Greenhills School is a small, interactive, and caring community where academic excellence is paramount. Our students graduate as individuals who are literate, caring, thinking, and morally responsible.
History & Philosophy
Greenhills was created in the late 1960s by a small group of Ann Arbor parents with a vision. They believed there was a need for an independent, non-denominational, academically rigorous, college preparatory day school in Ann Arbor.
Upon entering the school, the first thing everyone notices are the lockers without locks. This is one daily affirmation that Greenhills is a unique community where trust is foremost, students are supported and excellence practiced.
Greenhills is about people and relationships. It is about students whose bonds of friendship extend beyond each grade to last a lifetime. It is about parents who work together with faculty and administrators because they want the best for their children.
Within a strong foundation of core knowledge, coursework emphasizes critical thinking, creative expression, communication and technology. Academics, however, are only part of an excellent education at Greenhills, as our students also excel in the arts, athletics and community service.
Each student has an advisor -- a teacher or administrator who mentors and supports him/her. In Middle School, team leaders and teachers meet regularly to discuss the best ways to support each child’s social, emotional and intellectual development.
Greenhills offers a challenging college preparatory program that prepares students to face the rigors of college and beyond. We achieve depth and variety in a comprehensive academic program that includes humanities, science, mathematics, English, social studies, foreign language, wellness, and fine and performing arts.