Why are bright, motivated, inquisitive students drawn to US?
We set a higher bar. Superior academics, dynamic teachers, and a challenging, hands-on curriculum motivate top students to reach higher, to push further.
We expect more and we get more from our students. US teachers and coaches inspire boys to dig deeper within, to persevere, and to excel. Time and again, our graduates say that US gave them the brainpower, the confidence, and the character to succeed in college and in life.
Whether your son is entering kindergarten, middle school, or high school, I will promise you this: we will give him a life-changing launch pad for the future.
A US education is the best investment you will ever make in your son’s life. But, don’t take my word for it. Only our students, teachers and alumni can truly convey what makes this school so special. Listen to their stories here, or better yet, schedule a visit soon to experience the exciting academic environment and see why University School is like no other school in Northeast Ohio.
Stephen S. Murray, Headmaster
Before deciding on US, we looked at other schools in the area. When you walk through the halls you realize the history and legacy of this school. It's powerful. US does an amazing job giving boys so many ways to be successful, whether in athletics, academics, music, art or drama. This is what brought us here and what is keeping us here.
Mother of a third and a first grader
We Understand Boys' Learning Styles
|University School is an all boys’ school by design. We understand how boys learn best and tailor the instruction to their learning styles. Our all boys’ environment is a safe place where a boy is free to excel in areas where he is strongest, but also to take chances outside of his comfort zone.
At US, students are supported and challenged to stretch themselves while developing their academic, athletic and artistic talents. They can pursue their own interests under the watchful guidance of caring adults without the judgment of what boys “do” or “don’t do.” As a result, US boys are poets, actors, athletes, and artists. In the classroom, they are more inclined to take intellectual risks. In social interactions, there is less pressure to act a certain way. At US, a boy can grow within himself and discover what makes him truly happy.
We especially appreciate that US is a school that knows how to work with
boys, and that its staff is comprised of many male role models who can
offer guidance at the critical turning points in the life of a high school boy.
We have witnessed the growth of boys from awkward and shy 9th graders
into poised young men brimming with confidence. Every parent wants
their child to have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
US makes that desire a reality.
Joe and Sandy Fakult,
Parents of a 2013 graduate and two juniors
Parent & Alumni Reflections
|The Zen of Social Media Marketing|
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
US's Entrepreneur Institute presents speaker Shama Kabani and its Youth Entrepreneurship Fair.Location: Hunting Valley Campus
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Known as the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine
, Shama Kabani is a visionary strategist for the digital age. Ms. Kabani will speak at a free lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10
at University School's Hunting Valley campus.
Ms. Kabani, 28, is the founder and CEO of the Marketing Zen Group, an online marketing and digital PR firm. She has led the organization through an explosive expansion, averaging 400% growth annually since its start in 2009. She is the bestselling author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and was named one of the “Top 30 under 30 Entrepreneurs" by Inc. Magazine. She is a regular correspondent for Bloomberg and Fox Business and a blogger for Forbes Magazine. The recipient of the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award, Ms. Kabani is passionate about empowering youth and works closely with the Young Entrepreneur Council in fostering youth entrepreneurship around the world.
A book signing and Youth Entrepreneurship Fair will follow the lecture. Meet teenage entrepreneurs and organizations supporting youth entrepreneurship, including: Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts, Lemonade Day NEO, Young Entrepreneur Market, Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum, and Entrepreneur Institute at US.
Ms. Kabani’s lecture is presented by University School's Entrepreneur Institute, as part of its "Celebration of Youth Entrepreneurship,” and is made possible with the generous support of The Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
|Grades 9-12 Admission Open House|
8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Parents are welcome to see US in action on Thursday, April 17.Location: Hunting Valley Campus
Contact: Debbie Linich
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HUNTING VALLEY CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE (FOR GRADES 9-12)
Parents of boys entering grades 9-12 are invited to the school's Hunting Valley campus (located at 2785 SOM Center Road) from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 17.
At the open house, parents will have the opportunity to talk to teachers and directors about an all-boys’ University School education. Student-led tours of the campus will be offered and parents will be able to see classes in session. There will be a Q&A panel discussion with the boys. Members of the admission staff and faculty as well as current parents will be available to provide additional information and answer questions.
For more information about the open house for grades 9-12, please contact Debbie Linich
For directions to the campus, click HERE
|Grades K-8 Admission Open House|
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Parents are welcome to see US in action on Thursday, April 17.Location: Shaker Heights Campus
Contact: Carol Thiele
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SHAKER HEIGHTS CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE (FOR GRADES K-8)
Parents of boys entering kindergarten through grade 8 are invited to the school's Shaker Heights campus (located at 20701 Brantley Road) from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 17.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- 8:45 a.m.: Welcome from Headmaster Steve Murray and Head of Campus Bruce Wilhelm
- 9:00 a.m.: See the school in action; take a student-led tour and meet classroom teachers
- 10:00 a.m.: Meet the Directors Gail Stein and Brian Hart; Q&A panel discussion with the boys
Members of the admission staff and faculty as well as current parents will be available to provide additional information and answer questions.
For more information about the open house for grades kindergarten to 8, please contact Carol Thiele
at 216-371-6806. For directions to the campus, click HERE