Upper School Admissions

Hillsdale Academy offers an academically enriched alternative to students in Hillsdale County and the surrounding area. Students are admitted to the Academy based on the combined strengths of their application and interview, inasmuch as these show evidence of personal motivation. No intelligence or other achievement tests are required for admission.

For further admissions information, please e-mail: Teresa Heckenlively (theckenlively@hillsdale.edu).


Parents of students already attending Hillsdale Academy are contacted first and allowed to re-enroll their children by submitting a non-refundable deposit of $200 by March 14 to hold a place. Application materials are then made available at the Academy’s front office to parents who seek admission of students new to the Academy. Interviews with these families are conducted, after which notification of each new candidate’s status is made. Families for whom there is an opening also submit the $200 deposit.

Tuition and Fees

For the 2018-2019 academic year, tuition for the Upper School Grades 9 through 12 is $6,760. A separate application fee of $25 covers administrative costs of processing applications and maintaining waiting lists.

Tuition payment plans are available. Partial scholarship assistance is extended on a limited basis. Scholarship application forms are available in the Academy’s front office on March 31 and are due by mid-April. Scholarship recipients are notified by the end of June.

Parents who voluntarily withdraw their child from Hillsdale Academy are responsible for the balance of the tuition for the current trimester. Prorated refunds are issued for students excused by Hillsdale Academy.

Before the beginning of each academic year, parents are notified as to school uniform requirements and where such purchases can be made.