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Hillsdale Academy
Founded in 1990, the Academy serves as a model kindergarten-through-twelfth grade school.
Under the auspices of Hillsdale College, the Academy bases its curriculum on a solid grounding in fundamental academic skills, an exploration of the arts and sciences, and an understanding of the foundational tenets of our Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman heritage.
Originally K-8, the Upper School was incorporated in 1998, and the first graduation occurred in June 2001.
Hillsdale Academy offers an academically enriched alternative to students in Hillsdale County and the surrounding area.
Students are admitted to the Academy based on the combined strengths of their application and interview, inasmuch as these show evidence of personal motivation.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 225 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,170
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Hillsdale Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1990

Student Body

Total Students
225 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Hillsdale Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
15 students
Average SAT score
1390
Average ACT score
28
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform required)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
53%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,500

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
NHS/NJHS, Quiz Bowl, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, Drama, Orchestra, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Founded in 1990, the Academy serves as a model kindergarten-through-twelfth grade school.
  • Under the auspices of Hillsdale College, the Academy bases its curriculum on a solid grounding in fundamental academic skills, an exploration of the arts and sciences, and an understanding of the foundational tenets of our Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman heritage.
  • Originally K-8, the Upper School was incorporated in 1998, and the first graduation occurred in June 2001.
  • Hillsdale Academy offers an academically enriched alternative to students in Hillsdale County and the surrounding area.
  • Students are admitted to the Academy based on the combined strengths of their application and interview, inasmuch as these show evidence of personal motivation.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My children have attended the school - all three since kindergarten. To say that they thrive at the school is an understatement. We are so very pleased with everything they are learning. The school holds high standards of discipline and academics. Many of the students go on to amazing colleges and universities. More than anything, the school cares about the students. They are taught the most important virtues. What a great place. Makes me think that our nation is not so lost after all.
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5  
My second child is getting ready to graduate from Hillsdale Academy. I couldn't recommend this school more highly! The faculty is outstanding, and the curriculum relevant and challenging. Where other schools "teach to the book", Hillsdale Academy, teaches to the student. Character building is as much part of the experience, as scholarly learning is. We are blessed to have this educational institution as an option, in the shadow of Hillsdale College. As my daughter choses which college to attend in the fall, her ACT score of 32, ensures she will have more than enough offers to chose from. Thank you Hillsdale Academy for all you do, and all you are!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 225 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,170
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Michigan is $6,130 for elementary schools and $10,863 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Michigan is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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