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.
By Adam Hellebuyck, Christopher Hemler and Nate Crimmins
The Historical Society of Michigan featured University Liggett School's 10th grade history curriculum in it's magazine The Chronicle.
Cultivating a new generation of young historians is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding process that can be done in a myriad of ways. Here’s what the social studies department at University Liggett School in Southeastern Michigan did.
On a cool, gray morning in November, 70 students hiked through the woods and brush of Canal Park in Clinton Township. They were searching for the remains of the long-abandoned Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal, one of many canals began during the era of “canal fever” in the 1830s. Their conversation included debates over the locations of several key elements of the canal, such as the locks where water once raised and lowered the canal boats and the towpath where draft animals pulled the boats along. After their excursion, the students created signage describing the history of the canal and placing it into the context of early American industrialization.
This was the title of the session Nick Provenzano presented at a conference in Iceland in early November. The University Liggett School Makerspace director spent six days exploring the country and culture, visiting schools and attending Utís, an annual education conference.
Provenzano was invited to the conference last January while attending an educational technology exhibition in London, England, known as the BETT Conference. While showcasing the work ULS teachers have done with coding and design, he met an educator from Iceland, who invited him to be one of only 126 educators selected to participate in the Icelandic conference from all over the world.
Five University Liggett School seniors were awarded scholarships to play sports at the college level beginning next fall. Seniors Bea Bernard, Eva Papista, Isabelle Brusilow, Logan King and Billy Kopicki signed their National Letters of Intent on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Bernard will row for the University of Tennessee women’s rowing team, Papista will play soccer for the St. Francis College women’s soccer team, Brusilow will play soccer for Northern Michigan University's women’s soccer team, King will play baseball for Spring Arbor University and Kopicki will play baseball for Miami University.
Eighth-grade students looking for a world-class academic experience are encouraged to apply for a merit scholarship at University Liggett School prior to January 18, 2019. Michigan’s oldest independent day school is looking for exceptional students in metro Detroit to apply for the prestigious scholarship to fund their high school education.
Head of School Bart Bronk is shadowing a student in each grade level to experience the Liggett Approach through the students’ eyes.
I found my guide, senior Maria P., in second period yearbook class in the school’s Mac Lab. She and her classmates dove right into the work, each finalizing a set of pages for the first submission of this student-produced annual publication, which was due in a few days.
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.