Grades 5-8 Process

Thank you for your interest in University School. The following information and time-line will assist you with the free application process. Email Eric Hutchinson or call at 216-371-6808 with any questions.

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.

To begin the application process, create an online account by visiting  Once you initiate the process, you can review and update the application as many times as you wish before submitting it to us. 

  1. Student Questionnaire:  The student applicant should complete the form after the school visit.  This form can be found at
  2. 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 send it directly to University School. 
  3. Evaluation forms: 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.
  4. Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is available online (preferred) and in-person. All in-person testing will be held at our Shaker campus on the following dates:  
    • Saturday, November 7, 2020 
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021
    • Saturday, March 6, 2021
For further information regarding fees, fee waivers, or to register for in-person testing, go to
For further information about taking the ISEE at home, go to

Financial aid awards at University School are based on need. Apply online at

Director of Admission 5-8

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    Mr. Eric Hutchinson 


Making the Move to Middle School

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.