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.

To begin the online application process, create an account by visiting Parents can review and update the application as many times as they wish before submitting it to us. 
  • Student Questionnaire:
    The student applicant should complete this form after the school visit. Click HERE to complete and submit the questionnaire.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE):
    • Saturday, October 17, 2020
    • Saturday, November 7, 2020
    • Sunday, November 15, 2020
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020
    • Saturday, January 23, 2021
    • Saturday, February 6, 2021
    • Saturday, March 6, 2021
    • Saturday, April 3, 2021
(In addition, 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
Financial aid awards at University School are based on need. Apply online at

There is more information regarding the US Merit Scholar Program available online.

Director of Admission & Financial Aid (Jr. K-12)

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    Ms. Christina Townsend Hartz 


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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.