Upper School (9-12)

From the Director of the Upper School

At University School, our faculty and staff commit to that line in our mission which calls us to participate in a community where “each boy is known and loved.” 
Every faculty member, staff person, and student is a vital member of that community. Boys are not only inspired by our distinguished faculty—students lead and learn from each other. Whether in the classrooms or the hallway; in the science labs or around the oval Harkness table; in our commons areas or a silent nook of the library; on the field or the stage; in our forest or the woodshop; the buildings and grounds of our school are designed so that boys may sense multiple pathways to freely forge their own paths, to tell their own stories, to better understand and be themselves, together.
We work to help boys explore and discover different possibilities for who they are becoming, we work to help boys live by the values of our mission and our motto, and we work to help boys develop relationships that last a lifetime. I invite you and your family to visit our school community in action. 
Krystopher Perry
Director of the Upper School and Hunting Valley Campus

The Upper School (9-12)

As one of the leading private high schools in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area, University School’s Upper School program (grades 9–12) is designed to promote each student's academic and personal growth. Led by a talented and committed faculty, students pursue traditional liberal arts studies within an innovative educational framework.

Diverse curriculum

At University School, students thrive in a community where they develop their academic, athletic, and artistic talents. They unleash their intellectual curiosity and leadership talents. They sharpen their ability to think deeply, to study effectively, and to express themselves clearly. With a wide range of electives, independent study opportunities, advanced placement, and college-level courses, students are superbly prepared for college and beyond. Our rigorous program includes English literature, mathematics, and science.

Preparation for Collegiate Study

It is precisely the depth and quality of our program that gives University School boys an unparalleled advantage in today’s highly competitive climate of college admissions. One hundred percent of University School graduates matriculate to four-year colleges. Many are represented at the most rigorous institutions in the nation. We are proud of this record, but we are most proud of the fact that our graduates are thoughtful, confident, and well-rounded young men.

Engaged and motivated faculty

University School faculty members are carefully selected for their ability to communicate, connect, and inspire. They are a continuing source of guidance and friendship for many students long after they have graduated from the school. These highly qualified, creative educators, most of whom hold advanced degrees, are deeply committed to their students, giving their time and attention to each student’s academic and emotional life. Our teachers are coaches, advisors, and mentors who care deeply about each boy’s interests and personal concerns, as well as his academic work.

An atmosphere for excellence

We are unlike any of the other private high schools in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. The new academic, arts, and music spaces at the Hunting Valley campus feature spacious classrooms and interactive technology. Our stunning 221-acre campus is a treasured outdoor classroom where students raise native brook trout, tap maple trees for syrup, and operate the sugarhouse. With students who gain an appreciation for history in the region and languages from around the world, University School strives to develop the leaders of the next generation. Please contact us today to schedule a visit and see for yourself how University School can make a difference in your son’s life!

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Shaker Heights Campus JUNIOR K – GRADE 8

20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Phone: (216) 321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus GRADES 9 – 12

2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
Phone: (216) 831-2200