The University School

We see YOU thriving

The University School is a private, gender-inclusive high school serving grades nine through twelve. Our school is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and our teachers hold teaching certificates for the state of Pennsylvania. The school’s total enrollment is approximately 40 students with class sizes averaging between one and four. Our school was founded in 1911 by Dr. Hensch, who believed that all students had the potential to learn and succeed. Located in the vibrant Shadyside neighborhood, our school is located in a historic mansion just a few minutes away from the shops of Shadyside.

Teacher/Student Ratio

Teacher-to-student ratio 1:4

College Placement

98% college placement record

Grades 9-12

As well as post-graduate opportunities and summer programs

Rolling Admissions

Enroll when it makes sense for YOU

“All the superlatives I can think of are applicable to The University School! My child has experienced many different school settings in the past—public, private, and religious—and there is no doubt that The University School is the best. Other school personnel may say that they consider the individual child’s needs, but The University School actually implements flexible and creative strategies to help a child be successful. The teachers and administrators are excellent, and the small class sizes would make Plato proud (he theorized that the best group size for learning was 4-7 people). The University School is an incredible asset to the Pittsburgh region!” —Parent