Students at Hillsdale Academy excel within its academically challenging environment. Over the past twenty years in comparative standing with schools across the nation, Hillsdale Academy students in Grades K-8 had an average ranking at the 97th percentile or above on the national Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, while students in the Upper School consistently scored on a par with the best independent schools in Michigan and well above the national averages on the SAT and the ACT every year since the Upper School’s inception.
Several students have also earned Advanced Placement Scholar recognition—a significant accomplishment since Hillsdale Academy offers no courses that are dedicated to studying for these exams. To date, Hillsdale Academy graduates have been accepted to over 170 colleges and universities, and 20% of our graduates have received National Merit Scholarship recognition. Among our 19-member 2013 senior class, we have five National Merit contenders: Shaley Albaugh, Charles Blood, Christina Craig, Dean Robinson, and Andrew Ruchames.
The Hillsdale Academy Quiz Bowl team took the Class D State title in 2012 and 2013.
In July 2006, the Hillsdale Academy was named a nominating school for the John Motley Morehead Foundation scholarship.