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 – the Curriculum for Understanding – 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 Liggett 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.
Liggett’s education model encompasses three phases: Elements (Pre-K – Grade 5), Foundations (Grade 6 – Grade 10), and Horizons (Grade 11 – Grade 12). Each phase builds upon the previous one. The result is a well-rounded student, prepared for further education and a fulfilling life.
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.