IS BORN A GENIUS
- Buckminster Fuller
WHO · WHAT · WHY
Michigan Independent School founded in 1971. It is located in northern Oakland County on 31 acres of woods and rolling meadows in Oxford, Michigan. The school is surrounded by the acreage of Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, Upland Hills Farm and Bald Mountain Recreation Area.
Upland Hills School Turns 50!
Honoring the Past. Celebrating the Present. Building the Future.
To the teachers, learners, creators and builders of the past 50 years, we want to honor you and the immeasurable contributions you have made to our community over the years. For those of us who are here now, teaching and learning together, it is time to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the past couple years when our community came together in a time of great uncertainty and created something magical and unforgettable. We know it was only possible because we were building on the bedrock of love, courage and agency laid by those who did the work before us. Together, we can envision and support the next 50 years of our beloved school.
We are so excited to host the Upland Hills community—past and present—for a fun filled weekend of music, dancing, campfire storytelling, play and good food. You will see in the details below a packed lineup of activities and events. Please consider joining for one, some or all of the celebrations!
Throughout the weekend, we will also be highlighting the upcoming campaigns that are important to the present and future success of the next 50 years of Upland Hills School. We invite everyone to help us envision, create and financially support the continued growth and development of our children and school community.
"I observe that every child demonstrates a comprehensive curiosity. Children are interested in everything and are forever embarrassing their specialized parents by the wholeness of their interests. Children demonstrate right from the beginning that their genes are organized to help them to apprehend, comprehend, coordinate, and employ—in all directions."
- Buckminster Fuller
We are in an exciting and important time in the life of Upland Hills School. We are growing as a community in ways that are new and in ways that honor and uphold our past. Upland Hills has always met it’s financial responsibilities and challenges with the ethic of, “Doing more with less.” This careful, conscious and anticipatory strategy has served the school well in times of great abundance and in leaner times.
Today, we are fortunate to be stable and strong financially. Fiscal health and stability allows our community to dream, create and continue to evolve. And it is the community creating the abundance to do so.
The annual fund is the cornerstone of our fundraising program. All gifts to this effort reach into every aspect of life in our school. Your gifts ensure that the children, teachers, family and friends of Upland Hills School will thrive in a love-based learning environment.
We strive for 100% participation from our community. Every gift is received with deep gratitude and honored through it’s careful consideration and allocation. Every single gift makes a difference in the continued growth of our school.
We welcome your tax-deductible contribution by check, credit card, in person or by PayPal.
To find our more about the Annual Fund, please contact our director, Rob Himburg by email or phone: 248.693.2878
Click below to donate today!
Ecological Awareness Center
The EAC is rooted in the desire to inform and nurture awareness, accompanied by actions that promote the well-being of all life on Earth.
Community Supported Agriculture
The Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, serves as a rich and varied outdoor classroom for our students. From choosing seeds to planting, tending, harvesting and cooking our students are deeply immersed in the food circle.
Karen Joy Theater
The Theatre Experience has been an integral part of our curriculum since our beginning in 1971. It gives children a place to work together toward the common goal closest to the heart of a child, the magic of wonder.