University School

University School

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, OH 44022


    • NEW Junior Kindergarten program
    • School enrollment: 870
    • Student to teacher ratio: 7:1
    • Average class size: 14
    • Faculty with advanced degrees: 90%
    • Average ACT score of the class of 2017: 30
    • 16 AP and 4 post-AP courses offered; 86% of the class of 2017 took at least 1 AP course
    • 40% of students receive financial aid
    • 35% of class of 2017 athletes will play sports in college


New for the 2018-2019 School Year!

University School is excited to announce a Junior Kindergarten for boys. Boys will be invited to explore, discover, learn and play in a hands-on, joyful classroom.  Junior Kindergarten boys will engage in activities that encourage the development of early cognitive language and math skills infused with science, language, art, music, physical education, and outdoor play. The integrated curriculum is based on how boys learn best and will allow boys to make meaningful connections in their learning.

A Learning Journey at Each Stage of a Boy’s Life

Young boys have boundless energy and a natural tendency to explore and discover. University School’s program invites, inspires, and cultivates a boy’s curiosity.

Adolescent boys begin to inquire about the world around them. University School’s academic program challenges middle school boys as they ae now ready to tackle more abstract concepts and become more independent.

High school boys are encouraged to excel in areas that they are passionate about and to take chances outside their comfort zone. University School focuses on learning that addresses not only how to excel in academics but also how to grow into a young man of integrity and empathy. The curriculum, while rooted in liberal arts studies, uses an innovative interdisciplinary framework that blends science, math, and the arts.


Inspiring Teachers

US teachers understand how boys develop and learn, and teach in ways that boys learn best. They provide a structured yet supportive environment in which each boy can build confidence and discover and develop his own ideas and talents. The student and teacher relationship is unparalleled and a source of mentorship and friendship for many students long after graduation.

Freedom to Discover

US’s design technology program takes a modern approach to the manual arts with the integration of 3D technology combined with hands-on applications. Emphasis is placed on boys experimenting with their independent ideas and applying them in a team-building environment. Younger boys can tinker, create, and build in our state-of-the-art woodshop and design lab, STEAMworks, built for innovation.

In addition to many AP and post-AP courses, independent research options are available in all disciplines through fellowships and internships beginning in the middle school. US students consistently excel at the national level in debate, math, business, and science competitions including the Siemens Competition and Regeneron Science Talent Search.

The academic, arts, and music spaces at the high school feature spacious classrooms and interactive technology. The 220-acre campus is a treasured outdoor classroom that include amenities such as an observatory, trout hatchery, apiary, and maple sugar operation, as well as some of the finest athletic facilities.

Culture of Community

University School’s community-centered culture is the foundation for a rich student life, celebrating a diverse, inclusive community. Students, faculty, and alumni are encouraged to share their voices, experiences and ideas openly and authentically. This encouragement develops confidence and integrity that makes US students active participants in the global community.

Shaker Heights Campus
Grades Junior Kindergarten – Grade 8
20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Heights 44122

Hunting Valley Campus
Grades 9 – 12
2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley 44022


PARENT OPEN HOUSES: Grades Junior K-8, Jan. 30 and April 3, 8:30 AM
Grades 9-12, Nov. 7, Jan. 30, and April 3, 8:00 AM

“US taught me how to think about problems, work inside a community, and work with people. It set me up to have a love of learning and to know how to solve problems on my own. What I learned at US helped me in college and professionally.”

Carl Sjogreen, US ‘96
Harvard University ‘00
Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley
Former project leader at Facebook and Google


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