A long tradition of success

Over 90% of students in grades 6-12 play an organized sport at the Academy, and our student-athletes strive for excellence in competition with the same enthusiasm they bring to the classroom. In addition to physical training and winning championships, Colt athletes gain much more through their participation in athletics: self-discipline, perseverance, teamwork, leadership, and integrity.


We have an extraordinary team of dedicated coaches, and because the Academy is part of Hillsdale College, our athletes have access to NCAA Division II training facilities.

Student throwing a basketball.

Boys Varsity Sports

  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Track & Field
Student running in a sprint competition.

Girls Varsity Sports

  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field
Student loading a shotgun for clay shooting.

Clay Target Shooting

Students in grades 6-12 also can compete on our clay target shooting club team.

Since 2002 - Academy teams win!


Conference Championships


District Championships


Regional Championships


State Titles

Activities and Clubs

Hillsdale Academy offers a variety of activities and clubs outside the classroom that help our students grow socially, spiritually, and intellectually.

Student Government

Every year, high school students elect a Student Council that coordinates campus social activities.

Service Opportunities

Students help others through D.O.G.S. (Doers of Good Service) and the High School Service Club.

Academic Clubs

Students in the upper school may participate in the Quiz Bowl Team and Chess Club. Since 2004, the Quiz Bowl Team has finished in the top three among small schools at the state championship four times, including 1st-place finishes in 2012 and 2013.

Students in 7th and 8th grades can join the National History Day Club. Students in 11th and 12th grade may be eligible to join the Academy chapter of the National Honor Society. The Academy also offers a Pro-Life Club, a Finance Club, and a Chess Club.

Student playing the violin.
Teacher and student talking.
Students having lunch on the lawn.

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