West Michigan Area
Educational Outlets

Children learn from everything around them and use that knowledge to shape who they'll become and what they'll go on to accomplish in life. Our West Michigan communities offer numerous types of educational outlets, from preschool to high school, and lessons to vacation bible school options; the lakeshore has all you need to prepare your young one for a successful future!

Below is our entire list of West Michigan educational outlets. For specific types of educational outlets, click on one of the education categories below.

Dave Kosla, Guitar Instructor
109 S. James St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 301-0170
Dave has been playing guitar for over 22 years and teaching acoustic and electric guitar, and ukulele for over 17 years. He has also performed in weddings, pit bands, recitals, ensembles, and rock/blues/country bands. Beginners on up can learn from a patient and experienced instructor who is dedicated to your success!
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Ludington Area Center for the Arts
Donald C. Baldwin Community Pool
706 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-5017
The Donald C. Baldwin Community Pool offers daily, monthly, and yearly passes for open swim; as well as lessons for all ages from infants up to adults. Looking for a unique location for your child's next birthday party? Contact the Donald C. Baldwin Community Pool director for more details on birthday parties at the pool!
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Ludington Windowsill New & Used Books
Fitzy's Shred Sessions
Skateboarding Lessons, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 794-9440
Foster Elementary School
505 E Foster St, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-3820
Franklin Elementary School
721 Anderson St, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-3830
Gateway to Success Academy
526 N. Scottville Rd., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 845-0922
Grace Adventures
2100 N. Ridge Rd., Silver Lake, MI 49436, (231) 873-3662
Hart Public Library
407 State St., Hart, MI 49420, (231) 873-4476
Hart School District
300 W. Johnson St., Hart, MI 49420, (231) 873-4080
Hesperia Library
80 S. Division, Hesperia, MI 49421, (231) 854-5125
Historic White Pine Village
1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-4808
Families can interact with authentic Mason County artifacts in 30+ buildings on site at Historic White Pine Village. History in Action Days are geared toward school-aged children and are open to the public. Enjoy a treat at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor and visit the Gift Shop for a souvenir!
Inspired Parties
Located in Ludington, Serving West Michigan, (231) 510-2528
A traveling paint studio offering a unique night out! Flex your creative muscles while our artist guides you step-by-step in the creation of your very own masterpiece. We offer public events-partnering with local businesses. Or host a private party for family and friends in the venue of your choice.
Instrumental Music & Sound
109 S. James St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-4411
Is there a hidden guitarist in you? Release it with personal lessons from Instrumental Music & Sound. Our private, one-on-one guitar sessions can help you learn guitar, bass guitar, or ukulele, and allow you to progress at your own pace. For all ages and skill levels from beginners to advanced.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Highway M-137, Interlochen, MI 49643, (231) 276-7200
Located in beautiful northwest lower Michigan. Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists, and inspired by the scenic beauty of our campus.
Key Dulcimers
803 1/2 E Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-7146
Letha Fulton School of Dance
1166 N. Rath Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-1491
Lighthouse Baptist Academy
1950 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431
Ludington Area Catholic School & Child Care
700 E. Bryant Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-3188
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
107 S. Harrison, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-2787
LACA is the center of the area's art scene, offering monthly exhibits, classes/workshops and live music. The art center is also home to a number of creative groups. LACA's gift shop features creative items from an array of local and Michigan artists. LACA hosts the West Shore Art Fair annually in July.
Ludington Area School District
809 E Tinkham Ave, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-7303
Ludington High School
508 N Washington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-3880
Ludington Youth Sailing School
P.O. Box 132, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 690-3710
The Ludington Youth Sailing School is a non-profit organization that promotes the safety and enjoyment of sailing, with on the water classrooms. Students, ages 8-17, will learn the fundamentals of sailing, basic terminology, and life-long sailing skills. US Sailing Association certified instructors provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere to learn.
Manistee Area School District
550 Maple St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-3521
Manistee County Library - Arcadia
3586 Glovers Lake Rd., P.O. Box 109, Arcadia, MI 49613, (231) 889-4230
Manistee County Library - Bear Lake
12325 Virginia St., P.O. Box 266, Bear Lake, MI 49614, (231) 864-2700
Manistee County Library - Kaleva
14618 Walta St., P.O. Box 125, Kaleva, MI 49645, (231) 362-3178
Manistee County Library - Onekama
5283 Main St., P.O. Box 14, Onekama, MI 49675, (231) 889-4041
Manistee County Library - Wellston
1451 Seaman Rd., P.O. Box 62, Wellston, MI 49689, (231) 848-4013
Martial Arts America
104 W Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-9414
Mason County Central School District
300 W. Broadway St., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 757-3713
Mason County District Library - Ludington
217 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8465
Mason County District Library - Scottville
204 E. State St., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 757-2588
Mason County Eastern School District
18 S Main St, Custer, MI 49405, (231) 757-3733
Michigan Education Association
300 S. Rath Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-6341
Miranda Music
1286 Frankfort Hwy., Frankfort, MI 49635, (231) 352-9988
O J DeJonge Middle School
706 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-3810
Oaktree Academy
6498 W. Decker Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-0220
Pentwater School District
600 E. Park St., Pentwater, MI 49449, (231) 869-4100
Pentwater Township Library
402 E. Park, Pentwater, MI 49449, (231) 869-8581
Pere Marquette Early Childhood Center
1115 S Madison St, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-3850
River City Music School
387 1st St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 233-9204
Sandcastles Children's Museum
129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 233-9326
Create...discover...explore. Featuring 4 levels of interactive exhibits that promote hands-on discovery and inspire creativity, curiosity, awareness, and love of learning. Meet our new Bearded Dragon and explore our new Water Safety Exhibit. New ventilation system, sanitizing stations, and constant cleaning for a safe, fun experience. Check website for current hours.
Shelby Public Library
189 Maple St., Shelby, MI 49455, (231) 861-4565
Shelby School District
525 N. State St., Shelby, MI 49455, (231) 861-5211
The Windowsill Used & New Books
107 S. James St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 425-3421
For those who still love to read a good book, you'll appreciate our selection of good new and used books, all organized and easy to find. Our staff will be happy to help you with that hard-to-find book. Largest selection in Mason County. We carry many unique items for gift-giving.
Victory Early Childhood Center
4171 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 843-2410
West Michigan Junior Strings
Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 329-3056
West Shore Community College
3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 845-6211
West Shore Educational Service District
2130 W. US-10, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 757-3716