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:
September — 4, 11, 17, 24, 28
October — 1, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 19, 22, 26, 29
November — 2, 5, 12, 16, 19, 20, 26, 30
December — 3, 7, 10, 14
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:
Open Houses at University High School
Whether 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, Sept. 30, 2018, 2-4 p.m. Register now!
- Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, 2-4 p.m.
- Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
Now offering pre-registration for the Sept. 30 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!
Prospective Parent Breakfast
Prospective Parent Breakfasts are the best way for parents to see what life is really like for students at University High School.
At a Prospective Parent Breakfast, guests start the morning with breakfast and a brief presentation by Head of School Chuck Webster. Then guests will hear from students, sit in on classes, attend community meeting, and talk with University parents.
2018 Prospective Parent Breakfast
- Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Prospective Family Dinners
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 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 Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m.
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 from University High School. Students, parents, and faculty members will answer the three main questions listed above — as well as any questions you may have!
Mark your calendar for a special January Term Prospective Family Dinner! This special dinner provides prospective families with the closest look at what our unique three-week January Term is all about. This year’s J-Term dinner will be Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, from 6-8 p.m.