Admission Requirements

We are delighted that you are interested in University School’s REACH Summer Program. 

Eligibility for admission into REACH extends to African American boys currently in the 5th grade. The admissions process is competitive. Applicants should have strong academic records (B average required), high academic aspirations, and an eagerness to embrace new experiences. Students chosen for the program enter at the end of their 5th grade year and remain enrolled for three consecutive summers.

Students are enrolled under the following conditions, which become the obligations of the students' parents or guardians and the students themselves:

  1. Completion of the Application for Admission and all enrollment forms.
  2. Perfect attendance during the summer REACH Program.
  3. Attendance at follow-up REACH activities during the school year.
  4. Timely submission of grade reports (B average required) from current school. 

Important Admission Dates

WEEK OF MARCH 15, 2021
All interviews will be held virtually. Weekday interviews will be scheduled between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Saturday interviews may be scheduled anytime between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021
Families will be notified by mail and email of admission decisions.

Program Dates, Location & Hours

Monday, June 14, 2021 – Friday, July 16, 2021

REACH Program University School
2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022

8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday - Friday


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Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 870 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.