University School is a boys' school by design  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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 824 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,300
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1890
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
824 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
University School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
125 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
84%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
Average SAT score
1380
Average ACT score
30
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$12,000
Endowment Size
$76 million

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School Notes

  • University School is a boys' school by design. 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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20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

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2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216-831-2200
Profile last updated: 02/09/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 824 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,300
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Cuyahoga County, OH is $8,572 for elementary schools and $15,428 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cuyahoga County, OH is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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