USM at a Glance

University School of Milwaukee is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school that educates students in prekindergarten (age 3) through grade 12.
Our School
Founded: 1963 (opened for 1964-65 school year)
Campus acreage: 120
School colors: blue and gold

Our Students
1,113 total students (2018-19 opening day enrollment)
        Preschool and Lower School (prekindergarten through grade 4): 354
        Middle School (grades 5 through 8): 330
        Upper School (grades 9 through 12): 429

Where they live:   
Milwaukee County: 51%    
Ozaukee County: 41%
Washington County: 1.5%
Waukesha County: 6%       
Other: 0.5%

School Leadership
Laura Fuller, Head of School
Gregg Bach, Assistant Head of School
Michael Tauscher, Head of Preschool and Lower School
Pamela Nosbusch, Head of Middle School
Stuart Cushman, Head of Upper School

Our Faculty

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: 23
Two-year school-wide AP test pass rate: 86% 
Foreign languages offered: French, Spanish, Latin (Upper School only), Mandarin Chinese (Upper School only)

Class of 2018
Average ACT score: 28.7 (36 scale)
Average SAT score: 1355 (1600 scale)
National Merit Finalists: 4
Cum Laude Society inductees: 20
Percent of class attending first- or second-choice school: 87%
College matriculation: 100%

Nickname: Wildcats
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.
Community Service
Students in all grade levels participate in community service.
Upper School students must complete 60 hours of service work before graduation.
Fine Arts
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%
More than 5,500 alumni in nearly all 50 states and more than 30 countries.

Accreditations and Memberships
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).

The Common Trust

The Common Trust, the basic philosophy of community behavior at University School, is expressed in this pledge: "We, the members of the University School community, accept the Common Trust:  We agree to relate to one another and the School with respect, trust, honesty, fairness, and kindness."
Prekindergarten (age 3) - Grade 12 • Independent • Coeducational
© 2018 University School of Milwaukee
2100 West Fairy Chasm Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217 • 414-352-6000