Founded in 1982, University School is a full school program for gifted students from age three through eighth grade. The school provides an emotionally supportive and intellectually challenging learning environment that rewards both creativity and socially responsible behavior. We believe a person learns best in a supportive, but kindly firm, atmosphere where he or she is actively involved and has some control over what occurs. We know that each student is an individual, and therefore, we do not expect uniform educational results.

Flexible pacing is provided for all children at our school. One of the most widely used methods is open-ended materials and activities. The other is grouping of students according to specific academic skills. Our low pupil-teacher ratio, approximately 200 students and 35 teachers, allows us to provide a great deal of individual attention to children.