The application process

At University School, we believe the admission of students, like the hiring of faculty, defines who we are and what we aspire to be as a school. The goal of the admission process is to determine the personal and academic strengths of the candidate. We also want to ensure that a US education is the right fit for the student and one that offers an environment in which he will be happy and successful.
 
For prospective students, school records, teacher recommendations, and application materials provide the Admission Committee with important information on how the student functions in school. These documents also provide relevant information on the student’s learning style, achievements, and social behavior in an academic environment. In addition, a visit to the school, an interview with the Director of Admission, and admissions testing are all used to assess the student.
 
What matters most, however, is the overall impression our admissions officers get concerning each applicant. While the degree of expectation varies from grade to grade, certain desirable qualities and standards remain constant:
  • Character - leadership, cooperativeness, honesty, capacity for friendship
  • Industry - willingness to take risks, perseverance, and discipline in completing tasks
  • Competence - academic promise and achievement, love of learning
  • Unique interests and talents - the arts, athletics, hobbies
 
The Admission Committee thoroughly reviews each candidate’s file and takes into consideration all aspects that will determine his admission to the school.
 
University School offers students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. While private school admissions in Cleveland, Ohio will vary, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administering educational policies, admission policies, athletic, and other school-administered programs. For more information on our admission process, please contact us today.

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES 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 grades K-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.