Junior Kindergarten Process

Thank you for your interest in University School’s Junior Kindergarten program! There is no fee to apply; please review the application requirements below and email Tamara Whitner or contact by phone at 216.371.6807 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.
1)     Parent visit and tour
Getting to know University School begins with an on-campus tour for parents. During this visit parents have an opportunity to meet with Director of Admission, Tamara Whitner. Please email Tamara Whitner or call 216.371.6807 to schedule a parent visit.
2)     Online Application
Click here to begin your online application.  Once you initiate the online process, you can review and update the application as many times as you wish before submitting it to us.

3)  Current Educational Setting visit
A faculty member and/or administrator from University School's lower school team will visit your son's current preschool/daycare for an observation.

4)     Evaluation Form
Evaluation forms are an integral part of the admission process. During the application process, you can easily add teacher/caregiver contact information which will allow for easy online submission.
5)     Student tour
This is an opportunity for your son to see US! Please email Tamara Whitner or call 216.371.6807 to schedule your son’s visit.

6)     Group Evaluation
Your son will also participate in a 1-hour session that will allow University School lower school faculty to observe and interact with candidates in a classroom environment. These sessions are available on January 31 and February 1. To sign up for a session, please email Gina Wiandt  or call her at 216.371.6806.

Director of Admission Junior K - 4

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Gizmos & Gadgets

For families of boys ages 3 1/2 to 6. Unlock a Saturday morning of creative play and explore the world of gizmos & gadgets. The only limit is your imagination!  Only one session remaining:

Saturday, April 4
20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio

Important Dates

Monday, February 10, 2020 : All application materials due - initial round

Friday, February 14, 2020 : Decision Day - initial round

March 2, 2020 :
 Rolling Admission begins

All applications completed after initial round will be considered as they are received. 

Please remember that while space is limited during this period, our Admission Team will continue to work with you throughout the process.

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.