Libraries

University School has three outstanding libraries that are specifically tailored to students at our two campuses.

The Wean Research Library

The Wean Research Library serves grades 9-12 at the Hunting Valley campus. We provide services and materials to support learning and teaching within the school community while promoting an appreciation of literature and assisting in the development of information literacy skills. Our collection of over 22,000 books, 10,000 ebooks, 25 magazines and journals, and over 30 electronic databases covers various curricular topics and can be accessed from home as well as school. We also provide online practice tests for the AP tests, SAT subject tests, SAT, PSAT, and ACT.

The Sherman Library

The Sherman Library is a 2,500 square foot space consisting of a main room containing the book collection, small tables, comfortable reading area, wall of periodicals, and a student workstation with free copying and supplies. The library serves students in grades 5-8. The Sherman Library collection includes more than 8,000 books and subscribes to 16 magazines and 2 daily newspapers. The library provides access to multiple state-funded databases and three additional electronic resources available from campus as well as home. 

The McKinley Library

The McKinley Library at the Shaker campus (grades Jr.K-4), boasts a collection of 12,000 volumes. The librarian provides curricular support for the lower school faculty as well as teaching classes in literature appreciation, library and research skills, and information literacy. Lessons are generally integrated with classroom instruction and themes, or reflect special events during the year. The library resources may be accessed at any time, in person or online, and students are encouraged to use the library for individual study and research.

Summer Work 2023- 2024

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Link to Middle School Summer Work Communication

Students Entering Fifth Grade
Summer Reading Packet - Please complete this packet and bring it to English class on the first day of school.

Required Summer Reading & Writing
All summer reading and writing assignments for students entering grades 6-8 will be turned in through Google Docs in Google Drive.  Boys should look for an email from their current English or social studies teacher the week of June 1-3 with their assignments, and they can also be viewed below.  Boys can also search for "2024summer" in their Google Drive search bar. Please review the tech steps that must be completed prior to starting the summer work, and then please view your son’s assignment in the links below.


UPPER SCHOOL
Required Summer Reading
Course and Textbook List

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
JUNIOR K – GRADE 8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9 – 12
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves over 850 boys in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence. University School is a diverse and inclusive community where each boy is known and loved.