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.

The following steps are part of the application process. You can login to your MYUS account to start your admission journey!
 
Application
You can access the application form in your admission checklist. We look forward to getting to know your family!

Parent Visit
Parents are encouraged to visit US, take a tour, and meet with the admission director. Please click HERE  to schedule your in-person tour.  

Student Visit/Virtual Zoom Meeting
Students will either participate in a zoom meeting with the Director of Admission and current US students, or (if available) student will spend a day with a US student in the same grade. During the day, students will experience classes, meet teachers and coaches, and enjoy a day at US. 

Teacher Evaluation Letter
Please click “start” next to this item in your online checklist, and you will be able to enter your student current teacher’s email address as well as a brief note to him/her requesting that they fill out the evaluation form. The teacher will send the form directly back to us.

Principal or Guidance Counselor Evaluation Letter
Please click “start” next to this item in your online checklist. You should ask the guidance counselor or principal to complete the form and then send it back to us.

Student Questionnaire 
Please click “start” next to this item in your online checklist. This form is to be completed by the candidate, typically following his shadow day or zoom visit with the director of admission.

School Transcripts
Please click on the word “Transcripts” at the bottom of your checklist to access a downloadable pdf.
Complete and sign the pdf,  then send it to the student’s/candidate’s current school; they will in turn send us his transcripts. 

Personal Recommendation (non-family member)
Please request a personal recommendation letter from someone who knows your son well and has worked with him in a group setting (sports team, youth group, etc.). We ask that this person not be a non-family member. The letter can be mailed or emailed to the admission office.

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 www.iseetest.org.

For further information about taking the ISEE at home, go to www.erblearn.org/services/isee-at-home.


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. Our goal is that no worthy, mission appropriate student be deterred due to financial limitations. 

Financial assistance at University School is based on need. Apply online at https://www.solutionsbysss.com.   

Contact Christina Townsend Hartz with any questions regarding our affordability program.

Director of Admission 5-8

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    Mr. Eric Hutchinson 

    216-371-6808

Making the Move to Middle School

Important Dates

For Grades Junior K-12

Monday, February 1, 2021: Deadline for submission of financial aid materials

Friday, February 5, 2021:
Deadline for student and parent visits and submission of application materials

Friday, February 12, 2021:
Decisions and awards mailed

Friday, February 26, 2021: 
Enrollment decision due

Monday, March 1, 2021:
Rolling admission begins

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
GRADES 9-12
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.