The Application Process

At University School, we believe the admission of students, like the hiring of faculty, defines who we are and what we aspire to be as a school. The goal of the admission process is to determine the personal and academic strengths of the candidate. We also want to ensure that a US education is the right fit for the student and one that offers an environment in which he will be happy and successful.
School records, current teacher evaluations, and application materials provide the Admission Committee with important information on how the student functions in school. These documents also provide relevant information on the student’s learning style, achievements, and social behavior in an academic environment. In addition, a visit to the school, an interview with the Director of Admission, and admission testing are all used to assess the student.
What matters most, however, is the overall impression our admission officers get concerning each applicant. While the degree of expectation varies from grade to grade, certain desirable qualities and standards remain constant:
  • Character - leadership, cooperativeness, honesty, capacity for friendship
  • Industry - willingness to take risks, perseverance, and discipline in completing tasks
  • Competence - academic promise and achievement, love of learning
  • Unique interests and talents - the arts, athletics, hobbies
The Admission Committee thoroughly reviews each candidate’s file and takes into consideration all aspects that will determine his admission to the school.
University School offers students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin or disability all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. While private school admissions in Cleveland, Ohio will vary, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability in administering educational policies, admission policies, athletic, and other school-administered programs. For more information on our admission process, please contact us today.

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
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. 
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