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A Captain's Reflection

Hockey captain JD Clemens '17 shares what it means to be a US Prepper.

Our Community / Our US

We celebrate the strong bond of those who call US home.

Post AP Mechanics II

When there wasn't a course for Adam to explore college-level physics, Mr. Ketcham worked with Adam to create one.

Science, Design & Engineering Camps

Summer campers dive into robotics, computer programming and rocketry.

US Chamber Orchestra

An open rehearsal with the US Chamber Orchestra.

Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere

Alumnus Ricky Smith '96 returns to US and led 200 boys in creating lunches, favors and notes of kindness for area families in need.

Making at US

"Making" has been a foundation of US since we opened our doors 125 years ago, and although some tools might have changed, the model is as relevant as ever.

Story of a US Teacher

History Teacher Sam Thomas shares why he teaches and sends his boys to US.

Crossing Barriers: Fairfax

Seventh graders visit a historical neighborhood in Cleveland to learn about the community's resilience.

Empowering our Youngest Leaders

Leadership takes center stage when our boys enter the fifth grade.

Native American Science Exploration

Third grade students take advantage of the resourceful Hunting Valley campus to study their theme.

Middle School Performing Arts

Ms. Lyons directs a middle school theater program that is fit for Broadway.

The Paine Brigade

Leadership at US often comes in different forms as seen here at our Shaker Campus.

A Community Engagement Tradition

Boys give their time to make and deliver soup to local soup kitchens.

To The Class of 2014

A tribute to University School Class of 2014. Best wishes to these young men! every teacher.

Students express their gratitude for the faculty.

Lower School Specials

Our specialist teachers play a vital role in the boys' educational journey.

Testimony of a US Teacher

Legendary US faculty reflect on the school and its impact on the boys and themselves.

Empty Bowls Project

Eighth grade boys create art with a purpose to raise money to fight hunger in NE Ohio.

Grade 4 China Theme

Tai chi & kite flying are just a couple of the activities for the fourth grade as they explore their China theme.

Investigating & Creating

Sixth Graders tour Chicago studying the architecture and get the opportunity to design buildings of their own.


Students & faculty share some of the things in their life that they are thankful for.

US Class of 2016

Montage from the Commencement of the Class of 2016.

Lemonade Day Entrepreneurs

Boys learn how to run a business and the importance of giving back.

LEGO Robotics

Middle school science students create factories from robotic LEGOs as part of Tech Week.

Kindergarten at US

Mrs. Brown gives us a tour of what kindergarten is like at US.

Welcome Back Handshake

Our annual tradition of welcoming new students at the Hunting Valley and Shaker Campuses.

Freshmen Science Labs

Freshmen students get a sample of what to expect by exploring the fundamentals of upperclassmen science.


Nobody does homecoming like US!

Cultures & Culinary: West Side Market

A trip down to the West Side Market allows first graders to study cultures and diversity in a tasty fashion.

St. Baldrick's Day

Students raise over $100,000 to help fund research for childhood cancers.

Parting Advice

Faculty and staff share some final thoughts with the Class of 2017.

Day Camp at US

A tradition for 91 years, University School Day Camp is a true original in Northeast Ohio.

Founders' Day

Houses compete in a variety of events for the Founders' Cup on the 125th Anniversary of US.

Seniors & K-2 Buddies

Lower school boys make house friends with the senior class.

Living off the Land

Mr. Siegel takes his third grade class on a unique Saturday excursion at our Hunting Valley Upper School Campus to show them how to live off the land as early Native Americans did.

Unit Origami

Math students in Mrs. Dykes' class creates a gigantic origami box.

Flying Mallets: Viva la Vida

The Flying Mallets group perform their rendition of Coldplay's Viva la Vida.

Mastodon Project

Lower school families become paleontologists for the night as they help search for clues from the past.

Commencement 2015

University School's Class of 2015.

Camp Whitewood

Off to camp with the Third graders as they canoe, make art and practice archery, just like the Native Americans they are studying did.

Lower School Music Program

Ms. Matthews capitalizes on the energy and creativity of boys when preparing our lower school music curriculum.

Number Talks

Mrs. Baris proves that there is more than one way to solve a problem.

Cardboard Captains

Physics students learn about buoyancy the fun way by constructing and sailing boats made of cardboard.

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 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.