Our Campuses

Shaker Heights Campus (K-8)

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
216-321-8260
Directions

Located in Shaker Heights, Ohio, the US Shaker Campus is home to more than 460 boys in kindergarten through grade 8.  Built in 1925, the school retains its traditional beauty on a 32-acre site in historic Shaker Heights. The campus features Conway Hall, a 32,000 square-foot performing arts and science complex, and the Primary Education Wing, which is specially designed for young boys. The US tower is a famous local landmark and provides a commanding view of Cleveland.

Hunting Valley Campus (9-12)

2785 SOM Center Rd
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
216-831-2200

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The US Hunting Valley Campus in Hunting Valley, Ohio has 420 boys in the Upper School. The campus is situated on a stunning 221-acre wooded site in one of Cleveland's finest suburbs, 6 miles east of the US Shaker Campus. A new 52,000 square-foot academic wing features spacious classrooms and interactive technology. Extensive renovation of the original classroom building has allowed for state-of-the-art facilities for the visual and performing arts.

 

Inspiring Academic Spaces

Shaker Heights Campus Lower School classrooms are seasonally transformed by the various theme studies throughout the year.  A journey through the primary will have boys exploring massive cardboard castles they built themselves, constructing a giant scale model of the city of Cleveland and studying trade on the Silk Road of ancient China.

Middle School boys at the Shaker Heights Campus are surrounded by hands-on projects inside and outside of the classroom to demonstrate systems thinking.  Features such as state-of-the-art science classrooms, a space flight simulator, and interactive whiteboards are designed specifically to the needs of adolescent boys.

The Upper School in Hunting Valley features a 52,000-square-foot academic wing. The facility includes more than 10,000 square feet devoted to science and research, including labs for physics, chemistry, biology and environmental science; 10,000 square feet for hands-on learning, including a robotics and rocketry lab and two computer-aided design classrooms; and academic space devoted to the humanities, including 27 classrooms for English, history, math and language. 

 

Tools for the Artist & Maker

Boys at US are given the environment and tools to create – whether they are making art, solutions to real-world problems or both.  They are free to be musicians and engineers; programmers and painters; and singers and designers.

Our newest maker space, STEAMworks, is an innovation lab to encourage design thinking and problem solving. The space on our Shaker Heights Campus is used by kindergarten through eighth grades, and further cements the school’s position as a national leader among independent schools in the maker movement. This new space serves as a natural complement to our robust manual arts woodshop.

Newly renovated spaces at the Hunting Valley Campus provide one of the largest design and visual arts centers at an independent school. The facility is outfitted with a range of resources such as a fully-featured woodshop, metal welding bays, CAD and 3D studio labs, 2D art studio, analog darkroom, plasma cutter, and much more.

Performing arts spaces at both campuses feature beautiful choral and orchestra rooms, state-of-the-art auditorium and theater, and spaces for younger boys to move as they make music.

 

The Outdoor Classroom

While most schools end when you walk out the door, US just begins. With over 250 acres of outdoor classroom to explore, the possibilities are unlimited.

All age students are regularly exploring the lush forest and biosystems on site. Our on-campus maple sugaring operation is a tradition that all ages treasure. Younger students learn what it was like to live as Native American tribes of Ohio and experience the journeys of Lewis and Clark. Older students conduct extensive projects like tracking coyote populations, studying pollination with our apiary, spawning trout in our hatchery, or calculating astrological measurements with our observatory. 

More adventurous boys can even learn backpacking skills, rock climbing, safety and first aid, and how to live off of the land.





 

Athletic Facilities Ahead of the Competition

University School’s athletic facilities are among the best in Northeast Ohio with a full range of spaces, playing fields, and other amenities to support our excellent physical education and athletic programs.
 
The 81,000 square-foot Kilroy Field House at the Hunting Valley Campus is a multi-purpose indoor practice facility featuring two basketball courts, three squash courts, a 200-meter cantilevered indoor track, and practice areas for track events. The complex also includes a fitness center equipped with the latest in weight training and aerobic equipment.
 
A gymnasium with pro-level floor, wrestling room, rock-climbing room, and six-lane indoor swimming pool with a separate diving well complete the indoor facilities at the Hunting Valley Campus.  Outdoors, we have a football stadium with a new turf football field, an all-weather track, four soccer and other practice fields, two baseball diamonds, and seven tennis courts.
 
The physical education facilities at the Shaker Campus include a football field, a 400-meter track, three baseball fields, two soccer fields, eight tennis courts, a double-size gymnasium, a wrestling room, and a four-lane, 25-yard indoor swimming pool.

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
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.