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University Liggett School Photo #1 - For more 140 years, Liggett has fostered a tradition of exploration, invention and discovery. Generations of University Liggett School alumni have gone on to do great things in life. As will generations to come. Because once a journey of discovery begins, it never ends.
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University Liggett School Photo #1 - For more 140 years, Liggett has fostered a tradition of exploration, invention and discovery. Generations of University Liggett School alumni have gone on to do great things in life. As will generations to come. Because once a journey of discovery begins, it never ends.
University Liggett School Photo #2 - Interscholastic athletics at Liggett play an important role in a student's educational experience, and all students are encouraged to participate. Participation in athletics provides students the opportunity for personal growth in a number of areas including: commitment, leadership, sportsmanship, responsibility and teamwork.
University Liggett School Photo #3 - We value growth and process as much as we honor achievement and product.
University Liggett School Photo #4 - We focus on building skills, not covering content. The Liggett approach places a premium on skill development through scaffolding and mastery; teachers seek to foster a student-centered learning environment by calling on backward design, student choice, and vertical and horizontal alignment to support their charges and enrich their experience.
University Liggett School Photo #5 - At University Liggett School, student interests and passions are engaged and encouraged. Choice is a pathway to engagement.
University Liggett School Photo #6 - Rigor is achieved by relevance and depth, not pace and breadth.
University Liggett School Photo #7 - Our classrooms are student-centered and teacher-guided. The Reggio Emilia approach encourages young children to draw upon their innate curiosities, empowering them to ask questions and explore both independently and collaboratively their understanding of the world and their place within it.
University Liggett School Photo #8 - The work students do has connections to the world beyond our walls and the life they might lead in it.
University Liggett School Photo #9 - A University Liggett School education is never standardized.
University Liggett School Photo #10 - The highly selective Liggett Merit Scholarship is awarded each year to talented incoming 9th grade students. Candidates must complete all application requirements by January 18, 2019.
A University Liggett School education empowers students to break through boundaries.
Own their academic growth. Flourish through failure. Understand through experience. Revel in their differences, talents and strengths.
We approach every student and each day from a place of pure and limitless possibility, with our holistic approach to learning and an environment that supports meaningful risks and rewards. Why Liggett?.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 658 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,000
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 14 / Feb. 26 / rolling

Top Rankings

University Liggett School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
658 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
University Liggett School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
72%
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Government and Politics, Art History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Politics, English Literature, French, Latin literature, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish, Studio Art, U.S. History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniform/Business Casual)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 14 / Feb. 26 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $8,500 to $31,000 depending on level. Prekindergarten fees depend on several factors. Call for information.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Stephanie Sikora
Admissions Associate
Solomon Spann
Endowment Size
$30 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Ethics Bowl, Robotics Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Musical Theater, Theater Arts

School Notes

  • Why Liggett?
  • Because asking new questions is more valuable than memorizing old answers. For 144 years, Liggett has pioneered thought-provoking, transformative educational experiences.
  • A Fundamentally Better Approach to Education - The Liggett Approach puts students at the center of their learning, cultivating interests and passions. Classrooms are student-centered and teacher guided. Rigor is achieved by depth, rather than breadth.
  • A Small School with Big Impact - Each student benefits from small classes and world-class faculty. Our students flourish with access to opportunities, resources, and interactions that only a tight knit PK-12 community can provide.
  • A Tradition of Success - More than 90% of our seniors are offered admission to their top choice university, including many of the finest institutions in the world.The Class of 2021 was awarded $3.2 million in merit scholarships. Alumni have had a significant impact in business, science, the arts, athletics, research, politics and more.
  • Our Tradition of Innovation - Encouraging experimentation, problem solving and critical thinking with innovative technology is a hallmark of a Liggett education. This is supported by dedicated innovation spaces.
  • Our Tradition of Athletic Excellence - From the first use of the forward pass in a football game (1908) to the first girls` hockey team in the State (1986), Liggett`s athletic programs have been truly remarkablethroughout its history. The Knights have achieved 84 State Championships - four during the 2020-21 school year. 
  • Our Tradition of Access and Opportunity - Liggett opens its doors to bright, talented and dedicated students, whose diversity of backgrounds enriches our school, through scholarships and need-based tuition assistance supported by generous giving and a robust endowment.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 658 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,000
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 14 / Feb. 26 / rolling

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