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Will Carleton Academy is a tuition-free kindergarten through 12th grade public school with a tuition-based preschool program.

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Will Carleton Academy provides all children with the opportunities and resources to achieve academic success.

A charter school, by definition, is a school of choice. Because of this, parents play an important role in every part of their child’s education. Our small size allows more one-on-one attention and the ability to tailor our curriculum to meet each child’s educational needs. Our faculty and staff are committed to nurturing the whole child, fostering the safe and respectful environment where learning can best occur.

Two New National Honor Society Members

Two New National Honor Society Members

Will Carleton Academy is proud to induct two new members into our chapter of the National Honor Society. Juniors Thomas Maier and William Thielen exemplify the four qualities of the NHS: scholarship, character, service, and leadership. It is a beloved…
Chess Club Tournament Championship

Chess Club Tournament Championship

Congratulations to seventh-grade student Asher Church for winning the Hillsdale Academy Spring 2024 Classic chess tournament on April 6th. Asher competed against Hillsdale Academy students, Hillsdale College students and faculty, and other children of faculty to win first prize with…
March is Reading Month at Will Carleton Academy

March is Reading Month at Will Carleton Academy

We are wrapping up March is Reading Month with our beloved tradition of the All-School Read. Our older students buddy up with younger students to read some of their favorite books together. Check out this event and more on our…

What Others Are Saying

My son is in the preschool program and I can’t say enough about the staff and school they are so friendly and made us feel at ease with the transition into school. I was so afraid of him coming home crying saying he never wanted to go back but his teacher is the absolute best so caring and nurturing and I couldn’t have hand selected a better teacher for the job! This school is wonderful. I have no worries while he’s there.

Tressa Stukey

"Preschool program is amazing and the structure and consistency of K-12 have made our 2nd grader be the best he can be."

Felicia Ray-Finch



The Board of Directors is scheduled to meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:15 PM. Meetings are held at Will Carleton Academy.

2001 West Hallett Rd.
Hillsdale, MI 49242

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