Learning the Journey of a Bucket of Sap From Tree to Table

This week US third graders worked with Mr. Terry Harmon to learn the maple sugaring operation, which has been in existence at US's Hunting Valley campus since 1971. The boys and their teachers Mrs. Liz Spector, Mrs. Lori Baris and Mr. Steve Siegel spent the afternoon in the forest gathering the sap, which is taken to the sugarhouse where it is boiled down in a wood-fueled evaporator and turned into maple syrup. The program, begun by Mr. Harmon when the campus first opened, gives students a hands-on, local experience of science in action.

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.