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 3:30pm.
    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 7, 2023
    • November 4, 2023
    • December 2, 2023
    • January 20, 2024
    • April 25, 2024
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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    Ms. Christina Townsend Hartz 

    Director of Admission & Director of Financial Aid

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Important Dates

January 10, 2024: Jarvis Scholarship application due

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 5, 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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