Anderson Scholars Program

A Unique Opportunity for University School Students
The Anderson Scholars Program enables a student to pursue his passion with structure, rigor, and depth throughout his high school career. With guidance from an advisor, an Anderson Scholar participates in an individualized program that connects course work with significant experiences outside the walls of the school.

In his sophomore (Reading and Writing) or freshman (Science Research and Entrepreneur) year, an interested student submits an application and is interviewed. If he is selected as an Anderson Scholar candidate, he will pursue an individualized program for the remainder of his high school years. The Anderson Scholars program is designed to give additional context and substance to University School curricular requirements.

Reading and Writing Concentration

Do you love to read and write in your free time? Are you interested in studying writing and learning about publishing?
The Reading and Writing Concentration will help you nurture your reading and writing through courses, clubs, workshops, and projects. Under the guidance of a faculty advisor, you will devise your own reading plan, find your own “voice” as a writer, and prepare your work for publication. For your final project, you will submit your best work as a collection of short stories, essays, or poems, a play or film script, a novella or a novel excerpt and share your writing with the school community at a special assembly. If you have ever imagined pursuing the life of a committed reader and published writer, the Reading and Writing Concentration is for you!

Davey Fellowship in Creative Writing

University School's Davey Fellowship Program offers a variety of independent study opportunities to a talented group of creative writers. Whether a boy is interested in writing short stories, plays, poems, novels, song lyrics, or essays, he may pursue his particular interest under the advisement of a faculty member with a special expertise in that area. Rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors, who are not pursuing a Strnad Fellowship, are invited to submit requests to be considered for a Davey Fellowship in the spring of each year. 

Thanks to an endowment in the name of Hugh Davey '64, Davey Fellows undertake extensive projects in writing fiction, drama, or poetry. In the past, students have written novels, screen plays, sonnets, and dramas. Students read from their works in school-wide assemblies. In addition, the program frequently invites poets, novelists, playwrights, and journalists to speak in assembly and to students, sometimes on an individual basis.

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