Hillsdale Classical Schools Across the Nation


The Hillsdale College K-12 Office serves as advisors to private schools and public schools—including charter schools through the Barney Charter School Initiative. A select number of Hillsdale College Member Schools work closely with the office and serve as examples of excellence to K-12 schools nationwide.

Member Schools

Candidate Member Schools

Salvatori Prize Winner Schools

Curriculum Schools

What are the levels of affiliation with Hillsdale K-12 Education?

Member Schools
Candidate Member Schools
Curriculum Schools


Benefits of Affiliation with Hillsdale K-12 Education

Benefit Curriculum Schools Member Schools
K-12 Program Guide & Bill of Materials Yes Yes
Model Bylaws, K-12 Best Practices Yes Yes
Hillsdale K-12 Job Board No Yes
Consulting & Resources During Startup No Yes
Marketing, Branding, and PR Resources No Yes
Headmaster Pipeline & Vetting No Yes
Priority Invitation to Classical School Job Fair No Yes
Board Training & Support No Yes
Principal Training & Support No Yes
Teacher Training & Support No Yes
Access to Online Resource Portal No Yes
Newsletters for Teachers, Leaders & Boards No Yes
Focus Groups at Hillsdale College No Yes


Salvatori Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Each year Hillsdale College recognizes an excellent school with the Henry Salvatori Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Salvatori Prize winners are exemplars of Hillsdale College's K-12 Best Practices. You can find recent Salvatori Prize winners on the map above, and learn more about the prize here.

Start a school with Hillsdale College

Would you like to see a Hillsdale-affiliated school near you?

Hillsdale’s affiliated schools begin with a group of citizens looking to improve schooling options in their community. Learn how to start or join a school founding effort near you.

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