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March 21, 2023

Over the course of two-and-a-half-months, kindergarten students at University Liggett School conceptualized, drew and designed their own car, which culminated in an Auto Show where the students explained their designs to friends and family. That Auto Show is now on display for the public to see at the Teague Gallery inside the Ford House Visitor ...

March 14, 2023

The University Liggett School Athletic Department and seniors Ally Metry and Summer Orlowski are pleased to announce the Shoes That Fit 5K Fun Run from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20. The 5K run/walk will start promptly at 10 a.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit Shoes That Fit. In addition to ...

March 13, 2023

STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) is everywhere you look at University Liggett School. Whether in Prek or the 12th grade, students are immersed in STEAM each day, often without realizing it. That matters because STEAM’s focus on hands-on learning with real-world applications helps develop a variety of skill sets, including creativity and 21st-century ...

March 07, 2023

University Liggett School Lower School Science Faculty, Maedah Puurabi, shares in this podcast how she is making sure her students have a deeper understanding of and connection to the world we live in, with each lesson she teaches.  Maedah integrates the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from the United Nations, into her lessons. SDGs are ...

February 27, 2023

Prekindergarten at University Liggett School University Liggett School’s prekindergarten program uses the self-guided Reggio Emilia approach to learning — our youngest students are encouraged to draw upon their innate curiosities and are empowered to ask questions and explore both independently and collaboratively their understanding of the world and their place within it. Through the Reggio ...

February 17, 2023

Tickets are on sale now at seatyourself.biz/uls The University Liggett School Players production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is coming to the school’s main stage March 9-12.  Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic story of love, loyalty and betrayal. It chronicles the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen ...

February 02, 2023

Our 2023 Sandlot Spring Training Baseball Camp is just around the corner. The camp, which is open to boys and girls from second through eighth grade, is scheduled for March 4-5 at the Boll Campus Center. Players and coaches from University Liggett School staff the Sandlot Spring Training Baseball Camp to help guide young players ...

January 26, 2023

The University Liggett School Board of Trustees has appointed Thomas W. Sheppard as its next Head of School. He will begin his role on July 1, 2023, replacing outgoing Head of School Bart Bronk. “Our search led us to three highly qualified finalists, each with specific and extensive expertise leading an independent school and the ...

January 10, 2023

A semester of independent research on World War I will come to life on Thursday, January 19, when students in Liggett’s 11th- and 12th-grade World War I class will host a public exhibition to demonstrate their understanding of the war.  The student-curated World War I exhibition, which runs from 5:30-7 p.m. in the school’s main ...

December 26, 2022

University Liggett School has received a $250,000 Educational Leadership Grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, based in Brooklyn, NY. The school will use the funds to facilitate the advancement of place-based humanities education by supporting teachers and students through a National Place-Based Humanities Institute (Institute). “We are so grateful to be recognized and selected ...

December 14, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Lindsay Brownell will be the featured speaker at Ring & Founders Day on Friday, May 5, 2023. Lindsay graduated from University Liggett School in 2006 and attended Davidson College where she earned a BA in English and a BS in Biology in 2010. While at Davidson College, Lindsay co-founded ...

December 12, 2022

University Liggett School students earned nine superior and four excellent marks at the Michigan Thespian Festival on December 9 and 10th in Lansing. Senior Dahlia Medvinsky and junior Gio Thams were standouts at the Festival. Dahlia was recognized as one of the top 10 theater students in the state, earning a Thespian Scholarship Award and ...

December 12, 2022

It will be another decade before University Liggett School kindergarteners earn driver’s licenses. But, after months of study, they can tell you more about how a car is designed and engineered than most teenagers or adults on the road, and they’re hosting the school’s first Auto Show to demonstrate what they’ve learned.  On Thursday, December ...

December 08, 2022

By Meg Leonard of the Grosse Pointe News It’s not often you hear of a scientist-turned-educator trading in her glass beaker for a glass Mason jar, but sometimes two passions can collide to create unique results, which in the case of Kirsten Hibbs, could only be described as uncanny. Hibbs, a support specialist and dean of ...

November 29, 2022

University Liggett School kicked off the Larry Lees ‘97 Memorial Sound Fund fundraising effort with a November 26 tribute concert to the alum who passed away in March 2022 at the age of 42. The Larry Lees ‘97 Memorial Sound Fund was established in memory of Lees to provide ongoing support for upgrades to the ...