University Liggett School

     Tel: (313)884-4444
Grades: PK - 12 | 567 students
For more than 130 years, University Liggett School and its predecessor schools have been at the forefront of independent school education in metropolitan Detroit and the southeast region of Michigan.
Our more than 5,000 alumni went on to be educated at the nation's finest colleges and universities, and have enjoyed success in a variety of careers, from medicine and science, to teaching and technology, to working in the creative and performing arts.
University Liggett School provides a foundation of academic excellence in a diverse educational community that has as its shared values respect, responsibility, trustworthiness and compassion.
We dedicate ourselves to developing lifelong learners by challenging the intellect, body and spirit in an emotionally and physically safe environment.
University Liggett School does not unlawfully discriminate against any person on the basis of religion, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other protected class as provided by applicable law.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1878

Student Body

Total Students 567 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 65%
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Latin literature,  French,  Spanish,  Biology,  Chemistry,  Physics,  Calculus,  U.S. History,  World History,  American Government and Politics,  Comparative Politics,  Music Theory,  Studio Art,  Art History,  English Literature  
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants and polo or dress shirts. No jeans.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,000
Tuition Notes Scholarships and financial aid are available at most grade levels.
% on Financial Aid 30%
Admissions Director Anne Frame Sheppard
Admissions Associate Denise Deane


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,

School Notes:

Full and partial scholarships are offered to a select number of incoming ninth-grade students based on test results, interviews and writing samples. Application deadline for the Liggett Scholarship is in early January the year a student is in eighth grade. These scholarships are for four years.

Profile last updated: 04/13/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dominican High School And Academy (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Lady Star Of The Sea Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Star Of The Sea Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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