Grades 4-5 Process

Thank you for your interest in University School. The following information and timeline will assist you with the free application process. Email Tamara Whitner (Grade 4) or call 216.371.6807, or email Eric Hutchinson (Grade 5) or call 216-371-6808 if you have any questions.

Available space in the school is limited. We recommend that interested families call as early as possible in the preceding academic year to begin the admission process. If this is your first contact with University School, please click here to complete the online inquiry form: 

To begin the application process, create an online account by visiting Once you initiate the process, you can review and update the application as many times as you wish before submitting it to us. 

Schedule a visit for your son, a tour of the campus, and a parent meeting with Director of Admission Christina Townsend Hartz for grade 4 or Director of Admission Eric Hutchinson for grade 5. Please email Gina Wiandt at or call 216.371.6806 to schedule an appointment.

To register for the ISEE, go to  Online registration closes three weeks prior to the test date. Students may test at any of the ISEE testing locations. Please make sure you indicate that test scores should be sent to University School by using our school code: 361415.

ISEE dates at the US Shaker Campus:
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
For additional testing dates, please click HERE.

Deadline:  Monday, February 11, 2019
  1. SCHOOL & TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM: Fill out the "Authorization for Release of Records" portion of the "School Report Form."  Your son’s school will complete the form and return it directly to University School.  
  2. TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM: Parents should submit the form to their son’s current teacher. The teacher will complete the form and mail it directly to University School.  


Financial aid awards at University School are based on need.  Our budget is finite, so it is important to apply as soon as possible.  Apply online at

Director of Admission Junior K - 4

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Director of Admission 5 - 8

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Empowering our Youngest Leaders

Important Dates

Monday, February 11, 2019: Admission Applications due

Friday, February 15, 2019: Decision Day

Monday, February 25, 2019:
Rolling Admission begins

All applications completed after initial acceptances will be considered as they are received. 

Please remember that while space is limited during this period, our Admission Team will continue to work with you throughout the process.

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, Ohio 44022
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.