University School is 131 years old and boasts a total of nearly 5,500 living alumni throughout the world. All alumni belong to the University School Alumni Association whose primary mission is to connect and foster enduring relationships within the alumni community and the school.
We encourage you to explore our alumni web pages. Here you’ll find information on upcoming events, including Reunion Weekend; ways to network and stay connected with other alumni; and job opportunities. You may also easily update your contact information or submit a class note. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Alumni Office at should you need further assistance.
University School alumni live by the motto “Responsibility, Loyalty, Consideration.” We are proud of our heritage and value the skills, knowledge and camaraderie developed throughout our years at the school. Here is a small sampling of our notable alumni.

Distinguished Alumni

Rick Banks '83 – Author and Stanford Law School professor
John Bell ’80 – Lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Widespread Panic
Nick Caserio ’94 – General Manager of the Houston Texans
Martin Davidson '79 – Professor of Business Administration at the UVA Darden School of Business
Anthony Doerr ’91 – Pulitzer Prize winning novelist (All the Light We Cannot See)
Jason Garrett ’84 – NFL Coach
Tom Griswold ’71 – Co-Host of The Bob & Tom Show on WFBQ radio
Billy Hogan ’92 – CEO of the Liverpool Football Club
Tucker Kain ’01 – Chief Financial Officer of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Jon Kaplan ’91 – Head of Global Sales at Pinterest
David Kaval ’94 – President of the Oakland Athletics
Chris Korb ’06 – Former professional soccer player for D.C. United in the MLS
Robert Kovacik ’82 – NBC anchor and TV reporter
Lee Kravitz ’71 – Author and former Editor-in Chief of Parade magazine
Arthur Laffer ’58 – Economist and creator of the Laffer Curve
Walter Matia ’71 – Wildlife sculptor
Bill Oberndorf '71 – CEO of Oberndorf Enterprises LLC
James Park ’94 – CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit
Austin Pendleton ’57 – Award-winning actor
Joshua Radin ’92 – Award-winning folk musical artist
Clark T. Randt, Jr. ’63 – Former U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China
Chris Rose ’89 – Host and sportscaster for the MLB Network and NFL Network.
Michael Ruhlman ’81 – Author, chef and James Beard Award winner
Doug Smith '79 – Senior Wildlife Biologist at Yellowstone National Park
Ricky Smith '96 – Comedian and Founder of Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere (RAKE)
Brad Stone '89 – Journalist and New York Times bestselling author
Orin Wolf '97 – Broadway Producer and Tony Award winner for "The Band's Visit" 

Please Submit a Class Note!

New job, recently married, new father, exciting adventure or an update on what you're doing - we want to hear from you! Please email with any news about yourself or classmate. We will include the announcement of your exciting news in the US Journal and on our social media outlets.  Photos are welcomed and highly encouraged!

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GRADES 9 – 12
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