University Lake School

University Lake School is an independent day school serving children 18 months 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 curriculum that integrates 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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 267 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,275
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / 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
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1956
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Art & Design, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Comp Sci A, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP Government, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP US History
Average SAT score
1290
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
28
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions Director
Kala Montoya

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
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

  • University Lake School (ULS) is an independent college preparatory school serving children 18 months through 12th grade in Lake Country, Wisconsin. One hundred percent of ULS graduates are accepted to competitive colleges and universities. University Lake School 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 an educational innovator empowering students to lead and thrive in a global community. 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 aboutour campus.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Molly Seidel '12 - Cross Country, Track & Field - Four-time NCAA Champion - Six-time ACC Champion - Bronze Medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
    • Sally Barkow ’98 - Sailing - Competed at the 2008 Olympics with Carrie Howe, Debbie Capozzi - US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year (2005, 2007) - US Sailing Olympic Team Coach and Performance Manager
    • Ben Holbrook ’92 - Rowing - Gold Medal Winner at the 1995 World Rowing Championships - Competed at the 2004 Olympics – Men’s Quadruple Sculls
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does University Lake School cost?
University Lake School's tuition is approximately $23,275 for private students.
Who are famous alumni from University Lake School?
University Lake School famous alumni include: Molly Seidel '12, Sally Barkow ’98 and Ben Holbrook ’92.
What sports does University Lake School offer?
University Lake School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, 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?
University Lake School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Wisconsin for: Highest average SAT score, Highest average ACT score, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for University Lake School?
The application deadline for University Lake School is Jan. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Love this school! ULS has a dynamic community and environment that together create a transformative learning experience. Superb teachers, individual attention, a sense of belonging, college guidance, and more. So many opportunities: trips, clubs, sports, theater, and arts. And don't forget Field Day! My child received a fantastic education and had fun doing it. Not just academics, but social/emotional development as well. Some of the best years of my life too.
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5  
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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5  
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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 267 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,275
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Waukesha County, WI is $8,142 for elementary schools and $18,991 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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