Grades 5-8 Process

Thank you for your interest in University School. The following information and timeline 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 click here to 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. 

Schedule a visit for your son, a tour of the campus, and a parent meeting with Director of Admission, Eric Hutchinson. Please email Gina Wiandt or call 216.371.6806 to schedule an appointment.

To register for the ISEE, go to  Online registration closes three weeks prior to the test date.  Students may test at any of the ISEE testing locations. Please make sure you indicate that test scores should be sent to University School by using our school code:  361415. 

ISEE dates at the US Shaker Campus:
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Saturday, March 7, 2020

For additional testing dates, please click HERE.

  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 mail 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.

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

Director of Admission 5-8

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Making the Move to Middle School

Important Dates

Monday, February 10, 2020 : All application materials due - initial round

Friday, February 14, 2020 : Decision Day - initial round

March 2, 2020 :
 Rolling Admission begins

All applications completed after initial round will be considered as they are received. 

Please remember that while space is limited during this period, our Admission Team will continue to work with you throughout the process.

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.