Academy Profile

  • Privately funded, independent, coeducational day school

  • Founded in 1990 by Hillsdale College

  • Accepts no federal or state funding

  • 2017/2018 Tuition: Kindergarten: $4,190; Grades 1-8: $6,400; Grades 9-12: $6,630

  • Building includes four upper-school classrooms, five lower-school classrooms, art room, science lab, computer lab, gymnasium, library, and all-purpose performing arts stage

  • In the lower school, kindergarten is self-contained; first through sixth grade are clustered within each classroom under the instruction of one primary teacher: first and second grade; third and fourth grade; fifth and sixth grade.

  • Over the last twenty years, Hillsdale Academy, in comparative standing with schools across the nation, on average ranked at the 97th percentile on the National Iowa Test.

  • Targeted enrollment: 14 students per grade (K-6); 26 students per grade (7-12). Small class size ensures personalized instruction.

  • Current enrollment represents Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee and Branch Counties.

  • Kindergarten application deadline is January 1

  • Current lower-school (K-8) enrollment: 117

  • Current upper-school (9-12) enrollment: 81

  • Students are required to wear school uniform

  • Traditional, classical K-8 liberal arts curriculum and grades 1-6 instruction in conversational French.

  • Traditional, classical upper school (grades 9-12) liberal arts curriculum, college-preparatory curriculum and instruction in Latin.

  • Art, theatre, music, computers, and physical education supplement the K-12 curriculum.

  • Extra curricular activities: Doers of Good Service (DOGS), Student Council, Chess Club, Quiz Bowl teams, Upper School Service Club, and the National Honor Society meet throughout the school year.

  • Member of MHSAA, and SCAA. Sports offered based upon participation: Boys: soccer, cross country, basketball, track, or golf. Girls: basketball, cross country, volleyball, track, or golf.

  • School colors: Navy and White

  • Mascot: Colt

  • Academy parents are active partners in the education of their children and frequently participate in school programs, projects, and field trips. They support the Academy’s routine practice of assigning nightly homework and provide assistance to their children as needed.