Merit Awards

Merit awards encourage the best and brightest boys in the area to join our community. Students with the highest marks and top scores will be considered. University School recognizes those boys who have distinguished themselves as outstanding scholars and citizens.

Students will be chosen to apply based on standardized test scores (the Independent School Entrance Exam or the Secondary School Admission Test for applicants who are not in the US 8th grade class) and past academic achievements. 

Students must maintain a high academic average, display excellent citizenship, and maintain a strong investment in the life of the school in order to continue to receive the award during their four years of high school.

Our application process at University School considers the personal and academic strengths of candidates, such that all of our students naturally meet an elevated standard of excellence. Merit awards recognize students who continue to stand out for academic performance, even among a student body made up of high achievers. For more information about our merit program at University School, please call or email Christina Townsend Hartz.

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    Ms. Christina Townsend Hartz 

    Director of Admission & Director of Financial Aid

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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