Thank you for your interest in University School’s lower school!
As available space in the school is limited, we recommend that interested families call as early as possible in the preceding academic year to begin the admission process. If this is your first contact with University School, please complete the online inquiry form.
Please review the application requirements below; there is no fee to apply. The required items can all be accessed through your son’s admission checklist. You’ll receive instructions for logging into your myUS
account to see the checklist after submitting the inquiry form
. Feel free to email Christina Townsend Hartz
or call her at 216-292-2149 with any questions.
Required Admission Items for Grades 1-4:
- Online Application
- Parent Visit
Parent tours are an important step in getting to know University School: you will spend time with a current student, talk with teachers, and see classes in action. After your tour you’ll meet with an admission team member to get your further questions answered and go over the admission process. We recommend a weekday morning for your tour, but other times can be made available. Please email Christina Townsend Hartz to schedule your tour.
- Teacher Evaluation
- Personal Recommendation Form
- Student Screening
This visit is a one-on-one academic skills assessment.
- Group Evaluation
Applicants to grades 1-4 will spend time as a group with US faculty. This is their time to get a snapshot of what a US classroom feels like as they take part in math, physical education, and literacy activities.
- School Transcripts
AFFORDING A PRIVATE SCHOOL EDUCATION
The Financial Aid Office at University School aligns with the mission of the school. We hope to provide students an opportunity for an amazing educational experience that may otherwise not be obtainable.
Financial assistance at University School is based on need. Apply online through Clarity
Contact Christina Townsend Hartz
with any questions regarding our affordability program.