175 East Lake Rd.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Phone 231-526-4500
Fax 231-526-4534
Attendance 231-526-4550

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Welcome to Shay!

Whether you are a visitor, new to the area, or an established member of the community, I would like to welcome you to a great school and a wonderful year. As educators, the Shay staff is dedicated to positively impacting and improving the quality of life for all children.

Shay Elementary School is recognized for outstanding academic achievement, routinely scoring above State and ISD averages on the MEAP tests.  Success is a result of continuing gains in student achievement, the strength of parental involvement and the myriad of excellent programs and activities offered to students.

The educators at Shay are passionate about the learning process and model the excitement for learning and love of knowledge.  The Shay staff provides an exceptional experience for students.  Students are provided numerous opportunities, including field trips, professional speakers, a swim program, and many enrichment offerings.

It is our pleasure to serve you and your family.  We encourage you to be active in your child’s school experience.  Please feel free to visit us often!


Points of Pride

  • Small class size
  • Gym, Music, Art
  • Library, Computer
  • Fifth Grade Band Program
  • D.A.R.E. Program
  • Curriculum-Based Programs
  • Comprehensive Special Education Program
  • Title I
  • Summer School Program
  • Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Science Fair
  • Internet/Technology




2013-14 Annual Education Report


"The Harborage"

After-school Day Care & Summer Camp

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Downloadable Forms:



  • 2014-15 Volunteer Release Form (This form needs to be completed every year for all classroom volunteers. The form only needs to be completed once for all schools.)


Forms are also available in the school offices.





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