Grades 9-12 Process

Thank you for your interest in University School. The following information and timeline will assist you with the free application process. Please do not hesitate to email Christina Townsend-Hartz or call 216-292-2149 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!

  • Official Application
  • Student Visit
    The student visit day is such and important step in the admission process. We are currently scheduling student visits beginning in October on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. A typical visit day begins at 7:45am and lasts through 3:45pm.
    During the day, students will experience classes, meet teachers and coaches, and enjoy a day at US. In order to schedule a visit, please reach out to Mrs. Mandi Weaver via email or phone, 216.292.2148.
  • Evaluation forms

  • Personal Recommendation

  • School and Transcript Request Form

  • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
    • October 15, 2022
    • November 19, 2022
    • December 10, 2022
    • January 7, 2023
    • January 21, 2023
    • February 4, 2023
    • March 4, 2023
    • April 2, 2023
The ISEE will be offered at various locations in the Greater Cleveland area. For further information regarding additional testing locations, fees, fee waivers, or to register online, 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 & Financial Aid (Jr. K-12)

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Associate Director of Admissions 9-12

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Important Dates

January 6, 2023: Jarvis Scholarship application due

January 20, 2023:
Admission Applications due for Junior K-K

January 30, 2023: 
Financial Aid application for new students K-12 due

January 30, 2023:
Admission Applications due for Grades 1-12

February 10, 2023: Decision Day for Junior K-12

March 1, 2023:
Rolling admission begins (individual applicants will be reviewed once a file is complete)

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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 870 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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