engineering, business and education degrees from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Rebecca notes, “The online community is truly offering students and school districts the [...]

Inspiring Story of Inclusion at Byron Center Christian

This inspiring story of Isaac and his friends at Byron Center Christian School is a testament to the strength of inclusive communities and serves as a shining example of the body of Christ.  Recently released by the Kala Project, this video has already received thousands of hits. Share it with your friends!

Personalized learning key to success

By Brian Broderick – Executive Director. Michigan Association of Non-public Schools Have you ever worn shoes that didn’t fit? Did the height of the heel make your back hurt? Did you have enough arch support? The wrong shoes can make a short walk excruciating; the right shoes can make a long trek invigorating. We understand [...]

San Juan Diego Academy Wins Erhardt Prize

On August 23, 2012 it was announced San Juan Diego Academy took first place in the Erhardt Construction Company “Building Our Community” contest.  The prize is $50,000 worth of construction work which will help make the San juan Diego Academy school building safe.   “Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Thank you for your vote.   Thank [...]


WYOMING, MI., JULY 30, 2012—Supporters of non-public schools who want a say in who wins $45,000 in the Erhardt Construction “Building Our Community” contest, have their very own non-public school choice to back. San Juan Diego Academy is the only non- public school finalist on the ballot.  MANS members and their affiliates who want to [...]

St. Augustine Cathedral School earns prestigious “School of Distinction” recognition

St. Augustine Cathedral School in Kalamazoo has earned recognition as a School of Distinction by the Michigan Non-Public School Accrediting Association (MNSAA). The elementary school becomes only the eleventh school out of 242 MNSAA accredited schools to earn this recognition since its inception in 2007. To earn “School of Distinction” recognition accredited schools must choose [...]


Governor Snyder signed into law important revisions to Michigan’s shared time law on May 15, 2012.  Non-public schools can now see shared time services from any public school district or charter school within its Intermediate School District (ISD) or in a contiguous ISD.  If your school already has an operating shared time program with another [...]

MANS Mourns Passing of Assistant Director, Barbara Schimmel-Stork

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Barbara Schimmel Stork on Saturday, April 21, 2012 after a brief illness. We take comfort in the assurance of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as we share this sad news. Barbara faithfully served the MANS organization and its members for over [...]


MANS Administrators: Senate Bill 621 (Hansen R-Hart) passed the Senate the Senate today on a 26-12 vote.  Thank you to all who called your Senator and helped make it happen. The process now moves to the House.  Please contact House Education Committee Chairman Paul Scott (R-Grand Blanc) at or (517) 373-1780 and ask for support [...]


MANS High School Administrators: SBs 622-23 and 709-710  (Emmons, R-Sheridan) passed the Senate today on a 26-12 vote!  Thank you to all who made calls to your Senator asking for support for these bills.  The process now moves to the House.  Please contact Chairman of the House Education Committee, Paul Scott (R-Grand Blanc)  at [...]