Amazing year for my kids. Excited about next year. Met the new Upper School Director, seems very strong! Administration is focused on the right things like hiring and retaining the best teachers. Warm, welcoming environment. The new head of school on the right track, knows my children. Not sure why anyone would send their kids anywhere else.
If you have high expectations, and you are considering this school, you should ask a LOT of questions and proceed with caution. The facilities are amazing, but the administration at all levels has been in a constant state of flux resulting in an utter lack of cohesiveness in the running school and the level of education provided. A few overbearing parents and tiger moms domineer the administration to the detriment of the school. Until the leadership at this school gets their act together, the school is simply not worth the money. We (and a number of other families) are leaving for this reason.Yes, there are a few wonderful teachers, but it feels to us like they are the exception and not the rule. The tension among faculty and administration is palpable. It's a shame. It really is a lovely campus and facility, but look closely, because that's just a shell. It's all very expensive sizzle and no steak.
As a parent and an educator, I could not be more pleased with the education that my children are receiving at University School. My sons are having the most fabulous high school experience as a result of instructors that really know how to captivate the minds of young adults and prepare them for college. The school's incredible sports and arts programs offer a multitude of choices for involvement. Students are also encouraged to join clubs promoting community service. We are most definitely very happy to be part of the USchool family!