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!
You can access the application form in your admission checklist. We look forward to getting to know your family!

Parent Visit
We are excited to begin offering tours of our campus during the school day, this October!  This will allow you to feel the spirit inside the school and see the energy exhibited by the students and Faculty.  If it is more convenient for you, we will also offer weekday afternoon or Saturday tours on specific dates. You are encouraged to contact Eric Hutchinson directly to schedule a day and time that works best for you. We look forward to meeting you, and answering your questions. 

Student Visit/Virtual Zoom Meeting
Students 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

Principal or Guidance Counselor Evaluation Letter

Student Questionnaire

School Transcripts

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is available online at home (preferred) and in-person.

October 7, 2023
November 4, 2023
December 2, 2023
January 20, 2024

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

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 5-8

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    Mr. Eric Hutchinson 

    Director of Admission, 5-8

Making the Move to Middle School

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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