Grades 6-8 Process

Thank you for your interest in University School. The following information and timeline will assist you with the free application process. Email Eric Hutchinson at 216-371-6808 or ehutchinson@us.edu if you have any questions.

CONTACT ADMISSION OFFICE
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: 

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

STUDENT VISIT & PARENT MEETING
Schedule a visit for your son, a tour of the campus, and a parent meeting with Director of Admission Eric Hutchinson. Please email Gina Wiandt at gwiandt@us.edu or call 216.371.6806 to schedule an appointment.


INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM (ISEE)
To register for the ISEE, go to www.iseetest.org.  Online registration closes three weeks prior to the test date.  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 11, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018

FILE APPLICATION MATERIALS
  1. STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE:  The student applicant should complete the form after the school visit.  This form can be found at www.us.edu/applicantquestionnaire
  2. SCHOOL REPORT FORM: Fill out the "Authorization for Release of Records" portion of the "School Report Form."  Your son’s school will complete the form and mail it directly to University School.  
  3. ENGLISH or HISTORY 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.  
  4. MATHEMATICS or SCIENCE 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 APPLICATION 
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 sss.nais.org/parents

Director of Admission 5-8

List of 1 members.

Making the Move to Middle School

Important Dates

Monday, January 8, 2018: Deadline for submission of financial aid materials

Monday, January 8, 2018: Deadline for student and parent visits and submission of application materials

Friday, January 12, 2018: Decisions and awards mailed

Friday, January 26, 2018:
Enrollment decision due

Wednesday, January 31, 2018:
Rolling Admission begins
 

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.