University Lake School

4024 Nagawicka Road P.O. Box 290
Hartland, WI 53029-0530
Tel: (262)367-6011
Grades: PK-12 | 251 students
University Lake School is an accredited independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in junior kindergarten through twelfth grade.
ULS is located in the Lake Country Area - Hartland, Wisconsin, 25 miles west of Milwaukee.
University Lake School offers the best elements of the independent school tradition.
Our teachers lead students to become fully engaged with their studies, making connections between concepts and discovering meaning for themselves.
Our students thrive in smaller classes that support our ongoing commitment to individual attention and the development of the whole child.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1956

Student Body

Total Students 251 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade University Lake School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP English Composition, AP English Literature, AP Physics, AP Portfolio Art, AP Spanish, AP US History, AP World History,
Average SAT score 1180
Average ACT score 27
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition costs range from $5800-16875
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,587
Admissions Director Deb Smith
Admissions Associate Joan Bolte


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeySailing,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Gang Green (Literary Arts Magazine), Handbell Choir, Laker Service Club, Math Team, Musical Theater Production, Play Production, Rock and Roll Academy, Student Government, Trig-Star Contest, UW-Platteville Model Bridge Contest Chess Club, Handbell Choir, Math Team, Gang Green (Literary Arts Magazine),
Laker Service Club,
Musical Theater Production,
Play Production,
Rock and Roll Academy,
Student Government,
Trig-Star Contest,
UW-Platteville Model Bridge Contest,

School Notes

  • University Lake School engages students in a challenging college preparatory program of academics, arts and athletics. As a supportive community of students, faculty, staff, families and trustees, we inspire enduring intellectual curiosity, creativity, original thinking, leadership and character.
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School Reviews

My kid's education is simply amazing. If they stay the course, they have the ability to get into any college in the country. In addition, they enjoy going. We have so many other good options for education. ULS is simply a notch above.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
Fabulous school. Great teachers. Focused on creating well-rounded individuals: academics, sports, arts and more importantly, respectfulness, community service, leadership - those soft skills that really make a person successful in life. College guidance program is exceptional.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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The average private school tuition in Waukesha County, WI is $3,848 for elementary schools and $14,000 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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