A House is a Home

The first of its kind at any school in Northeast Ohio, the house system at University School creates a genuine sense of spirit and belonging among the boys and is a vibrant part of the student experience. Each student is assigned to a house, which integrates boys across all grades. 

Stewardship of the campus is an integral part of the house system. House members take turns caring for common areas, such as the cafeteria. In the process, students learn to be responsible and respectful of their surroundings. Houses also work together during the annual Thanksgiving food drive and other community service projects.

The houses provide a structure for boys to channel their natural energy and enthusiasm into friendly and spirited competition. Students come up with creative ways to earn points for their houses and compete for the coveted House Cup at the end of the year. Points for athletic contests, reading competitions, and problem-solving tourneys are announced at weekly house assemblies organized by the students.

Founders' Day


Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
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 over 850 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. University School is a diverse and inclusive community where each boy is known and loved. 
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