Our prekindergarten program uses a self-guided approach to learning that encourages children to draw upon their curiosities, empowers them to ask questions and explore both independently and collaboratively.
K through 5th Grade
Our Lower School challenges and empowers young learners to think critically and solve deeper problems. Our students gather information through research and develop new skills, including thinking skills and problem solving skills.
6th Grade through 8th Grade
University Liggett School's Middle School is a time of transformation — one that embraces challenges, makes connections and guides students on a path of academic and personal growth.
9th Grade through 12th Grade
From the moment they set foot on campus, all of our Upper School students are asked to take ownership of their learning process, accept risks and challenges and discover their academic passions.
University Liggett School has hired Gregory Paddison as the head coach for the girls’ varsity hockey team. Previously Paddison was the boys’ varsity head coach at Royal Oak High School.
“I'm eager to meet the young women I am going to have the privilege to coach and only hope that I can live up to the standards that University Liggett School has, and rightfully should, of those of us privileged enough to be a part of this community of coaches, teachers, and administrators, leading the next generation,” Paddison said.
Three University Liggett School sophomores were honored by C-SPAN for their documentary “Rails of the Republic” at a ceremony at the school in May.
Camron Herbert, Carsten Higbie and Giorgio Malkoun received an honorable mention for their documentary film about the post-Civil War rail system in America. As an honorable mention, “Rails of the Republic” was among the top 150 films in C-SPAN’s StudentCam documentary competition. The students received certificates of merit and $250 each in prize money from the cable channel. Local train and history aficionado, Grosse Pointe Woods Mayor Pro Tem Arthur Bryant, was also on hand to present certificates from the City. The students also received certificates of recognition from the offices of U.S. senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.
For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the University Liggett School student council has been recognized as a 2019 National Gold Council of Excellence by the National Councils of Excellence (NatStuCo). “It’s a great honor for our student commission to receive the National Gold Council of Excellence Award this year,” said Student Commission President Billy Kopicki.
University Liggett School is a private preschool and kindergarten through 12th grade college preparatory school in Metro Detroit that is nationally recognized for its innovative curriculum and arts and athletics offerings.