Greenhills School


Greenhills School

Infobox School
name= Greenhills School
type= Independent Middle and Secondary
streetaddress= 850 Greenhills Dr.
city= Ann Arbor
state= Michigan
zipcode= 48105
established= September 1968
grades= 6 - 12
head of school= Peter Fayroian
faculty= 48 full-time, 16 part-time
students= 520
colors= Green, Blue, and White
mascot= Gryphons
homepage= http://www.greenhillsschool.org

Greenhills School is a small independent college preparatory school (grades 6-12) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Awards and recognition

Greenhills upper school was recognized as one of six national Intel Schools of Distinction for excellence as one of the nation's top schools for science. The program recognizes one school for math and one for science in each of three school ranges (elementary, middle and high school). [Fabiano, Giovanna. [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MTUyMTI1 "Bergen Academies wins national math award"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", June 16, 2007. Accessed June 16, 2007.]

Admission

Admission to Greenhills is competitive. Applicants for ninth grade must take the SSAT. About 60% of students come from Ann Arbor, and others come from cities such as Novi, Plymouth, Dexter, Farmington Hills, Ypsilanti, Howell, Fenton, Canton, Northville, and more.

Applicants are required to take the SSAT and are also required to spend a day at the school to ensure that Greenhills will be a proper fit. Applicants also have to have three recommendations, send their transcript, and complete short answer questions and essays.

Upper School Tuition is $17,180 for the 2008-2009 school year.

Activities

Greenhills offers a comprehensive extracurricular program. It includes clubs such as Forensics, Multicultural Focus, Varsity & JV Improv Club, Meditation, The Alcove, Amnesty International, Environmental Club, Service Learning, Gay-Straight Alliance, Ping-Pong Club, Gryphon Ambassadors, Math Club, Model UN, and more. Students are also encouraged to start a club of their interest, such as the Harry Potter Club, Horse Club, and Photography Club.

Athletics

Greenhills School is a member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and offers the following sports:

*Boys: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track and field
*Girls: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball
*Coed: equestrian and swimmingHowever, both the track and cross country teams have co-ed practices.

The Ann Arbor News ranks Greenhills School the #1 athletic program in Michigan Class C and the #3 athletic program overall in Michigan.

References

External links

[http://www.greenhillsschool.org Greenhills School official website] .


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