Our Schools - Public, Private, Parochial

Grosse Pointe's public school system of 9 elementary, 3 middle and 2 senior high schools is unified under a single administration. In addition to regular classes, the Grosse Pointe Public School System provides programs for students with special physical, mental or emotional needs.

The Public Schools

Grosse Pointe's system of elementary, middle and senior high schools is unified under a single administration. In addition to regular classes, the Grosse Pointe Public School System provides programs for students with special physical, mental or emotional needs.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Grosse Pointe Public School system, as a leader committed to the highest quality teaching, is to ensure that all our students learn and apply the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to excel in their ever-changing world by concentrating the efforts of students, staff, parents, and community.

Adopted May 1997.

The Grosse Pointe Board of Education is committed to the continuous improvement of the district's educational program in order to:

  • Provide meaningful educational opportunities for all students;
  • Promote student attendance and reduction of dropouts;
  • Ensure that constitutional rights of citizens in a democracy have meaning and application to all.
  • Develop in students a deep sense of personal responsibility for their actions;
  • Protect students' safety, health and welfare;
  • Deal justly and constructively with all students in matters of discipline ensuring due process;
  • Help all students feel they are valued as individual persons in the school environment

Quick Facts

  1. The Grosse Pointe Public School System operates 15 schools - nine elementary, three middle and two high, and an elementaryfacility on the grounds of the Children's Home of Detroit.
  2. Ninety percent of graduates go on to higher education.
  3. Grosse Pointe seniors are accepted at approximately 166 different colleges and universities each year.
  4. All schools are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the State of Michigan.

Public Libraries

The public library is a division of the Grosse Pointe Public School System. It offers a variety of children's reading programs at its three locations. For adults, the library programs range from travel films to informative presentations on subjects of current interest.

Community Education

The Department of Community Education of the Grosse Pointe Public School System offers a wide variety of educational and recreational activities for children and adults of all ages. A catalog announcing upcoming classes is distributed three times a year to all households in the Grosse Pointe Public School district.

Grosse Pointe Public Schools Web Site

Michigan School Reports
When you follow this link, choose the time period you are interested in, then follow the hyperlinks to school systems beginning with the letter G. You will retrieve information on Grosse Pointe Public Schools MEAP testing results.

Private & Parochial Schools

University Ligget School

Mission Statement

"University Liggett School offers pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students an outstanding academic program in an educational community which has as its shared values - respect, responsibility, trustworthiness and compassion. We are dedicated to developing students who are open-minded, thoughtful, lifelong learners with critical thinking skills necessary to achieve success into the future. Our purpose is to produce graduates of integrity and virtue and who are healthy, humane, well-rounded citizens."

Each ULS student is offered a college preparation curriculum in the liberal arts, opportunities in music, theater, dance and visual arts, and a broad program of athletics and physical fitness. Graduates of ULS are accepted to the nation's top colleges and universities including: Harvard, University of Michigan, Georgetown, Yale, Dartmouth, MIT, Wellesley, Vanderbilt, Williams Stanford, Duke, Northwestern, and University of Southern California.

University Liggett School Web Site

Grosse Pointe Academy

The Grosse Pointe Academy is an independent day school enrolling boys and girls in a Montessori Early School (ages 2 1/2 to 5) and Grades 1 through 8. The Academy operates its own bus service for students, which enables the school to serve families from the Detroit metropolitan area.

The Grosse Pointe Academy holds that learning is a continuous and highly personalized process extending throughout life and requires a strong intellectual, moral, and physical foundation. Moral values and Montessori principles, emphasizing attention to individual needs, govern the Early School and are sustained throughout the grades. Ecumenical in outlook and Catholic in tradition, the Academy has Christian Life classes for students in grades 1-8. Several times a year, the entire school meets for Ecumenical Services.

Grosse Pointe Academy Web Site

St. Paul Catholic School

Pre-school for 3 and 4 year olds, Grades K-8

In Admissions, priority is given to

  1. currently enrolled families;
  2. in-parish students;
  3. non-parish Catholic students;
  4. other students.

* Application and placement judged on individual basis with consideration given to prior academic and citizenship records; Grades 2 through 8 applicants tested in language arts and mathematics, with test results determining grade level.
* Students and parents must support school philosophy and policies; all students must take religious education courses offered at their grade level.

The curriculum includes:

  • Language Arts (reading, grammar, phonics, spelling, writing)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Art
  • Computer
  • Physical Education
  • Library Skills
  • Religious Instruction At All Levels
  • Regularly scheduled liturgies
  • Students readers at Mass
  • Sacramental celebrations
  • Altar servers

Our Lady Star of the Sea

K-grade 8, Coeducational

Mission Statement

"The staff of our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School is working together to develop and educate each student spiritually, academically, emotionally, socially, and physically. This is evidenced in the students by their spiritual growth, academic achievement, self-esteem and positive attitudes. We accept and share the responsibility to offer, instruct and provide to all students the skills to be active participants in their continuing education."

St. Clare of Montefalco