University School

  • University School is a boys' school by design, not by accident.
  • We believe boys thrive in an environment that understands how they learn best and responds accordingly with a developmentally appropriate curriculum and school culture.
  • The US faculty and staff understand, appreciate and celebrate the uniqueness of boys.
  • We are committed to developing decent and kind young men as well as capable scholars.
  • Throughout his years at US, each boy learns to take responsibility for himself, his classmates and the school. Even the youngest boys take turns setting the lunch table and clearing the family-style meal.
  • Older boys accept responsibility for maintaining the school and its grounds.
  • Our goal is to nurture young men as skilled in service as in leadership, who are both creative problem-solvers and compassionate human beings.

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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)
International Boys' Schools Coalition
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1890
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students824 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade University School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$32,300
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$12,000
Endowment Size$76 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldWrestling,

School Notes

  • University School is a boys' school by design, not by accident. We believe boys thrive in an environment that understands how they learn best and responds accordingly with a developmentally appropriate curriculum and school culture. The US faculty and staff understand, appreciate and celebrate the uniqueness of boys. We are committed to developing decent and kind young men as well as capable scholars. Throughout his years at US, each boy learns to take responsibility for himself, his classmates and the school. Even the youngest boys take turns setting the lunch table and clearing the family-style meal. Older boys accept responsibility for maintaining the school and its grounds. Our goal is to nurture young men as skilled in service as in leadership, who are both creative problem-solvers and compassionate human beings.
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Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
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Phone: 216-321-8260

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2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
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Phone: 216-831-2200
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