No Matter How You Learn, We Have a Place for You.

Our daughter thrives in the small classroom setting. She responds well to the differentiated instruction and caring staff. Our daughter enjoys going to school and is back to believing that learning is enjoyable.

The University School has educated hundreds of students since 1911. John B. Hench founded our school to prepare young men and women who love to learn and benefit from learning in a nontraditional classroom environment.

We continue to embrace Mr. Hench’s guiding principle for education: Not every student learns the same.

The University School offers students a community of learning where positive relationships and a small teacher to student ratio unlock the academic potential in every student.

I love The University School. The 1:1 instruction makes learning fun again.

Mason, Class of 2018

My self-esteem was low and learning was difficult. My experience at The University School helped me to believe in myself and excel in the classroom. I am now completing my Doctorate in Stem Cell research at The University of California.

Brian, Class of 2009

Teacher-to-student ratio of 1:4

College preparatory high school licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Maximum enrollment of 40 students

98% College Placement Record

Our teachers hold advanced degrees and are certified by the PA Department of Education


ACT/SAT Preparation

Monthly Community Service Opportunities


Accelerated Summer School Options

Post-Graduate Year Available