Why University
Liggett School?

Guided on a journey of self-discovery in a safe and supportive environment, students learn to embrace and explore their freedom. While the University Liggett School approach to education has evolved with the changing needs of each generation of students, we haven't wavered from our original mission; "to help young people more completely realize that which is within them and in doing so make positive contributions to society."

University Liggett School was founded on the belief that knowing one's strengths, passions and abilities is key to finding one's place in the world. Our community has endured for more than 100 years because we continually adapt and move forward without ever straying from our principles. Today, our students continue to learn more, experience more and go on to do more.


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Message from our Head of School


Welcome to University Liggett School! For more than 140 years, University Liggett School has provided an outstanding education to students who go on to lives of consequence, purpose, and fulfillment.

As you browse our digital home, I hope you get a sense of those special characteristics that make me so proud not only to lead this fine school but also to be a delighted parent of two of its students.

You’ll learn about our dynamic educational approach, which places students at the center of the learning process and encourages their interests and passions, and which values new questions over old answers.

You’ll meet our dedicated faculty, who are experts in their fields but love, at the heart of their work, teaching students. From the classroom to the laboratory to the stage to the field, committed teachers and coaches ensure every child is known and loved.

And, most importantly, you’ll meet some of our outstanding students, who pursue excellence each and every day with curiosity, passion, and joy.


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100% Students go
to college
28 Avg. ACT score
1:8 Faculty to student
60 Different zip codes make up our student body
3.5 million dollars in college scholarships


Jim Schmidt Dedication

Jim Schmidt Dedication Please join us as we remember Jim Schmidt, faculty and coach emeritus on Saturday, September 28 from 11:30 a.m. – Noon on the softball field.    Many of us knew Jim Schmidt as a mentor, coach, teacher and friend. During his 45 years at University Liggett School, he influenced thousands of students…

Deana Georgopoulos Tribute and Memorial

Please join us as we remember Deana Georgopoulos, faculty emerita, at a Tribute and Memorial Tree Unveiling on Saturday, September 28 from 10:30 a.m. in the Main Courtyard. Register today

Homecoming 2019

Homecoming 2019 Saturday, September 28, Noon – 4 p.m. Homecoming Day! Schedule of activities 8:30 a.m.: Tennis Tournament (ongoing all day)  10:30 – 11 a.m.: Deana Georgopoulos Memorial (courtyard) Click here to register to attend.  11 a.m.: Boys Varsity Soccer  11:30 a.m. – Noon: Jim Schmidt Dedication (softball field) Click here to register to attend….

Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame

Announcing our 2019 Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees   We are excited to announce that after much review the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has selected Heidi Henkel McGarry ’82, JT Parks ’83, Christopher Ford ’96, Leython Williams ’03, and Jim Schmidt, faculty/coach emeritus (posthumous), to be inducted into our Alumni Athletic Hall…