University Lake School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1956
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students267 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade University Lake School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score27
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPreprimary 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 DirectorAngie Wenger


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Laker Service Club, Math Olympiad, Math Team, Student Government, Trig-Star Contest

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

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.

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  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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The average private school tuition in Wisconsin is $3,445 for elementary schools and $8,503 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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