Academics

With over a century of experience helping young boys unlock their academic potential, University School is proud to have a hand in shaping our students into accomplished young men. Our academic program begins in kindergarten and continues through 12th grade.

Lower School

In the close-knit community of the Lower School (grades K-5), the youngest members of University School explore and interact while acquiring the essential skills for academic success. The theme-based curriculum is tailored to the way young boys learn best. Caring and talented faculty members have a deep knowledge of the subjects they teach and a unique understanding of young boys and their learning styles.

Middle School

Middle School students (grades 6–8) become more independent as they start to question the world around them. The academic program is increasingly challenging as boys are now ready to tackle more abstract concepts. Our teachers implicitly understand adolescent boys and work hard to provide a structured yet supportive environment in which each boy can build confidence and discover his own ideas and talents.

Upper School

The Upper School (grades 9–12) academic program offers a range of subjects within a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Students hone their abilities to converse intelligently, to think deeply, and to study effectively. The wide offering of electives, independent studies, advanced placement, and college-level courses give University School boys an unparalleled advantage in college admissions. In countless interactions with students each day, our teachers give their time, friendship, and support to ensure every boy thrives in a community where he is known and loved.

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, OH 44022
GRADES 9-12
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.