Athletics program

University School's physical education and athletic programs are important components of the overall school curriculum. These programs support the school's philosophy of participation, growth, and achievement. We speak openly about and encourage the values of self-discipline, respect for others, integrity, responsibility, and sportsmanship. The University School Athletic Code of Conduct establishes guidelines for the sportsmanship of athletes, parents, coaches, and student fans.

Upper School Athletic Program

At the Upper School, the programs reflect the equal importance of physical education and competitive interscholastic sports. In physical education, we strive to teach students the significance of their physical well-being and to help them realize their capacities and limitations. The interscholastic program includes varsity, junior varsity, and freshman teams to provide broad participation in sports. The Kilroy Field House is an indoor practice facility at the Hunting Valley campus, including squash and basketball courts, weight training equipment, and an indoor track. Other athletic facilities on campus include a rock-climbing room, turf football field, indoor swimming pool, wrestling room, and more.

Lower and Middle School Athletics

The Lower and Middle School program focuses on developing the individual as a whole. The Shaker Heights campus includes fields for soccer, football, and baseball as well as tennis courts, a pool, a 400-meter track, and other facilities. We are especially concerned with developing skills that can be used for a lifetime of activities. The University School intramural program is an after school athletic activity for grades 3–6. The program offers sport-specific instruction through age appropriate drills and games. All boys are able to participate regardless of ability or experience. We encourage all boys to demonstrate leadership, learn new skills, and refine existing skills while having an opportunity to interact with their classmates on the athletic fields. The program’s objective is to be an enjoyable, educational experience for all. For the seventh and eighth grades, there are “A” and “B” teams in several sports in order to accommodate every boy’s desire to play, and provide him with healthy competition congruent with his ability.

Director of Athletics K-12

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Director of Athletics 9-12

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Director of Athletics K-8

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Athletics for Life Skills

The academic and athletic experiences our students receive at University School not only lay the groundwork for success in college sports, but they also give our students the solid foundation they need to transition into successful careers in the sports management industry. Many of our alumni currently enjoy illustrious careers as coaches, managers, and executives across the spectrum of the professional sports world.

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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
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.