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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
2100 W Fairy Chasm Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Telephone
(414) 540-3320
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$27,922
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
22%
Average Financial Aid
From University School of Milwaukee

University School of Milwaukee is widely regarded as the finest preschool (age 3) through secondary school in the state and one of the top college preparatory schools in the nation. USM is a friendly and inclusive community where students, families, teachers, staff, and alumni all come together to create an outstanding environment for students to thrive in. Students become critical thinkers and problem solvers, and they acquire the character skills, confidence, and work ethic necessary to make good decisions, contribute to society, enjoy rewarding lives, and reach their full potential.

University School of Milwaukee Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
19 responses
Average ACT
30
112 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Prom (for all Upper School students!)
    26%
  • Senior Speeches
    23%
  • Senior-Freshman Siblings
    16%
  • Senior Retreat
    16%
  • Opening Day Ceremony
    10%
  • Common Trust
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,113
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $19,473
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B+
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $156,944
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,583
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $632,400
    National
    $184,700

    University School of Milwaukee Reviews

    77 reviews
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    My son recently finished prekindergarten at USM, and I cannot speak highly enough about the education he received. The growth and maturity he experienced over that first year was remarkable and was a joy for me and my husband to witness. Not only did he learn the fundamentals in letters and numbers, he learned how to be kind, patient, to try new things, to work through challenges, and to be confident.

    His teachers happily fostered his interests and applied their years of experience and knowledge of best-practices to his education. Not only are USM's teachers exceptional, the school's campus and facilities are unmatched, as well as its commitment to safety.

    I love how the school encourages meaningful collaborations between students of all ages, how it teaches and upholds the standards of its Common Trust, and how it supports and engages with parents. We were thrilled with the education our son received and look forward to continuing our USM journey!
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    My children have been at USM for five years now and love it. They have a great group of friends from many different parts of Milwaukee and I've formed a great network with the parents as well. My husband and I originally weren't sure about a private independent school (we were both public school growing up) but the difference really is noticeable. Sometimes friends ask why we pay when we could get school for free but I figure we're investing in their future. We want them to go to great colleges too but these are the really important, foundational years. I also like the school's approach to safety, both in the building and social-emotional. The teachers know my children so well they feel like part of the family and I really like that I can talk to them so openly about how they're progressing. I wouldn't choose anywhere else for them!
    USM is simply the best K-12 school in Wisconsin. As an employee, I see the interactions teachers have with their students, and it shows how much they care. The curriculum is innovative and flexible, allowing teachers to adapt while also maintaining the strong academic foundation that USM is known for.
    In my experience, USM is more diversity (in all ways) than other suburban Milwaukee schools, which is vital in creating a welcoming, understanding, and empathetic community.
    Academics are the priority, but the school has a strong history of athletic success. The school regularly wins state championships, which is impressive given that USM has a "no cut" policy, allowing all students to participate in athletics regardless of skill level or experience.
    I strongly believe in the quality of a USM education, and I can't wait for my children to be old enough to enroll at the school. I would highly recommend USM to anyone looking to give their child the best possible education and experience.