Visit University High School

Spending time at University High School is the best way to see all the school has to offer. We have several opportunities each year for prospective parents and students to visit our campus, see our teachers in action, experience our welcoming community, and get their questions answered.

Open Houses provide a great introduction to University High School and are an ideal first step of the high school search. Prospective Family Dinners offer a more in-depth look at University for middle school and transfer families. And the shadow day is the ultimate visit experience for students. We encourage prospective families to take advantage of as many of these opportunities as possible.

Shadow Visit for Students

One important part of the admission process at University High School is the shadow visit. Students in grades 7-12 spend a day at University attending classes, community meeting, and lunch with a host student who has similar interests.

While students are welcome to shadow any day we are in session, the following dates in 2017 are preferred (due to all seven class periods meeting on these days):

  • October 2, 9, 10, 11, 17, 23, 27, 30
  • November 6, 13, 17, 20, 21, 27
  • December 1, 4, 8, 11, 15

Learn more about the shadow visit or schedule a visit by contacting Nancy Webster at or 317-733-4475, ext. 102.

Upcoming Admission Events for Families

In addition to the student’s shadow visit, we encourage your family to attend a University High School Open House as well as a Prospective Family Dinner. View details of these events below.

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At a University High School Open House, prospective students and their families get a personalized tour of the school from one of our current students and/or parents.

Guests also have the opportunity to attend information sessions about University’s one-of-a-kind mentoring program, college counseling program, January Term, one-to-one laptop program, and culture, mission, and educational philosophy. Financial aid information is also available at these events.

2017-18 University High School Open Houses

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2-4 p.m. Register online.
  • Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2-4 p.m.

We welcome visitors of any grade level at our Open Houses.

Prospective Family Dinners

University High School’s Prospective Family Dinners are designed for families who may not be able to attend events during the day but who want to take a closer look at our school. Each event for 2017-18 has a particular focus, so families may choose which ones are of interest to them.

Thursday, November 16 — Get Your Questions Answered

What opportunities are there for University High School students outside of class?
How exactly does University High School prepare students for college?
Why is a University High School education worth it?

There is a lot to consider when choosing a high school for your student, and you probably have questions about University High School. The Prospective Family Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. is designed to answer the most common questions we hear from families during the admission process.

At this dinner, which is open to parents and students of all ages, we’ll have some honest conversations about what your family can really expect to find at University High School. Students, parents, and faculty members will answer the three main questions listed above — as well as any questions you want to ask.

Register to attend this Prospective Family Dinner by contacting Taylor Newell, director of admission, at at 317-733-4475, ext. 421 or at

Wednesday, January 31 — Get a Glimpse at January Term

No one does January quite like University High School. For the first three weeks of the year, UHS students take a break from their usual classes and dive into a single course, from interior design to the history of hip-hop, through our January Term program.

Get an inside look at January Term at the J-Term Prospective Family Dinner on Wednesday, July 31 from 6-8 p.m. You’ll learn about this year’s classes, discover what excites teachers most, and hear from alumni about the long-term value of J-Term.

Register to attend the Jan. 31 Prospective Family Dinner by contacting Taylor Newell, director of admission, at 317-733-4475, ext. 421 or