Junior Kindergarten Process

Thank you for your interest in University School’s Junior Kindergarten program!
As 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.
Please review the application requirements below; there is no fee to apply. The required items can all be accessed through your son’s admission checklist. You’ll receive instructions for logging into your myUS account to see the checklist after submitting the inquiry form. Feel free to email Christina Townsend Hartz or call her at 216-292-2149 with any questions.

Required Admission Items for Junior Kindergarten:
  • Online Application
  • Current Educational Setting Visit Permission
    This form allows a member of our admission team observe your son for a brief time in his current school—a place where he feels comfortable. We will schedule that visit at the appropriate time by working directly with the preschool.
  • Parent Visit
    Parent tours are an important step in getting to know University School: you will spend time with a current student, talk with teachers, and see classes in action. After your tour you’ll meet with an admission team member to get your further questions answered and go over the admission process. We recommend a weekday morning for your tour, but other times can be made available. Please email Christina Townsend Hartz to schedule your tour.
  • Current Teacher Evaluation
  • Personal Recommendation
  • Group Evaluation 
    This one-hour session consists of playtime and a rotation of activity stations with different teachers.

Director of Admission Junior K - 12

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  • Photo of Christina Townsend Hartz

    Ms. Christina Townsend Hartz 

    Director of Admission & Director of Financial Aid

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 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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