Best Oakland County Private Schools

Are you looking to send your child to one of the top private schools in Michigan? Then check out these Oakland County private schools.

We’re fortunate here in southeast Michigan to have access to great education options – including some of the best private schools in Michigan.

Families looking for religious or Christian schools in Michigan’s southeast region, options for gifted students, or just something outside of the public school system have so many schools to choose from throughout Oakland County’s cities. Here, we highlight Oakland County private schools to help you make a decision that suits your family.

In southeast Michigan, families can also find all-girls and all-boys private schools. Not stuck on the private school options? Browse charter schools in Oakland County and Oakland County public schools, too.

Note on costs: Private schools don’t receive money from the state school funds, so they are financed through corporate gifts and grants, religious institutions (if they’re parochial) and tuition from those who attend. Fees vary greatly – from $1,000 to as much as $30,000 a year. However, don’t assume that a school is out of your financial range. Most offer scholarships, for both academic excellence or financial hardship. Check with the school you’re interested in sending your child to find out what the cost will be to attend.

Academy of the Sacred Heart

  • Address: 1250 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-646-8900
  • Grades: PK-12 (female), PK-8 (male)
  • Number of students: 460
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Michigan’s oldest independent school. Early childhood program for ages 6 weeks-preschool. Kensington Hall for boys, middle school for girls. Summer camp.

Adelphian Junior Academy

  • Address: 740 Academy Road, Holly
  • Phone: 248-634-9481
  • Grades: K-10
  • Number of students: 50
  • Affiliation: Christian

Offers gymnastics, music lessons including chimes, handbells and choir.

Aim High School

  • Address: 29230 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-702-6922
  • Grades: 6-12
  • NOS: 60
  • Affiliation: Independent

Dedicated to the academic and social success of students with language-based learning differences, anxiety disorders and attention deficits. Personalized curriculum, strong teacher-student relationships, small classes.

Auburn Hills Christian School

  • Address: 3655 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills
  • Phone: 248-373-3399
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 180
  • Affiliation: Christian

Music and Spanish, before- and after-school care and high school sports including volleyball, basketball and baseball.

Bethany Christian School

  • Address: 2601 John R Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-689-4821
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 215
  • Affiliation: Christian

Quality Christian education. Reinforces spiritual truths from “God’s word” being taught at home and church. Library, learning center, science lab and more.

Beverly Hills Academy

  • Address: 32605 Bellvine Trail, Beverly Hills
  • Phone: 248-433-9470
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 185
  • Affiliation: None

Islamic Montessori school and college prep middle school. Summer school, tuition assistance, bus transportation, hot lunch. Toddler program.

Bishop Foley Catholic High School

  • Address: 32000 Campbell Road, Madison Heights
  • Phone: 248-585-1210
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 400
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Students get tools to become future leaders and innovative thinkers in classes that investigate science, business, technology and the arts.

Bloomfield Christian School

  • Address: 3570 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-499-7800
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of students: 140
  • Affiliation: Christian

Classical school uses “trivium” approach focusing on three stages of learning – grammar, logic and rhetoric – flowing with kids as they develop and mature.

Bloomfield Maples Montessori

  • Address: 6201 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-661-0910
  • Grades: Toddler (ages 18 months)-K (up to age 6)
  • Number of students: 105
  • Affiliation: Montessori

Leading innovation and creativity with more than 30 years of experience, a knowledgeable staff and a great reputation. Uses iPads, offers Spanish, music and gym. After-school there’s dance, gymnastics, tae kwon do and yoga.

Brightmont Academy 

  • Address: 33483 Woodward Ave., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-430-3060
  • Grades: 6-12 (tutoring for 3-12)
  • Number of students: 25
  • Affiliation: None

Experienced teacher works with one student in every learning session. Students can enroll full-time to earn diploma, take a sixth- to 12th-grade individual course for credit. Tutoring too.

Brookfield Academy

  • Address: Rochester Hills, Troy and West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-375-1700, 248-689-9596, 248-626-6665
  • Grades: Toddler-grade 5: Rochester Hills, Troy; PK-grade 5: West Bloomfield
  • Number of students: 100-200 (including Livonia)
  • Affiliation: Montessori

Nurturing, stimulating places for kids to develop lifelong skills and reach potential. Individualized focus, cultural diversity, multi-age, hands-on material, emphasis on social graces/manners. (See Wayne County for Livonia.)

Brother Rice High School

  • Address: 7101 Lahser Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-833-2000
  • Grades: 9-12 (male)
  • Number of students: 625
  • Affiliation: Independent Catholic

Private Catholic college-prep school that fosters the spiritual, intellectual, cultural and physical development of its students. Promotes excellence through an environment conducive to life-long personal growth, moral decision making.

Cedar Crest Academy

  • Address: 8970 Dixie Highway, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-625-7270
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 150
  • Affiliation: Independent

Individualized and accelerated learning curriculum, with strong humanities education in world languages, art, music and physical education.

Concordia Lutheran School

  • 20805 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills
  • 248-474-2488
  • Grades: K-4
  • NOS: 23
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Students are bused between dual campuses; second is in Redford and teaches grades 5-8. Part of the Lutheran schools Accelerated Reader challenge.

Cranbrook Schools

  • Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-645-3610
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 1,659
  • Affiliation: Independent

Leading college-prep boarding and day school. Lower, middle and upper school. Challenging curriculum, latest technology and five full-time college counselors to help students.

Detroit Catholic Central High School

  • Address: 27225 Wixom Road, Novi
  • Phone: 248-596-3810
  • Grades: 9-12 (male)
  • Number of students: 1,040
  • Affiliation: Catholic

All-male Catholic, college-prep high school. Recent graduates at 35 of the top 50 colleges in the U.S. Combines spirit with excellent academics, athletics, fine arts, robotics, quiz bowl, more.

Detroit Country Day School

  • Address: 22305 W. 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills (campuses in Bloomfield Hills and Beverly Hills)
  • Phone: 248-646-7717
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 1,529
  • Affiliation: Independent

A co-educational, non-denominational college prep school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and fine/performing arts.

Eagle Creek Academy

  • Address: 3739 Kern Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-475-9999
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 173
  • Affiliation: Private, Non-Religious

Spanish at all ages; after-school programs include chess, martial arts, Young Rembrandts and sports. Michigan Green School.

Early Impressions

  • Address: 25000 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-357-1740
  • Grades: 2 years-grade 2
  • Number of students: 130
  • Affiliation: Independent

Creative, innovative curriculum offered at affordable fees. Helps child develop strong self-image to take the next step in his/her educational life with character, knowledge and a strong desire to learn.

Eton Academy

  • Address: 1755 Melton Road, Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-642-1150
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Number of students: 220
  • Affiliation: Learning Differences

With small class sizes and neurodevelopmental-based teaching methodologies, Eton serves students with learning differences such as dyslexia, ADHD, and processing challenges offering a day school, tutoring and summer programs.

Everest Collegiate High School & Everest Academy

  • Address: 5935 Clarkston Road, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-241-9012
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 450
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Single-gender school on a co-ed campus. Uses integral formation method of education developed by the Legionaries of Christ (intellectual, human, spiritual and apostolic).

Frankel Jewish Academy

  • Address: 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-592-5263
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 180
  • Affiliation: Jewish

College prep high school emphasizing the arts, humanities, STEM-designed curriculum, leadership and Jewish studies. Set within the campus of the JCC; 12 sports teams; performing arts program and more.

Franklin Road Christian School

  • Address: 40800 W. 13 Mile Road, Novi
  • Phone: 248-668-7100
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 340
  • Affiliation: Christian/Non-Denominational

“Exemplary education with a lasting legacy.” K-12 students consistently score in the top 5-25 percentiles of the Stanford Achievement Test each year.

Guardian Angels Catholic School

  • Address: 521 E. 14 Mile Road, Clawson
  • Phone: 248-588-5545
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 230
  • Affiliation: Catholic

A Michigan Blue Ribbon School. Provides a faith-driven, rigorous education. Young 5 program and preschool curriculum.

Hillel Day School of Metro Detroit

  • Address: 32200 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-851-3220
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 560
  • Affiliation: Jewish

State-of-the-art Innovation Hub with Maker Space including 3D printing and green screen. Art, science and music studios, greenhouse; 1-to-1 tech. Rigorous dual-language curriculum. Two teachers per classroom. Early childhood center.

Holy Family Regional School

  • Address: North campus: 1240 Inglewood Ave., Rochester; South campus: 2633 John R Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-656-1234 (north), Phone: 248-299-3798 (south)
  • Grades: Young 5-3 (north), 4-8 (south)
  • Number of students: 287 (north), 503 (south)
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Accredited by Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools. Recognized as a School of Academic Excellence in the Michigan Archdiocese of Detroit.

Holy Name Catholic School

  • Address: 680 Harmon St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-644-2722
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 300
  • Affiliation: Catholic

A Catholic community of lifelong learners dedicated to academic excellence and faith formation centered in teachings of Christ.

Huda School and Montessori

  • Address: 32220 Franklin Road, Franklin
  • Phone: 248-626-0900
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 300
  • Affiliation: Islamic/Montessori

Islamic education, Arabic linguistics program and International Baccalaureate, plus after-school programs and athletics. Toddler program, too.

Japhet School

  • Address: 839 S. Crooks Road, Clawson
  • Phone: 248-595-9150
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 75
  • Affiliation: Independent

Award-winning school integrates character education with strong academics. Small classes, emphasis on oral communication skills, leadership development.

Lake Orion Baptist School

  • Address: 255 E. Scripps Road, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-693-6203
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of students: 106
  • Affiliation: Baptist

Most courses are college prep. Students can join strings, band and vocal music clubs. Grades 7-plus can try basketball, soccer, volleyball and baseball.

Lakes Area Montessori Center

  • Address: 8605 Richardson Road, Walled Lake
  • Phone: 248-360-0500
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Number of students: 100
  • Affiliation: Montessori

Boasts 35 years of experience and strong Montessori curriculum. Summer program available. Elementary students score two to three grade levels above standardized tests.

Lutheran High School Northwest

  • Address: 1000 Bagley Drive, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-852-6677
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 280
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Instant access to students’ progress through PowerSchool. Rigorous college-prep curriculum; 98 percent of students go to college.

Marian High School

  • Address: 7225 Lahser Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-644-1946
  • Grades: 9-12 (female)
  • Number of students: 470
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Mercy High School

  • Address: 29300 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-476-8020
  • Grades: 9-12 (female)
  • Number of students: 675
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Catholic college-prep school immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion.

Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy

  • Address: 1300 Giddings Road, Pontiac (upper and middle); 1425 Giddings Road, Pontiac (lower)
  • Phone: 248-373-1061
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 1,081
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Only Catholic school in Michigan with all three levels of IB. Its 2017 graduates scored an average ACT of 27.2 and earned an average $124,000-plus in merit-based academic scholarships.

Oak Arbor New Church School

  • Address: 495 Oak Arbor Circle West, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-652-3420
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 22
  • Affiliation: Christian

Small class sizes, meaningful field trips, dramatic productions and unique community service. “Feed the mind, touch the heart, prepare for life.

Oakland Children’s Academy

  • Address: 3668 Livernois Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-729-7505
  • Grades: PK-5
  • NOS: 90
  • Affiliation: Montessori

Holistic school helps kids become self-directed independent thinkers and problem solvers. Focus on practical life, sensorial, language, math and cultural studies.

Oakland Christian School

  • Address: 3075 Shimmons Road, Auburn Hills
  • Phone: 248-373-2700
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 500
  • Affiliation: Christian

Unique comprehensive elementary Spanish immersion for preschool to grade 5 plus 13 AP classes – calculus, political science, honors American and British literature and more.

Our Lady of Refuge

  • Address: 3750 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake
  • Phone: 248-682-3422
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 310
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Small class sizes, strong academics, CYO Athletics and extracurriculars including band, choir and drama club. Before-/after-school care programs.

Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School

  • Address: 5495 Dixie Highway, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-623-0340
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 350
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Only county Catholic school with PK-12 on one campus. Rigorous academics pair with music, band, art, drama, Spanish, phys ed and iPad technology program.

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic School

  • Address: 32460 Pierce St., Beverly Hills
  • Phone: 248-642-2616
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 200
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Nestled on nine acres. Offers a performing arts program, iPads in classrooms, full-day and part-time programs for the early childhood, Orton-Gillingham certified reading/writing program for K-5, more.

Our Shepherd Lutheran Day School

  • Address: 1658 E. Lincoln St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-645-0551
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 240
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

After-school drama and chess offered to grades K-8. Specialty classes include music, art, phys ed, Spanish.

Red Hill Montessori Academy

  • Address: 29001 W. 13 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-851-4166
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Number of students: 120
  • Affiliation: Montessori

Spanish, dance, music, art, cooking/health and gym classes. Slogan is “Let’s create geniuses together.” Infant program. Has a splash pad.

Rochester Hills Christian School

  • Address: 3300 S. Livernois Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-852-0585
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of students: 200
  • Affiliation: Baptist

Students score above the national average on SAT. “Sonshine” academy for toddlers and “Wee Care” for infants. Christ-centered education since 1972.

Schoolhouse Montessori Academy of Troy

  • Address: 3305 Crooks Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-649-6149
  • Grades: Toddler (18 months)-K
  • Number of students: 150
  • Affiliation: Montessori

Web cameras in each classroom (only accessible to enrolled parents), summer programs, after-school activities, outdoor gardens. Half-, full- and extended-day options.

Shrine Catholic Grade School

  • Address: 1621 Linwood Ave., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-4622
  • Grades: Parent-Tot, Preschool (age 3)-grade 6
  • Number of students: 592
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Catholic teachings, hands-on learning, tech and college prep curriculum. Accomplished athletics, visual/performing arts, service projects and extracurricular activities.

Shrine Catholic High School & Academy

  • Address: 3500 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-549-2925
  • Grade: 7-12
  • Number of students: 375
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Faith-based education and academic excellence. Honors/AP, med-bio class with Beaumont, engineering dual enrollment with UDM, business electives, vibrant fine/performing arts, accomplished athletics.

Southfield Christian School

  • Address: 28650 Lahser Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-357-3660
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 588
  • Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Coeducational, Christian, college-prep. ISACS/NCA dual accredited. Top 10 percent composite ACT test score of 33; 100 percent acceptance rate to a college of choice.

Springfield Christian Academy

  • Address: 8585 Dixie Highway, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-625-9760
  • Grades: PK-6
  • Number of students: 42
  • Affiliation: Baptist

Offers music classes and handbells for little ones. Educational field trips. Computer classes K-6. STEM teaching.

St. Fabian Elementary School

  • Address: 32200 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-553-2750
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 250
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Mission is to follow Jesus’ example through strength in academics, trustworthiness and faith in Christian values.

St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic School

  • Address: 380 E. Hickory Grove Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-642-6131
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 481
  • Affiliation: Catholic

National Blue Ribbon School provides an enriching co-ed education. Exceptional music, art, drama, sports programs.

St. John Lutheran School

  • Address: 1011 W. University Drive, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-402-8012
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 300
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Chromebook instruction, art, Spanish, phys ed, music, half- and full-day kindergarten; many sports and extracurricular opportunities; accelerated reading program. Only back-to-back winner of National Future City Competition.

St. Joseph Catholic School

  • Address: 703 N. Lapeer Road, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-693-6215
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 358
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Guided in faith, strengthened by prayer and committed to academic excellence. Preschool ages 3-4, junior kindergarten, half- and full-day kindergarten, grades 1-8. Sports grades 4-8.

St. Mary Elementary School

  • Address: 628 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-545-2140
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 354
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Average class size is 20 students. Before- and after-school care.

St. Mary’s Preparatory

  • Address: 3535 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake
  • Phone: 248-683-0514
  • Grades: 9-12 (male)
  • Number of students: 500
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Providing young men moral guidance, discipline and education since 1885. Prestigious center of Catholic formation, academic excellence and championship athletics.

St. Matthew Lutheran School

  • Address: 2040 S. Commerce Road, Walled Lake
  • Phone: 248-624-7677
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 180
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Christ-centered education. Consistently updates technology, including a fully equipped computer lab, wireless portable lab, iPads and SMART Boards.

St. Patrick Catholic School

  • Address: 9040 Hutchins St., White Lake
  • Phone: 248-698-3240
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 458
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Extracurricular athletics, chess, drama and student council. Middle school robotics program and National Junior Honor Society.

St. Paul Lutheran School

  • Address: 508 S. Williams St., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-546-6555
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 113
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Christ-centered education with an emphasis on service. Small class sizes; engaging academic curriculum. Excellent band and choir. Sports in grades 4-8.

St. Regis Catholic School

  • Address: 3691 Lincoln Road, Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-724-3377
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 480
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Strong academics in faith-filled environment. STEM programs, band and orchestra, vocal music, CYO, NJHS, high school math offerings.

St. William Catholic School

  • Address: 135 O’Flaherty St., Walled Lake
  • Phone: 248-669-4440
  • Grades: JK-8
  • Number of students: 150
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Formal religion program, CYO sports for grades 5-8.

Steppingstone School

  • Address: 30250 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-957-8200
  • Grades: Young 5-8
  • Number of students: 12
  • Affiliation: Independent

Develops the potential of the whole gifted child with social/emotional peers while individualizing instruction. Grades 6-8 experience unique real-time scientific lab research.

The Roeper School

  • Address: Lower: 41190 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; Middle/Upper: 1051 Oakland Ave., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-203-7330 (lower), 248-203-7405 (middle/upper)
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 590
  • Affiliation: Gifted

Internationally renowned for its expertise in gifted education. Supports students’ academic, intellectual, emotional and social growth, preparing them for college and beyond.

Troy Adventist Academy

  • Address: 2777 Crooks Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-649-3122
  • Grades: Daycare (starting at 6 weeks), K-8
  • Number of students: 80 (daycare), 20 (K-8)
  • Affiliation: Christian

Offers a traditional education program along with music and gym.

Upland Hills School

  • Address: 2575 Indian Lake Road, Oxford
  • Phone: 248-693-2878
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 90
  • Affiliation: Independent

Set on 31 acres of woods and rolling meadows, this school has fostered each child’s uniqueness since 1971.

Wixom Christian School

  • Address: 620 N. Wixom Road, Wixom
  • Phone: 248-624-4362
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 135
  • Affiliation: Christian

Strong academics with high ACT scores and high-tech classrooms; associated with the First Baptist Church. Preschool and daycare, too.

This post is updated annually.

Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.


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