Since the founding of University School in 1890, the School has produced visionaries in education, finance, law, medicine, communications, athletics, science, and the arts. As important as their achievements, generations of US men have lived by the guiding values of Responsibility, Loyalty, and Consideration.

We are US! The Campaign for University School ensures we continue our tradition of transforming lives by equipping young men with an outstanding education that develops the confidence and skills required to make a difference in the world.

In order to accomplish this, the Campaign focuses on four bedrock commitments that grew from our strategic plan. Taken together, these initiatives guide us to new heights in the near term and strengthen our foundation for future generations:

~ We Are Building the Next Generation of Legendary Teachers. Great teachers and mentors change boys’ lives, and they are at the heart and soul of a University School education. Increased gifts to the Annual Fund and new endowed funds for faculty enhance our ability to attract and retain the finest teachers.

~ We Are Attracting the Region’s Most Promising Boys. With significantly enhanced financial support, we can attract Northeast Ohio’s best and brightest without regard to family circumstances. A US education equips these boys with the character, confidence, and skills to make their mark in a changing world.

~ We Are Developing Leaders for the 21st Century. Integrity, innovation, persuasive communication, and a roll-up-your sleeves mentality are critical to success in a global community. Our curriculum fosters even greater emphasis on critical thinking, inter-disciplinary learning, creativity, and teamwork. Real-world opportunities allow students to apply concepts initiated in the classroom. Accordingly, we are providing experiential, hands-on learning in science research, entrepreneurship, community engagement, and international programs. New resources further enable all students and faculty to take advantage of opportunities beyond the walls of the school.

~ We Are Investing in Our Future. We are committed to providing students, faculty, and staff with superb learning spaces, state-of-the-art technology, and ongoing opportunities for growth and development.

We are realizing these aspirations through a $100 million campaign maximizing donor impact. The leadership of alumni, parents, and friends can transform the lives of a new generation of global leaders. WE ARE US!

NYC Campaign Kickoff