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V indicates that the school offers care for younger children before and/or after normal school hours. Enrollment figures from the 2013-2014 school year. Tuition figures for 2014-2015. Many private schools also offer preschool programs; see listings under Child Care & Preschool Programs.

Ann Arbor Academy

111 E. Mosley [map]
(734) 747-6641

56 students in grades 4-13 (13th year bridge program to college or work). Meredith Schindler, director. For students with divergent learning styles, learning disabilities, Asperger's, high-functioning autism, and AD/HD. Multisensory techniques. Summer program. $16,000/yr. office@annarboracademy.org, annarboracademy.org 40, D5


Ann Arbor Adventist Elementary School

2796 Packard [map]
(734) 971-5570

18 students in grades 1-8. Sally Smith, principal. Bible-based Christian education and outreach programs. $2,500-3,500 (depends on church affiliation); sibling discounts. aasdacontact@aol.com, annarbor22.adventistschoolconnect.org 41, F7


Ann Arbor Christian School

5500 Whitmore Lake [map]
(734) 741-4948

132 students in grades K-8. Wayne Sit, head of school. Interdenominational; integrates Christian faith with learning. $4,824 kindergarten; $7,824 grades 1-5; $8,544 grades 6-8; sibling discounts and tuition assistance available. office@annarborchristian.org, annarborchristian.org 42, D1


Ann Arbor Hills Child Development Center

2775 Bedford [map]
(734) 971-3080

Programs for parents and toddlers, preschoolers, junior kindergarten, kindergarten, grades: first & second. Individualized programs with emphasis on elementary level on literacy, math, and core subjects. Ramelle Alexander & Beth Randall co-directors. info@aahcdc.com, aahcdc.com 43, F6


Christian Montessori School of Ann Arbor

5225 Jackson [map]
(734) 332-9600

75 students in pre-K-6. Tara Schmitt, head of school. Full Spanish, art, gym, and music programs in a Christian environment. Montessori-certified teachers. Full day $10,800. Half-day preschool $7,300; contact for toddler rates. Morning care $30/week with requested yearlong commitment; extended day until 5:30 p.m., $55/week with yearlong commitment. cmsaa.org 44, A4


Clonlara School

1289 Jewett [map]
(734) 769-4511

K-12 programs "recognize each learner's curiosity, strengths, interests and talents as the foundation of his or her educational experience." Home Based Education Program (680 enrolled), and Campus Program (40 enrolled, student-teacher ratio 1:8). Chandra Montgomery Nicol, executive director. See website for tuition. info@clonlara.org, clonlara.org 45, E6


Daycroft Montessori Elementary School

1095 N. Zeeb [map]
(734) 662-3335

126 students in grades K-6. Seth Kopald, head of school. $12,750 kindergarten; $14,250 grades 1-6. Hours 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Enrichment classes after school; summer camps. daycroft.org V 46, A3


Emerson School

5425 Scio Church [map]
(734) 665-5662

380 students in grades K-8. Jerry Loewen, head of school. Programs for gifted and academically talented students. Grade K $14,900, grades 1-5 $17,775; grades 6-8 $19,350. Summer camps. admissions@emerson-school.org, emerson-school.org V 47, A7


Father Gabriel Richard Regional Catholic High School

4333 Whitehall [map]
(734) 662-0496

550 students in grades 9-12. Brian Wolcott, principal. College prep. $9,300. fgoffice@fgrhsaa.org, fgrhsaa.org 48, H2


Go Like the Wind Montessori School

3540 Dixboro Ln. [map]
(734) 747-7422

Grades K-9. Doug Collier, principal. Montessori education with interdenominational Christian classrooms. Montessori-certified teachers. $12,690 grades K-6; $13,520 grades 7-9. Financial assistance for qualified students. Summer programs. info@golikethewind.com, golikethewind.com V TT, 49, I2


Greenhills School

850 Greenhills [map]
(734) 769-4010

575 students in grades 6-12. Carl Pelofsky, head of school. College prep. $20,710 middle school; $21,120 high school. admission@greenhillsschool.org, greenhillsschool.org 50, H4


Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor

2937 Birch Hollow [map]
(734) 971-4633

70 students in grades K-5. Hadar Dohn, head of school. Multi-age classrooms in grades 1-2 and 3-4. General studies and Hebrew immersion/Judaic studies program. $12,815 kindergarten; $13,835 grades 1-5. office@hdsaa.org, hdsaa.org V 51, E7


Life Learning Community

806 Airport Blvd. [map]
734-545-7000

29 students in grades K-12. Christian blended learning. $7,950/year. johnz@lifelearningcommunity.org, lifelearningcommunity.org 52


Little Lake Learning Community

3257 Lohr [map]
(734) 972-9549

7 students in grades K-12. Alex Husted (Momo) community coordinator. Democratic education community in which children participate as equal members. littlelakefs@gmail.com, littlelakeschool.org 53


Michigan Islamic Academy

2301 Plymouth [map]
(734) 665-8882

200 students in grades pre-K-12. Fayzeh Madani, principal. Montessori preschool and kindergarten. Full-time Islamic school. $5,050 pre-K and K; $4,600 grades 1-12; sibling discounts. mia@mia-aa.org, mia-aa.org 54, F3


The Rudolf Steiner High School of Ann Arbor

2230 Pontiac Tr. [map]
(734) 669-9394

120 students in Grades 9-12. Dr. Sian Owen-Cruise, high school coordinator. Waldorf education. $16,970. hsofficemanager@steinerschool.org, steinerschool.org 55, E3


The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor-Lower School

2775 Newport [map]
(734) 995-4141

220 students in Grades PreK-8. Peggy Wilson, Lower School Coordinator. Waldorf education. PreK: $3,300 two mornings; $3,830 two full days. PreK or kindergarten: $5,420 three mornings; $6,290 three full days; $8,480 five mornings; $10,210 five full days. Grades 1-8: $13,670. info@steinerschool.org, steinerschool.org V 56, C2


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

2270 E. Stadium [map]
(734) 821-2200

380 students (preschool-grade 8). Julie Fantone Pritzel, principal. Parishioners's tuition: $4,830 full-day kindergarten; $2,480 half-day kindergarten; $4,930 grades 1-8 (one student). Out-of-parish tuition and fees: kindergarten and grades 1-8 $7,630; $3,830 half-day kindergarten (one student). Preschool rates vary. school@stfrancisaa.org, stfrancisa2.com/school V 55, F6


St. Paul Lutheran Elementary School

495 Earhart [map]
(734) 665-0604

270 students in grades pre-K-8. Charles Winterstein, principal. Half- and full-day kindergarten. Call for tuition; sibling discounts. Financial assistance available. eyoskovich@stpaulannarbor.org, school.stpaulannarbor.org V 58, G5


St. Thomas the Apostle School

540 Elizabeth [map]
(734) 769-0911

250 students in preschool-grade 8. Theresa Marshall, principal. Roman Catholic teachings, Spanish program for all grades, weekly mass. Parishioners: $5,300 K-8. Others: $7,450 K-8. Sibling discounts. Half- and full-day preschool. LSteffy@stthomasannarbor.org, saintts.com V 59, D4


Spiritus Sanctus Academy

4101 E. Joy [map]
(734) 996-3855

175 students in grades pre-K-8. Sr. John Dominic O.P., principal. Roman Catholic teachings; full academic program. $5,994; sibling discounts. comeandsee@spiritussanctus.org, spiritussanctus.org 58, H1


Summers-Knoll School

2203 Platt [map]
(734) 971-7991

89 children in grades K-8. Joanna Hastings, head of school. Multi-age classrooms for bright, gifted, and creative children. Programs during vacation breaks, including summer camp. $15,230 grades K-4; $16,750 grades 5-8; sibling discounts. info@summers-knoll.org, summers-knoll.org V 61, F6


Veritas Christi Catholic High School

P.O. Box 2167, AA, MI 48106
(269) 744-6138 or (734) 747-8298

Grades 7-12. Charles (Chip) Clearwater, principal/co-Founder, Roman Catholic high school for students with special needs. veritaschristi.com 62, E7