Founded: 1963 (opened for 1964-65 school year)
Campus acreage: 120
School colors: blue and goldOur Students
1,113 total students (2018-19 opening day enrollment)
Preschool and Lower School (prekindergarten through grade 4): 355
Middle School (grades 5 through 8): 330
Upper School (grades 9 through 12): 428Where they live:
Milwaukee County: 51%
Ozaukee County: 41%
Washington County: 1.5%
Waukesha County: 6%
Laura Fuller, Head of School
Gregg Bach, Assistant Head of School
Michael Tauscher, Head of Preschool and Lower School
Elaine Griffin, Head of Middle School
Stuart Cushman, Head of Upper School
Full-time faculty members: 109
Part-time faculty members: 7
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Faculty with a Master’s Degree or higher: 69%
Average teaching experience: 19 years
Gender balance: 68.5% female, 31.5% male
Advanced Placement (AP) courses Offered in 2018–19: 19
Two-year school-wide AP test pass rate: 84%
Foreign languages offered: French, Spanish, Latin (Upper School only), Mandarin Chinese (Upper School only)
Class of 2019
Average ACT score: 29.2 (36 scale, superscore)
Average SAT score: 1320 (1600 scale)
National Merit Finalists: 5
Cum Laude Society inductees: 21
Percent of class attending first- or second-choice school: 87%
College matriculation: 98% (additional 2% athletic commitments/anticipated college acceptances)
Middle School athletic programs: 10
Upper School athletic programs: 21
Number of state championships in past 10 years: 32
More than 90% of Upper School students play at least one sport.
USM has a no-cut athletic policy.
Students in all grade levels participate in community service.
Upper School students must complete 60 hours of service work before graduation.
Participation in the fine arts begins in prekindergarten and continues through grade 12.
Fine arts facilities: 4 art studios; ceramics studio; dance studio; rooms for band, orchestra, world drumming, and chorus; 493-seat theatre. Five drama productions each year: two Middle School and three Upper School.
Finances and Financial Aid
School Endowment: more than $75 million (as of June 2018)
Financial aid is available for families with students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Total financial aid awarded for 2017-18 school year: $3.2 million
Students receiving need-based aid (2017-18): 22%
Accreditations and Memberships
More than 5,600 alumni in nearly all 50 states and more than 30 countries.
USM is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)