2018 Best Private High Schools in MichiganAbout this List

The 2018 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. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Hillsdale Academy

    • Private School
    • Hillsdale, MI
    • K-12
    • 23
    34 Best Private High Schools in Michigan

    Niche User: I would not trade my time at Hillsdale Academy for the world. It is an integral part of who I am, and the people I met there will always be my second family. True, I had to work harder than I could ever have imagined -- for instance, each senior class must do an independent science research project and write a 15 to 20-page paper for the humanities on top of the college application process and regular coursework, which already takes 4 to 5 hours a night if you want an "A." However, you also get the benefit of the trip to Greece and Italy for all juniors and seniors every other year, which is amazing! Everyone gets to go, no matter the financial difficulty, because the faculty and community is so dedicated to ensuring that everyone gets to cap off their classical, liberal arts education with a two-week trip to the places where Western Civilization was born. Also, if you are a part of the French club, you get to go to France, which I also did. My experience on the track and basketball teams were incredible, and I will always have a particular fondness for my time in the drama program, as I hope to pursue acting someday. Hillsdale Academy's productions really inspired me to the craft, and I finished out my career there portraying the character of Sarah Brown in "Guys and Dolls," which was a dream come true.
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    • A
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 199 Students
    • 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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