About Us

This Is University Liggett School

This is Where We Shape Lives

The oldest independent co-educational day school in Michigan, University Liggett School is among the preeminent PreK-12 institutions in the state. Enrolling more than 600 students, Liggett offers a rigorous and innovative academic framework that allows students at every grade level to find their passion and explore it in depth while developing five higher order skills: creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, adaptability, and universalism. This guiding philosophy is supported by a rich array of co-curricular programs and empowers students to drive their own academic experience, preparing them to flourish at some of the strongest colleges and universities in the country.

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 University Liggett School 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.
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.

University Liggett School, Michigan's oldest coeducational independent school, is a college-preparatory, day school serving students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, University Liggett School attracts families from throughout Southeast Michigan.

Location and Facilities

Location: Approximately 10 miles northeast of downtown Detroit in a suburban neighborhood, one mile from the shore of Lake St. Clair.

Facilities: The 54-acre campus has an ice rink, outdoor pool, art gallery, performance spaces, artificial turf fields, two gymnasiums, a digital media lab, a Head of School residence located on campus, and the new Boll Campus Center. 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower students to develop intellectual curiosity, leadership and confidence to contribute to a complex and changing world. We challenge students to excel and to achieve their highest potential. We create opportunities for discovery and achievement by developing a faculty who foster the strengths of each student through the Curriculum for Understanding. We teach and practice the values of respect and responsibility in an emotionally and physically safe environment.

Adopted February, 2012, by the University Liggett School Board of Trustees

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University Liggett School, a top Metro Detroit private, independent school, is located at 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 313-884-4444