Happy New School Year

Welcome Back to School!
The US community is thrilled to welcome students back to school. It was a week full of new beginnings with friends, old and new, that went out like a lion. A strong storm pushed through from the north overnight from Thursday to Friday, and many in the area spent some time in their basements just after midnight as instructed by our trusted northeast Ohio meteorologists.

The Hunting Valley Campus lost power and so was closed, with classes canceled, on just the fourth day of the school year. The Shaker Campus fared better and was open for classes to all students and faculty who could make it there safely. Happily, the Handshake Ceremonies were earlier in the week, and so this time-honored and beloved tradition went off without a hitch on both campuses, under much milder weather conditions. 

Read more about the first week of school from Head of School Patrick Gallagher

We know it will be a wonderful and rewarding 2023-2024 school year! 

    • Handshakes are serious business.

    • Handshakes are best paired with a friendly smile.

    • New faculty join in the tradition.

    • Brothers.

    • On the bank of Kilroy Lake.

    • A great day for a new beginning with old and new friends.

    • In the blink of an eye.

    • Nearing the end of the handshake line in Hunting Valley.

    • The end of the handshake line in Hunting Valley.

    • Just a few more handshakes to go, then the school year is really underway!

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.