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University School Overview

University School is a place where each boy is inspired and empowered to let his true self thrive. With the freedom to explore, create, compete, and play, boys of all dispositions build on their personal strengths, harness their natural talents, and blaze their own paths to excellence with joy, confidence, and integrity.

University School teachers are masters of their discipline and inspire and mentor students with integrity and compassion. The faculty is accomplished, 86% have master’s degrees or higher, including 12 Ph.Ds., three J.D.s, and one M.D. They understand how boys develop and learn, providing a structured yet supportive environment in which each boy can build confidence and discover and develop his own ideas and talents.

As an all-boys’ school, the faculty focus with intention on learning that addresses not only how to excel academically but also how to grow into a young man of integrity and empathy. Making friends and connecting with adult mentors, boys develop both empathy and respect for others, and appreciation of self, and an evolved understanding of what it means to be a man in the 21st century.

Purpose
University School, an independent day school located in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, is home to 870 boys in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Our dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence. University School inspires boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve.
Vision
Motto: Responsibility, Loyalty, Consideration
Mission
OUR MISSION
University School inspires boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Our dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence. University School is a diverse and inclusive community where each boy is known and loved.

OUR MOTTO
Responsibility, Loyalty, Consideration
Additional Culture Details
With the changing world they will enter as adults, our current students will be asked to continue learning throughout their careers, to work imaginatively and critically with emerging technologies, and to bring a global perspective to local and national questions. Our academic curriculum is rich in the liberal arts and complemented with course work and experiential programs that prepare students to thrive and contribute to the global community. These programs focus on leadership and teamwork, and includes travel opportunities, world language, and cultural studies in all grades. An expanded computer science program includes coursework in virtual reality at the upper school level, with work by faculty to incorporate the technology in middle school courses and in the primary school’s design lab. In addition to AP and post-AP courses, independent research options are available in all disciplines through fellowship programs and internships beginning in the middle school.
Headquarters
Shaker Heights, OH
Employees
239 US Employees
Industry
Education - Primary / Secondary School
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