Admission

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 we are happy to welcome shadow guests on any school day that works for them, the following dates are ideal for a visit to University High School:

  • September 3, 9, 13, 16, 23, 27
  • October 4, 7, 8, 10, 17, 18, 21, 25, 28
  • November 1, 2, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 26
  • December 2, 6, 9, 13
  • January 30, 31
  • February 3, 7, 10, 21, 24, 28
  • March 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 30
  • April 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
  • May 4, 8, 11,15, 18, 19, 20

For shadow visits on Mondays, students should arrive at 9:00 a.m., and the visit ends at 3:15 p.m. For shadow visits on Tuesdays through Fridays, student should arrive at 8:15 a.m., and the visit ends at 3:15 p.m.  

Learn more about the shadow visit or schedule a visit by contacting Nancy Webster at nwebster@universityhighschool.org 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 2019-20.

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.

Pre-Registration Now Open for Oct. 6 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. We hope you will join us!

2019-20 Open Houses at University High School

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2-4 p.m. Register now
  • Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 1, 2020, 2-4 p.m.

In addition to these open house opportunities, families are also welcome to schedule a personalized tour with our admission department. Contact Nancy Webster at nwebster@universityhighschool.org to set up a visit. 

Wonder what University High School is really like? Prospective Parent Breakfasts give a glimpse at the school in action on a typical day. They are the best way for parents to see what life is really like for student at University.

Prospective Parent Breakfasts start with a continental breakfast and a brief presentation by Head of School Chuck Webster. Then guests have time to sit in on classes, talk with current University parents, and visit our daily community meeting.

2019-20 University High School Prospective Parent Breakfast

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m. 

With questions about the Prospective Parent Breakfast, please contact Taylor Newell, director of admission, at 317-733-4475, ext. 421 or tnewell@universityhighschool.org.

Prospective Family Dinners are a great opportunity for the whole family to learn a little more about University High School than an Open House typically provides.

These events begin with dinner and remarks from Head of School Chuck Webster. Guests will often hear from University High School alumni and visit with University High School students and parents. And then guests can visit breakout sessions to learn even more. 

2019-20 University High School Prospective Family Dinners

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6-8 p.m. Get Your Questions Answered
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6-8 p.m. Get an Inside Look at January Term

With questions about the Prospective Family Dinner, please contact Taylor Newell, director of admission, at 317-733-4475, ext. 421 or tnewell@universityhighschool.org.