Grades 1-4 Process

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 Beth Anderson or call her at 216-371-6807 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 Beth Anderson 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

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.

Director of Admission Junior K - 4

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    Mrs.  Elizabeth Anderson 

    Director of Admission Jr. K-4

Important Dates

January 19, 2024: Admission Applications due for Junior K-K

January 19, 2024:  Financial Aid application for new students K-12 due

January 26, 2024: Admission Applications due for Grades 1-12

February 9, 2024: Decision Day for Junior K-12

March 1, 2024: Rolling admission begins (individual applicants will be reviewed once a file is complete)

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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