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 welcoming host student.

While shadow guests are welcome any day University High School is in session, here are some preferred shadow visit dates for fall 2018:

January — 30, 31
February — 4, 8, 11, 22, 25
March — 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25
April — 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
May–  1, 6, 10, 13, 20, 21, 22, 23

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 Parent Breakfast or Prospective Family Dinner. Please mark your calendar for these admission events in 2018-19:

Prospective Family Dinners

What opportunities are there for University High School students outside of class?
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Why is a University High School education worth it?

There is a lot to consider when choosing a high school for your student, and we know you may still have questions about University High School. That’s why we’d like to invite you to a special Prospective Family J-Term Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. 

January Term, or J-Term, is one of the most exciting parts of the University curriculum: students choose a single course to study intensively for three weeks, giving students an unparalleled opportunity to prioritize depth over breadth. J-Term classes have studied everything from hip-hop to just war theory and have travelled everywhere from Austria to Peru. 

If you want to know more, mark your calendars! This special dinner provides prospective families with the closest look at what our unique three-week January Term is all about.


Open Houses at University High School

Open HouseWhether you are just beginning your high school search or have narrowed down your list, we hope you will stop by a University High School Open House.

Open Houses are the perfect opportunity to tour our campus, meet our teachers, and get a feel for what life is really like as a Trailblazer.

2018-19 Open Houses

  • Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2-4 p.m.

Now offering pre-registration for the March 3 Open House! Guests who pre-register can skip the check-in line and spend more time touring campus, meeting our teachers and students, and getting your questions answered. Of course, walk-ins are always welcome, too!