Responsive Classroom Training to All Lower School Teachers

Our lower school teachers are working together to further enhance our ability to support the social and emotional learning of our students. Responsive Classroom is a student-centered approach to teaching and discipline, offering research and evidence-based practices designed to develop safe, joyful, and engaging classrooms and school communities. While many of our teachers use Responsive Classroom principles in their classrooms, during the summer of 2021 our entire lower school faculty was trained to fully implement this approach. Brady Hurley, our Lower School Dean of Students, believes the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching and learning “allows boys to understand and live our motto while providing our teachers with a common language that begins with our youngest learners and remains consistent as boys move through their primary years.”

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.