Kindergarten 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 or call 216.371.6807 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 online process, you can review and update the application as many times as you wish before submitting it to us.

Schedule an appointment to meet with Director of Admission Christina Townsend-Hartz and discuss your son's educational needs. Please email Gina Wiandt at or call 216.371.6806 to schedule an appointment.

This visit is for both boys and parents; it will include a tour along with a readiness assessment.  Parents may email Gina Wiandt at or call 216.371.6806 to schedule an appointment.  Tours run from late October through mid-February.

This small group experience is a 60-minute session that allows University School Lower School faculty to observe and assess candidates in an environment similar to that of our kindergarten program.  Please email Gina Wiandt at or call 216.371.6806 to reserve a time for your son. The available dates for this school year are:

Friday, February 1, 2019 Group Evaluations (12:00-1:00 pm or 2:00-3:00 pm)
Saturday, February 2, 2019 Group Evaluations (9:00-10:00 am or 11:00-12:00 pm)

Deadline:  Monday, February 18, 2019 
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 mail it directly to University School.  

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.   

Deadline:  Monday, February 4, 2019
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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Three sessions available:
Saturday, November 17  8:30-10:00am
Saturaday, December 8 8:30-10:00am
Saturday, January 12 8:30-10:00am

20701 Brantley Road 
Shaker Heights OH


Kindergarten at US

Important Dates

Monday, February 18, 2019: Admission Applications due

Friday, February 22, 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.