Welcome Parents

This section is designed especially for prospective parents and families that are considering a University School of Milwaukee education. We understand that parents and families are partners in a child’s education, and that choosing to send your child to USM is a major decision. Your support and participation will play a vitally important role in your child’s success at USM.

USM is widely regarded as the finest preprimary through secondary school in the state and one of the top college-preparatory schools in the country. Most families know about USM’s reputation for top academic achievement, but many parents also choose USM based on the comfortable and safe learning environment we offer for their children. The School’s unique blend of tradition and innovation results in every USM student receiving an unsurpassed education – and the key to that education is our world-class faculty and the personalized attention that they provide.

The faculty and administration also engage in a Parent-School Partnership with all parents. This partnership is based on the belief that USM must work together with parents in all aspects of School life for the benefit of each child. This partnership, shared with families before the start of each new school year, addresses:
  • Our collective philosophy 
  • The ongoing development of an environment for lifelong learning 
  • A right to privacy 
  • Clear and concise two-way communication 
  • Active participation in community life
  • A mutual respect

Parents' Association

Every USM parent is also a member of the Parents’ Association (PA), which exists to include parents in activities which support the School community. The PA offers parents a chance to get involved through volunteer and stewardship activities, as well as collaboration with the faculty and administration. Although participation is voluntary, most School parents are actively involved with the PA.
Prekindergarten (age 3) - Grade 12 • Independent • Coeducational
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