Top Wayne County Private Schools

Searching for Detroit private schools and private schools in metro Detroit? Browse top Wayne County private schools.

Some of the best private schools in Michigan are private schools in metro Detroit. Families living in and around Detroit have plenty of quality options – especially if they’re looking for Wayne County private schools and Detroit private schools.

Montessori schools? Religious schools? Waldorf schools? Check, check and check. Our roundup includes private schools in Detroit, Canton, Taylor, Dearborn, Plymouth, Redford and more.

Still looking for more? Check out other Wayne County schooling options, too, like these public schools, charter schools – or more specifically, all-boys and all-girls private schools in the region.

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 International Studies

  • Address: 2609 Poland St., Hamtramck
  • Phone: 313-873-9900
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 100
  • Affiliation: None

Global education with small class sizes in core classes, technology, visual and performing arts and world languages. Special education, too.

All Saints Catholic School

  • Address: 48735 Warren Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-459-2490
  • Grades: PK (age 3)-grade 8
  • Number of students: 580
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Accredited by the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools. Uses Core Knowledge curriculum.

ASA Higher Learning Preparatory

  • Address: 20433 Livernois Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-341-1558
  • Grades: PK-3
  • Number of students: 80
  • Affiliation: Independent

Has an accelerated learning program that teaches two years ahead of other schools. Offers an infant-toddler program too.

Brightmont Academy

  • Address: 15374 N. Haggerty Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-548-8740
  • Grades: 6-12 (tutoring for 3-12)
  • Number of students: 35
  • Affiliation: None

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

Brookfield Academy

  • Address: 38945 Ann Arbor Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-464-2789
  • Grades: PK-5, toddlers at 15 months
  • Number of students: 100-200 (including Oakland County locales)
  • Affiliation: Montessori

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

Cabrini High School

  • Address: 15305 Wick Road, Allen Park
  • Phone: 313-388-0110
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 310
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Multiple AP and honors courses. Clubs range from art to language to quiz bowl. AdvancED Accredited; boasts being the archdiocese’s most affordable school.

Charlotte Mason Community School

  • Address: 1419 W. Warren Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-338-3481
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 75
  • Affiliation: Christian

Christian liberal arts education fosters the development of great minds and wide interests.

Christ the King Lutheran School

  • Address: 15600 Trenton Road, Southgate
  • Phone: 734-285-9697
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 210
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Students consistently score above state average in standardized testing. Band, choir, art, music, computers, various sports programs.

Christ the King Catholic School

  • Address: 16800 Trinity St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-532-1213
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 140
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Rigorous academic curriculum rooted in Gospel values. Small classes taught by certified teachers. Affordable tuition and family-oriented environment designed to meet the needs of students.

Concordia Lutheran School

  • Address: 9600 Leverne, Redford
  • Phone: 313-937-2233
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Number of students: 35
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Small class sizes, extracurricular activities and Christ-centered education. Participates in the Lutheran Schools Accelerated Reader challenge.

Cornerstone Leadership & Business High School

  • Address: 6861 E. Nevada St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-892-1860
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 70
  • Affiliation: Christian

Sports, award-winning music program, arts, foreign language, STEM and character development. Cornerstone Jefferson-Douglass Academy, a PK-8 charter school, also at location with separate entrance.

Crescent Academy International

  • Address: 40440 Palmer Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-729-1000
  • Grades: Daycare, Montessori certified PK, K-8
  • Number of students: 475
  • Affiliation: Islamic

Fully accredited college-prep Islamic school for 26 years. Transformative culture of integrated conceptual learning, project-based collaborative work, direct-explicit small group instruction and service-oriented experiences.

Dearborn Heights Montessori Center

  • Address: 466 N. John Daly Road, Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-359-3000
  • Grades: Toddler-8
  • Number of students: 250
  • Affiliation: Montessori

Authentic Montessori programs offer challenging curriculum within a peaceful environment where children grow into respectful citizens and lifelong learners.

Detroit Cristo Rey High School

  • Address: 5679 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-843-2747
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 326
  • Affiliation: Catholic

College-prep education for economically disadvantaged kids in Detroit. Corporate Work Study Program with real-life work experience for students.

Detroit Waldorf School

  • Address: 2555 Burns Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-822-0300
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 245
  • Affiliation: Waldorf

Unique, developmentally appropriate, balanced approach to education that integrates the arts and academics. Encourages a lifelong love of learning. Parent-child program available.

Divine Child Elementary School

  • Address: 25001 Herbert Weier Drive, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-562-1090
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 540
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Dedicated to excellence. High-tech library/media center. Touts largest CYO/athletic program in Michigan.

Divine Child High School

  • Address: 1001 N. Silvery Lane, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-562-1990
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 856
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Dedicated to spiritual, academic, athletic, social and creative growth. All freshmen receive an iPad. Award-winning fine arts programs; 50-plus teams in 25 sports.

Early Childhood Education Center

  • Address: University of Michigan-Dearborn, 18501 Rotunda Drive, Suite 300, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-593-5424
  • Grades: Toddler-K
  • Number of students: 151
  • Affiliation: None

One kindergarten, four preschool and three toddler classrooms. Play groups and speech/occupational therapy. Collaborates with Beaumont Center for Exceptional Families.

Gabriel Richard Catholic High School

  • Address: 15325 Pennsylvania Road, Riverview
  • Phone: 734-284-1875
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 345
  • Affiliation: Catholic

The class of 2017 was awarded $4 million in scholarships; 100 percent of students accepted to college annually. Top ACT and AP scores.

Gesu Catholic School

  • Address: 17139 Oak Drive, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-863-4677
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 260
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Celebrating over 90 years. Fully accredited by the Michigan Non-Public Schools Accrediting Association; limited class sizes.

Guardian Lutheran School

  • Address: 24544 Cherry Hill St., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-274-3665
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 216
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Christ-centered, academically strong environment. Computer lab; tech-equipped classrooms. Sports, music, after-school clubs.

Holy Redeemer Grade School of Detroit

  • Address: 1711 Junction St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-841-5230
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 163
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Strives to fulfill the whole student spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically. Focuses on faith, learning and service.

Huron Valley Lutheran High School

  • Address: 33740 Cowan Road, Westland
  • Phone: 734-525-0160
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 82
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Academics meet or exceed state and collegiate requirements. Sports, foreign language, choir and band.

Inter-City Baptist School

  • Address: 4700 Allen Road, Allen Park
  • Phone: 313-928-6900
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of students: 300
  • Affiliation: Baptist

Curriculum includes daily Bible classes, Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment for grades K-6, Singapore Math and more. Several extracurricular programs.

John Paul II Catholic School

  • Address: 1590 Riverbank St., Lincoln Park
  • Phone: 313-386-0633
  • Grades: Preschool (age 3)-8
  • Number of students: 180
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Offers music, library, computers, gym, art and Spanish to students. Highly qualified educators, individualized instruction, strong PTA.

Livonia Montessori School

  • Address: 31840 W. Seven Mile Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 248-474-4764
  • Grades: PK-K
  • Number of students: 75
  • Affiliation: Montessori

Safe, nurturing environment, unifying academic challenges for ages 2 years and 9 months to 6 years. Multicultural emphasis; values individuality; attaining potential.

Loyola High School

  • Address: 15325 Pinehurst St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-861-2407
  • Grades: 9-12 (male)
  • Number of students: 150
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Sports include football, basketball, track, cross-country, bowling, baseball and rugby. Corporate workforce internships for juniors and seniors.

Lutheran High School Westland

  • Address: 33300 Cowan Road, Westland
  • Phone: 734-422-2090
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Number of students: 186
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

AP courses, online classes and dual enrollment, plus 24 vocational and technical courses for juniors and seniors via the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center. Academic support offered.

Metropolitan Junior Academy

  • Address: 15585 N. Haggerty Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-420-4044
  • Grades: K-10
  • Number of students: 60
  • Affiliation: Seventh-Day Adventist

Enriching, nurturing and developmentally appropriate kindergarten program. Junior Academy covers grades 9-10.

Montessori Center of Our Lady

  • Address: 14200 Newburgh Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-838-0841
  • Grades: PK-K (ages 3-6)
  • Number of students: 140
  • Affiliation: Montessori/Catholic

Led by Felician Sisters Child Care Centers, Inc. Has provided enriching, nurturing and developmentally appropriate programs for more than 40 years.

Most Holy Trinity School

  • Address: 1229 Labrosse St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-961-8855
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 150
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Educating for 180 years. Art, gym, music, Spanish and technology. Inclusive environment embraces diversity. Several sports. Homemade lunches.

Muslim American Youth Academy

  • Address: 19500 Ford Road, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-436-3300
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 295
  • Affiliation: Islamic

Promotes intellectual, spiritual, social and physical growth of students through an Islamic-based education. NCA accredited.

New Morning School

  • Address: 14501 N. Haggerty Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-420-3331
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 75
  • Affiliation: Independent

State-certified, nonprofit parent-cooperative school. Parent-toddler classes, morning/full-day preschool. STEAM classes, summer camps, low student-teacher ratios.

Northville Christian School

  • Address: 41355 Six Mile Road, Northville
  • Phone: 248-348-9031
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 350
  • Affiliation: Assembly of God

Has helped students achieve spiritual and intellectual growth since 1975. Daycare for ages 3 and up.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School

  • Address: 1151 William St., Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-453-3053
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 460
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Aims to offer students a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Rigorous academic program rooted in an authentically Catholic learning environment.

Our Lady of Victory Catholic School

  • Address: 132 Orchard Drive, Northville
  • Phone: 248-349-3610
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 432
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Fully accredited; Green School status. Up to 26 students per class in grades 1-8. Active CYO program, extended child care.

Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Elementary & Middle School

  • Address: 467 Fairford Road, Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Phone: 313-884-1070
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 228
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Preschool for ages 3-4 has extended day option; latchkey. Transitional kindergarten. Grades 1-8 with small class sizes, individualized instruction. Accelerated math in middle school.

Peace Lutheran School

  • Address: 9415 Merriman Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-422-6930
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 95
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Nationalized test results above average. Multi-grade classroom settings. Grades 5-8 are supplied with 1:1 Chromebooks. Many extracurricular options including band, volleyball, basketball, soccer.

Plymouth-Canton Montessori School

  • Address: 45245 Joy Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-459-1550
  • Grades: Toddler-K
  • Number of students: 75
  • Affiliation: Montessori

Independent non-profit educational community; provides an individualized learning environment for children. Founded on respect for children, a strong commitment to non-violence, and a deep belief in the value of education.

Plymouth Christian Academy

  • Address: 43065 Joy Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-459-3505
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 514
  • Affiliation: Christian

Has 100 percent college acceptance rate. AP courses, dual enrollment. Full fine and performing arts department, competitive athletic teams, service learning.

Sacred Heart School

  • Address: 22513 Garrison St., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-561-9192
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 223
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Reading specialist, counselor and STEM specialist on staff, CYO sports program, before- and after-school programs, choir, art and drama. New “Tiny Hearts Preschool” for age 3 with full- and half-day options.

Schoolhouse Montessori Academy

  • Address: 1669 Haggerty Road South, Canton
  • Phone: 734-405-2345
  • Grades: PK-6
  • Number of students: 161
  • Affiliation: Montessori

Web cameras in each classroom (only accessible to enrolled parents), summer programs, after-school activities and outdoor gardens. Half-, full- and extended-day options. Infant program starts at 6 weeks.

Spiritus Sanctus Academy

  • Address: 10450 Joy Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-414-8430
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 170
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Educating the whole child in the Dominican tradition; students attend mass daily. Additional location in Washtenaw County.

St. Anselm Elementary School

  • Address: 17700 W. Outer Drive, Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-563-3430
  • Grades: Preschool (age 3)-grade 8
  • Number of students: 115
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Focuses on “STAG” – Striving Together for Academic Greatness – and spirituality. CYO athletics and 24-plus extracurricular activities.

St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic School

  • Address: 16231 Charlevoix St., Grosse Pointe Park
  • Phone: 313-647-5100
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 110
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Offers Spanish, computer, art and music classes. Plus a co-op nursery, before- and after-school care and more.

St. Edith Elementary School

  • Address: 15089 Newburgh Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-464-1250
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 210
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Weekly music, art, computers, physical education, library and Spanish, plus all core subjects. Robotics, choir and band are electives for grades 7-8.

St. Frances Cabrini Elementary & Middle School

  • Address: 15300 Wick Road, Allen Park
  • Phone: 313-928-6610
  • Grades: K-8
  • Number of students: 398
  • Affiliation: Catholic

CYO sports program for grades 5-8, along with sports from Cabrini Boosters for age 3-grade 4.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran School

  • Address: 2602 S. Wayne Road, Westland
  • Phone: 734-721-4650
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 75
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Offers Christian instruction in every subject and a low tuition rate. Kids can take computer classes and participate in music and sports.

St. John’s Lutheran School

  • Address: 28320 Waltz Road, New Boston
  • Phone: 734-654-6366
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 142
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Committed to each child’s growth and success. Sports, music and computers. Before- and after-school programs.

St. Joseph Parish School

  • Address: 2675 Third St., Trenton
  • Phone: 734-676-2565
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 120
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Dedicated to faith, academics, service and Catholic traditions. Technologically equipped classrooms, rigorous curriculum, caring, competent teachers and loving community

St. Linus Elementary School

  • Address: 6466 N. Evangeline St., Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-274-5320
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 206
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Full-day kindergarten and flexible 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool options. Competitive test scores, physical education, computer, art, music, Spanish and library. SMART Boards and mobile computer labs.

St. Matthew Lutheran School

  • Address: 5885 N. Venoy Road, Westland
  • Phone: 734-425-0261
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 120
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

New Early Learning Center offers preschool at age 2 1/2. Choir, foreign language, art, computer classes, journalism, gym and band; annual musical and sports year-round.

St. Michael Lutheran School

  • Address: 3003 Hannan Road, Wayne
  • Phone: 734-728-3315
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 130
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Accredited by three different agencies: the Michigan district, Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools and National Lutheran Schools Accreditation.

St. Michael Catholic School

  • Address: 11311 Hubbard St., Livonia
  • Phone: 734-421-7360
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 700
  • Affiliation: Catholic

School of Distinction meets all guidelines to be MANS accredited. Emerald status as a certified Green School. Offers a 4-year-old preschool.

St. Paul Catholic School

  • Address: 170 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Phone: 313-885-3430
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 302
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Art, computers, music, Spanish, chess, performing arts and athletics complement a strong academic curriculum.

St. Paul Lutheran School

  • Address: 201 Elm St., Northville
  • Phone: 248-349-3146
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 53
  • Affiliation: Lutheran

Extended school care available before and after school for preschool to grade 8. Has Girl Scouts. Small class sizes; open to all faiths.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran School

  • Address: 17810 Farmington Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-421-9022
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 138
  • Affiliation: Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Accredited through the National Counsel for Private School Accreditation. Offers a 2-year-old child-parent class.

St. Pius Catholic School

  • Address: 14141 Pearl St., Southgate
  • Phone: 734-284-6500
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 346
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Has latchkey, extensive athletics and extracurricular activities including Boy and Girl Scouts, running club, Lego club, choir, bowling team, more.

St. Sebastian Catholic School

  • Address: 3997 Merrick St., Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-563-6640
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 200
  • Affiliation: Catholic

FAST reading program; Little Learners ages 3, preschool age 4. National Junior Honor society, spelling/geography contests, chess club, Scouts and CYO athletics in baseball, volleyball, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, softball, bowling.

St. Stephen Catholic School

  • Address: 18800 Huron River Drive, New Boston
  • Phone: 734-753-4175
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 184
  • Affiliation: Catholic

In addition to core curriculum, offers music, physical education, computers, library, art and Spanish.

St. Valentine Catholic School

  • Address: 25875 Hope St., Redford
  • Phone: 313-533-7149
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 178
  • Affiliation: Catholic

Has an accelerated reader program, computers, Spanish, gym, music and art. After-school activities include chess club and drama club.

The Grosse Pointe Academy

  • Address: 171 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Phone: 313-886-1221
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Number of students: 200
  • Affiliation: Independent/Christian

Strong learning foundation provided in the Montessori Early School (age 2 1/2-kindergarten); academic excellence in grades 1-8. Individualized attention, a Christian life and community service program, athletics, more.

University Liggett School

  • Address: 1045 Cook Road, Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Phone: 313-884-4444
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Number of students: 596
  • Affiliation: Independent

Project-based learning, innovative curriculum and small class sizes let students drive the process of their own academic growth. From preschool through high school, kids become active participants in learning.

University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy

  • Address: 8400 S. Cambridge Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-862-5400
  • Grades: 7-12 (male)
  • Number of students: 900
  • Affiliation: Catholic, Jesuit

The state’s oldest all-male high school provides the opportunity for a college-preparatory Jesuit education.

Westland Christian Academy

  • Address: 34033 Palmer Road, Westland
  • Phone: 734-326-3581
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of students: 60 onsite, 240 homeschool
  • Affiliation: Christian

Home-school program with classes on -site two days per week. Enrichment, field trips and graduation ceremonies. Students in grades 11-12 may attend the William Ford Career Technical Center through Wayne-Westland Schools.

Westside Christian Academy

  • Address: 9540 Bramell St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-255-5760
  • Grades: K-12
  • Number of students: 133
  • Affiliation: Christian

Very small class sizes. Daily Bible classes are part of curriculum.

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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