Grosse Pointe is very fortunate to have one of the finest school systems in the nation. In standardized testing, Grosse Pointe ranks in the top one percent of school systems nationwide.
The “community schools concept” allows families to participate in their child’s elementary, middle and high school experience. Excellent teachers and staff offer exemplary learning opportunities for children of all abilities. This “community” school concept is such that Grosse Pointe has no need for school busses. Elementary school-aged children are within walking distance to their schools.
Nine elementary schools provide instruction from Kindergarten through Grade 5 and feed into three middle schools providing instruction in Grade 6, 7 and 8. Grosse Pointe South High and Grosse Pointe North High schools serve the entire Grosse Pointe community from Grade 9 through 12. Barnard Center, located within Grosse Pointe Woods on the Children’s Home of Detroit grounds, serves the elementary school age residents.
The Grosse Pointe Academy is an independent coeducational day school serving children 2-1/2 years old through Grade 8. It was founded as the Academy of the Sacred Heart in 1885. Christian values and Montessori principles, emphasizing attention to individual needs, govern the Early School and are sustained throughout the grades. The Academy views learning as a continuous, personalized process, which begins at birth and is reinforced throughout life, and is committed to a program that promotes the moral, intellectual and physical well being of each student. Enrollment: 430.
University Liggett School, a coeducational, college preparatory day school, was formed in 1969 by a merger of Grosse Pointe University School and The Liggett School, founded in 1877. Admission is competitive, based upon personal interview, testing, academic record and references. ULS seeks a diversified student body that is representative of metropolitan Detroit in pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. In addition to core courses in English, Mathematics, Laboratory Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Creative and Performing Arts, and Physical Education, a variety of Honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered. Enrollment: 735.
Our Lady Star of the Sea Elementary School stresses positive motivation on an individual level. Curriculum includes Religion, Reading, and Mathematics. Language, Art, Science, Social Studies, Computer Education, Physical Education, Music and Art for pre-school (3 and 4 years old), and Kindergarten through eighth grade students. Grade School Enrollment: 400 (co-ed).
St. Clare of Montefalco
St. Clare of Montefalco School has built a tradition of educational excellence based on the values and teachings of Jesus for pre-school through eighth grade students. Curriculum includes Religion, Mathematics, English, Science, Music, Handwriting, Reading, Art, Spelling, Computers, Physical Education and Studies. Athletics, student leadership and enrichment activities also are stressed. Enrollment: 516.
St. Paul on the Lake Catholic School
At St. Paul on the Lake Catholic School, emphasis is on each child’s spiritual, intellectual, social and physical needs, and its students are rated well above average in overall academic achievement. Founded in 1927, St. Paul School curriculum includes Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Music, Art, Compute, Physical Education and Library Skills, Religious instruction is given at all levels- Pre-school through eighth grade. A variety of religious, arts and other enrichment programs are offered. Enrollment: 441.