University Liggett School

     Tel: (313)884-4444
Grades: PK - 12 | 567 students
Located in Grosse Pointe Woods, a short drive from the bustle of downtown Detroit, University Liggett School is a nationally recognized, experiential learning-based private school for children from prekindergarten (age 3) through 12th grade.
With our unique Curriculum for Understanding, students become active participants in their learning experience.
They discover their passions.
They uncover questions.
They propose answers.
And, in doing so, they turn information into understanding.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
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.: 18%
Students by Grade University Liggett School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
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 $25,000
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $15,000 to $25,000 depending on level. Prekindergarten fees depend on several factors. Call for information.
% on Financial Aid 30%
Admissions Director Anne Frame Sheppard
Admissions Associate Denise Deane

Sports

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,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Volleyball

School Notes:

Limited class sizes and challenging academics shape students, giving them a keen sense of self while simultaneously fostering lifelong appreciation for and an understanding of learning.The Liggett instructional method is based on critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, adaptability and universalism. These foundational characteristics are woven in at all levels of instruction and in all academic areas, including reading and writing, mathematics, science, technology and affective and emotional intelligence.Liggett’s education model encompasses three phases: Elements (Pre-K – Grade 5), Foundations (Grade 6 – Grade 10), and Horizons (Grade 11 – Grade 12). Each phase builds upon the previous one. The result is a well-rounded student, prepared for further education and a fulfilling life.Every one of Liggett’s graduates goes to college – many to their first choice and many to highly selective institutions, where many follow an academic passion first discovered as a Liggett student.

Profile last updated: 11/24/2014

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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    (313)884-1070
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    Grosse PointeMI48236
    (313)885-3430
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    Grosse PointeMI48236
    (313)881-3460
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