Founded: 1963 (opened for 1964-65 school year)
Campus acreage: 120
School colors: blue and goldOur Students
1,091 total students (2019-20 opening day enrollment)
Preschool and Lower School (prekindergarten through grade 4): 350
Middle School (grades 5 through 8): 320
Upper School (grades 9 through 12): 421Where 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: 115
Part-time faculty members: 11
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Faculty with a Master’s Degree or higher: 71%
Average teaching experience: 19.4 years
Gender balance: 70% female, 30% male
Advanced Placement (AP) courses Offered in 2019–20: 19
Two-year school-wide AP test pass rate: 83%
Foreign languages offered: French, Spanish, Latin (Upper School only), Mandarin Chinese (Upper School only)
National Merit Finalists in past 10 years: 86
National Intel ISEF Science Fair award winners in past 10 years: 16
Class of 2019
Average ACT score: 29.3 (36-point scale, superscore)
Average SAT score: 1320 (1600-point 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: 11
Upper School athletic programs: 24
Number of state championships in past 10 years: 36
More than 85% 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 30 hours of service work before graduation.
Visual and Performing Arts
Participation in the arts begins in prekindergarten and continues through grade 12.
Arts facilities: four art studios; ceramics studio; dance studio; rooms for band, orchestra, world drumming, and chorus; 493-seat theatre. Six drama productions (plays, musicals, and one-act performances) each year: three Middle School and three Upper School.
Number of Scholastic Art & Writing Gold and Silver Key Awards in past 10 years: 98
Finances and Financial Aid
School Endowment: more than $80 million (as of June 2019)
Financial aid is available for families with students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Total financial aid awarded for 2019-20 school year: $2.9 million
Students receiving need-based aid (2019-20): 24%
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)