University Lake School is an independent day school offering JK3 through 12th grade in Hartland, Wisconsin.
ULS delivers an incomparable education through the pursuit of academic excellence and the development of the whole student in a unique learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, original thinking, personal integrity and character through service.
ULS is reimagined as an educational innovator empowering students to lead and thrive in a global community.
Our school provides a dynamic and rigorous curriculum that challenges the whole student by integrating innovative academic, leadership, athletic, artistic, and service learning experiences within a vibrant and joyful community.
Here, curiosity is rewarded, academia is expressed in and out of the classroom, and students have the opportunity to engage across a wide range of extracurricular activities on a stunning 180-acre campus.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 267 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

University Lake School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
267 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
University Lake School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Preprimary JK3, JK4, SK5 $6,425 - $13,875 depending on session selected. 1st - 4th Grade $17,125 5th - 7th Grade $18,200 8th - 12th Grade $19,550
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Kala Montoya



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Laker Service Club, Math Olympiad, Math Team, STEAM Club, Student Government, Trig-Star Contest

Arts and Music Programs:
Handbell Choir, Musical Theater Production, Play Production, The Heron (Literary Arts Magazine)

School Notes

  • ULS is an educational innovator. We strive to empower students who will lead and thrive in a global community. ULS students are continually challenged through a college preparatory design that raises the level of structure and rigor as they develop across academic divisions. On this inspiring campus, we live and breathe authentic learning through student-led research, work production and presentation. Student and teacher voices blend in harmony to bring learning and conversations to life. Here, you will find...
  • Personal Attention: ULS students thrive as a result of the individualized attention they receive from our attentive faculty. Students and teachers often build strong relationships that start in our classrooms and last long after graduation.
  • Character Building & Leadership: Team-building activities, leadership curriculum and service projects instill solid character traits that last a lifetime. Character through service is one of the Branches of the Pine, an ongoing focus for student development.
  • Integrated Learning: Students build upon their academic knowledge and are challenged to apply their understanding to new situations. Our curriculum integrates fine arts, foreign language, technology and physical education across all divisions.
  • Outdoor Experience: Our expansive 180-acre campus is the ultimate outdoor classroom. From forest studies and nature observation to tapping maple trees, students in all grade levels experience learning through nature. Learn more about our campus.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does University Lake School offer?

University Lake School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. University Lake School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for most sports offered.

What is University Lake School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for University Lake School?

The application deadline for University Lake School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 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.
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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.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 267 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Waukesha County, WI is $5,037 for elementary schools and $9,419 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Waukesha County, WI is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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