HFLI Network Schools



Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 by The Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company Fund to model new ways of teaching and learning.

HFLI serves nearly 1,900 students and 175 staff members at four K-12 urban Henry Ford Academies, and more than 2,000 learners worldwide who have experienced HFLI’s workshops, programs and coaching over the past 3 years.

In 2016, the Henry Ford Academies graduated 240 seniors (98%). 100% of graduates were accepted to college or other meaningful post secondary education, 100% of graduates completed the signature Senior Mastery Process for career preparation, and they were collectively awarded nearly $9M in scholarships/grants.

Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies is a 6-12 public school academy in Detroit that is a partnership with the College for Creative Studies. HFA: School for Creative Studies is chartered by Grand Valley State University and is a part of the Public School Academies of Detroit system.

Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design is a charter high school in San Antonio that is a partnership with The Museo Alameda, the nation’s first affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. HFA: Alameda School for Art + Design is chartered by the Texas Education Agency.

Today, 515 students in grades 9-12 attend the original Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, MI which is a content-rich learning environment at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village on The Henry Ford’s campus. 

Each Henry Ford Academy is located at the center of a tightly-knit, growth-oriented community -- a partnership between HFLI and local organizations designed to prepare students for success in college, pursue a career of choice, and approach challenges with innovative thinking.