About The University School

A rich history with a new approach to education.

Welcome to The University School! Our school has a rich history, dating back to 1911, and thrives on our founder’s belief that every student can learn in an environment that embraces individual learning styles and a small student to teacher ratio. We are committed to delivering an integrated, yet individualized, educational experience that prepares our students for post-secondary education.

Located in Shadyside, Pennsylvania, The University School offers students throughout the region a unique private school experience. Our school building looks like a historic landmark and our classrooms are not littered with typical school desks. Our class sizes are small with an average of 1:4 teacher-student ratio. Our classes start at 9:00 a.m. and students are dismissed at 3:00 pm, adhering to current research on adolescent development.

We encourage you to explore our website and contact us to learn more about The University School.


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


Flexible Enrollment

We will work with students to support enrollment needs