Alumni Events
We would like to plan a picnic for all current & alumni Ferndale Open Classroom families & staff.
If you would like to help us plan a picnic please contact us at .

Alumni Email List
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"I have 3 children in the Open Classroom program and we LOVE it! We have considered moving and the one reason we're still here is because of this school! My kids are getting a wonderful education, our teachers are phenomenal, and the parents and families are the warmest, kindest people we have ever met. There are loads of parents in the classrooms every day helping all the children, from those at grade level, to those needing extra help, to those needing to be challenged. My kids are involved in art club, math club, girl scouts, cub scouts, band, and a wonderful music program. We couldn't be happier! Go Ferndale schools!!!"

-Current Parent

"I'm currently in a dual MD/PhD program in medicine and public health at the University of Michigan and am quite sure that open classroom started me off right. :) Open classroom helped to develop the critical thinking skills and independence that I have used throughout my educational career." -Alumni Student

"Ferndale Open Classroom is a program that our family credits as the primary reason we chose to come to--and stay in--Ferndale to raise our family." -Alumni Student

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School-Related Links

Ferndale Public Schools

John F. Kennedy School

John F. Kennedy PTA

John F. Kennedy Green School Website

Links to other Open Classroom Schools

Open Classroom Salt Lake City, Utah

Lagunitas Open Classroom, California

Hooker Oak School, California

Ventura Open Classroom, California

Madison Metropolitan School District Open Classroom, Wisconsin


Ferndale Open Classroom is located at:

John F. Kennedy School
24220 Rosewood
Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: 248-547-0880
Principal: Derek Adams

Roosevelt Primary School
2610 Pinecrest
Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: 248-586-8811
Principal: Dina Rocheleau

Coolidge Intermediate School
2521 Bermuda
Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: 248-547-1700
Principal: Eric Bruner

Ferndale Middle School
725 Pinecrest
Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: 248-541-1783
Principal: Dawn Warren

Enrollment Information:

Ferndale Open Classroom for K-6 is available to residents or school of choice students in the district at least one year.

Enrollment is based on a lottery system with an equal number of students being pulled for all district neighborhoods.

Students must be signed up for the lottery by February 29, 2012.

The lottery will take place March 14, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. at Harding Administration Center, 2920 Burdette, Ferndale, MI 48220.

For information about how to enroll in the lottery go to:

For information about enrolling in the Ferndale Middle School Open Classroom contact 248-541-1783

For enrollment information visit or call:
Ferndale Public Schools
Harding Administration Building
Phone: 248-586-8686

Email us at

Ferdale Open Classroom Handbook:
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