Grades 1-4 Process

Thank you for your interest in University School’s lower school! There is no fee to apply to University School; please take a look at the following application requirements for grades 1-4. Feel free to email Tamara Whitner or call her at 216.371.6807 if you have any questions.

1)     Online Application
Click here to begin your online application.  Once you initiate the online process, you can review and update the application as many times as you wish before submitting it to us.
2)     Evaluation Form
Evaluation forms are an integral part of the admission process. During the application process, you can easily add teacher contact information which will allow teachers to directly submit the necessary information. 
3)     School and Transcript Request Form
Please fill out the "Authorization for Release of Records" portion of the "School Report Form" and submit it to your son’s school. His school will complete the form and mail it directly to University School.  
The Financial Aid Office at University School aligns with the mission of the school. We hope to provide deserving students an opportunity for an amazing educational experience that may otherwise not be obtainable. Our goal is that no worthy, mission appropriate student be deterred due to financial limitations. To begin the online application for need-based aid, click here:
For more information and FAQs about affordability at University School, please click here.

Director of Admission Junior K - 4

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    Mrs. Tamara Whitner 


Important Dates

We are currently in our rolling admission process and we are accepting and evaluating applications as they arrive in the admission office.

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 840 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.