University School of Milwaukee’s Upper School, serving students in grades nine through twelve, prepares students for success, both in college and beyond. The Upper School curriculum
features a comprehensive and challenging academic program which is supported by innovative learning activities and state-of-the-art technology. Through our advising program and four-year College Guidance Program
, USM offers a well-rounded, personalized secondary education for each of our students. At the time of graduation, each student will embody the characteristics outlined in our Portrait of a USM Graduate
Our faculty and staff provide the learning and life experiences students need to become responsible and productive adults, and our Common Trust
helps them face new challenges in an environment of support and mutual respect.
Small class sizes, led by outstanding teachers have a powerful influence, shaping academic enthusiasm, developing intellect, broadening interests, and expanding friendships. Many classes are seminar-style roundtable discussions that encourage everyone to participate in the analysis and synthesis of ideas and information.
A significant percentage of our Upper School students choose from a wide variety of Advanced Placement
courses. In addition to their academic pursuits, all students are encouraged to take an active role in school government, athletic competitions, artistic performance, and community service. Student life is enriched by many other opportunities, including our House Program
. Both formal and informal leadership opportunities are woven into all aspects of daily school life.