Message From Our Leaders

Dear New Branches Families,


Welcome to the 2022/23 school year! Back to school season is one of my favorite times of the year. The stores are stocked with supplies, teachers are decorating their classrooms, and families are soaking up the last few precious moments of summer. 

As we gear up for a year full of learning, we want to emphasize that we are a school family that is committed to great academics and personal growth for each student. The team at NBCA is full of dedicated and dynamic teachers, support staff, paraprofessionals, custodians, food service workers and administrative staff who all work with students to achieve high academic and social standards. Together, we grow through challenges and celebrate our accomplishments. 

We are celebrating our 27th year as a trusted public charter school, and what I love most about our school is our community. Every year, our families and staff become a unified team with common goals and are dedicated to providing a safe community all while building character to prepare our students for life after New Branches.

We are excited to see you on Thursday, August 18 between 4:00-6:00 pm for our Back-to-School Night.  This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, see the classroom, drop of any school supplies, and complete any paperwork.  Your child’s teacher will be emailing you prior to the Back-to-School night with other important information.

Our first day of school is on Tuesday, August 23, from 8:10-3:10. If you have any questions about the first day of school, please do not hesitate to contact the front office at (616)243-6221.

Thank you for entrusting your student to us. Education is a journey and we are honored to partner with a great community of families like you. 


In partnership with you,

Terry Larkin & Kristen Crawford