2017 Best Private High Schools in Michigan

The 2017 Best Private High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly.
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    Cranbrook Schools

    • Bloomfield Hills, MI
    • 181 reviews
    High School Senior:I am confident that the relationships that I have made with both students and teachers over my past fifteen years at Cranbrook will last my entire life. I feel that while at Cranbrook I have explored my interests, taken risks, and learned the importance of tradition and character. My academic and athletic success is largely due to the time I spent at Cranbrook, as it has made me into the person I am today and has given me lifelong friends.

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    Detroit Country Day School

    • Beverly Hills, MI
    • 90 reviews
    High School Senior:I love the diverse environment and learning experience. My school is unique because it offers different clubs during the school year, and you can tailor your schedule to the type of classes your like. I would choose this school again because it makes you have a sound mind in a sound body, which is the school's motto.

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    Greenhills School

    • Ann Arbor, MI
    • 19 reviews
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    The Roeper School - Birmingham Campus

    • Birmingham, MI
    • 28 reviews
    Niche User:Roeper is a fantastic place to learn, but also to grow as a human being. The academics, the athletics and the social experiences I had at Roeper were extremely valuable and directly responsible for my success as an adult. Being exposed to so many different people really helps a person understand their place in the world and how to interact (and show compassion for) the people around them.

    Besides the personal growth you get at Roeper, the academics are clearly amazing. Being surrounded by a lot of smart people and amazing teachers really helps you learn. Some people take the academics more seriously than others, but if you are the type of kid who loves learning, Roeper is an awesome place.

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    Frankel Jewish Academy of Metro Detroit

    • West Bloomfield, MI
    • 47 reviews
    Niche User:It's a small school so you get to know your teachers and peers very well. Teachers are usually there to help you if you ask, and sometimes even if you don't. The school atmosphere does get competitive.

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    University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy

    • Detroit, MI
    • 214 reviews
    High School Senior:Every teacher is involved in the students and they are always willing to help. The only problem is that there is so much to do and its hard to manage time.

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    Marian High School

    • Bloomfield Hills, MI
    • 44 reviews
    High School Senior:This school is very challenging, I do not regret coming here, but in some ways i wonder if I would be more successful at a different school.

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    Brother Rice High School

    • Bloomfield Hills, MI
    • 63 reviews
    High School Senior:Whats make this school the best is the brotherhood. The brotherhood at Brother Rice is that every single kid in each grade is there for one another no matter what. Wether its on the field or in the classroom, your brothers are always there for you. I would not want to be anywhere else. There is never any bullying here and kids let you be who you want to be. My favorite experience at Brother Rice has been winning a State Championship game in Football.

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    Academy of the Sacred Heart

    • Bloomfield Hills, MI
    • 45 reviews
    High School Senior:One very unique thing about Sacred Heart is Project Term. Project Term is a week long "semester" that allows students to travel to places throughout the country or world with classmates and teachers. One trip I went on was to San Francisco and Silicon Valley to learn about tech start-up companies and entrepreneurship. Another was a service trip to Nicaragua to teach children English. This year, as a Senior, I will be traveling to the Peruvian Amazon with 12 other students and two teachers. The experiences offered are once in a lifetime and incredibly life-altering.

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    University Liggett School

    • Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
    • 49 reviews
    Niche User:Innovative. Forward thinking. The curriculum for understanding is one of the most unique educational models in existence today. No standardized tests, and no common core. Her students learn to think and understand.

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    Sacred Heart Academy

    • Mount Pleasant, MI
    • 28 reviews
    Niche User:Kids get a solid education. Affinity for the school is strong. It's been in existence for 125 years and alumni support keeps the doors open.

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    Michigan Islamic Academy

    • Ann Arbor, MI
    • 25 reviews
    High School Senior:I enjoy waking up everyday and going to school. i have made many new friends and great memories. The school i go is a small school where everyone knows everyone. their are many opportunities for example classes, clubs, and other school activities that fit your interests. so if i had another chance i would definitely choose to go here again.

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    Hillsdale Academy

    • Hillsdale, MI
    • 22 reviews
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    Plymouth Christian Academy

    • Canton, MI
    • 53 reviews
    High School Sophomore:My high school experience at the small private school of Plymouth Christian Academy has been wonderful. I have received both sound academic instruction and spiritual guidance. The teachers are devoted to what they do and care about each and every one of their students. Plymouth Christian Academy is unique in providing spiritual direction instead of oppression.

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    Hackett Catholic Prep

    • Kalamazoo, MI
    • 24 reviews
    High School Senior:Hackett Catholic Central is actually a really good school. You learn about the Catholic faith from theology teachers and actual priests. Other core subjects such as math, science, and history are taught as well by more than adequate teachers.The sports teams are decent, but are not going to win a state championship anytime soon.

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    St. Mary Cathedral School

    • Gaylord, MI
    • 16 reviews
    High School Junior:The teachers are very helpful and guide you on the right path. It is small like a family. Most of the kids are nice and respectful. I am getting a good education here.

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    Divine Child High School

    • Dearborn, MI
    • 118 reviews
    High School Senior:I have had a positive experience, and have made many great friends. The teachers are very helpful, and the school offers great academics. Also, there are many clubs and extracurricular activities to get involved in.

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