Greenhills School

Tel: (734)769-4010
  • Greenhills is a singular place. You can sense it in the architecture.
  • Our upper school has grown over the years, but you’d never know it from the building’s appearance.
  • There are three reasons for this. First, each one of the many additions to our campus is consistent with what came before.
  • Designed by Michigan Architect Laureate Alden B. Dow, the lines of the school, hewed in dark wood and lightened by spotless windows from roof to floor, are consistent from one end of the school to the other.
  • There is a respect here for the innovations of the past, an elegant match of tradition and progress that is no coincidence.
  • Dow’s greater genius, however, is manifest in the second source of the building’s vibrancy.
  • Greenhills is packed with gathering spaces — for groups from two to two hundred.
  • Each grade level has a space of its own, a comfort zone, where students and faculty can greet each other each morning, find friends, find help, find ideas.
  • The design of Greenhills is intended to draw people together, and this happens at our school in a remarkable way.
  • Our students are respectful without resorting to mere deference. Our teachers communicate without condescension.
  • Lastly, Greenhills is aging well because it is loved. We expect the best of each other every day, and the community of our school both promotes and draws on this.
  • The truth is that Greenhills could be housed anywhere and the spirit of the place — challenge, vivacity, delight, loyalty — would endure.
  • This is what makes Greenhills the uniquely inspirational environment it has grown to be.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1968

Student Body

Total Students565 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by GradeGreenhills School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1324
Average ACT score29
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,900
Tuition NotesMiddle School (grades 6-8) tuition is 21490
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,100
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBetsy Ellsworth
Admissions AssociateEric Gajar


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballCross Country,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Greenhills School is a student-centered community that helps young people realize their full intellectual, ethical, artistic and athletic potential in preparation for college - and beyond - as curious, creative, and responsible citizens who respect all individuals and their differences, and whose meaningful and balanced lives will better the world.
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