Head of School Steve Hancock smiles while standing outdoors.


Welcome to the University School of Milwaukee website. Here you will begin to discover all of the great things that make USM the finest preschool through secondary school in the greater Milwaukee area and in Wisconsin, and one of the top college-preparatory schools in the United States.

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. Our 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, and enjoy rewarding lives.

If you are a prospective parent or student, I invite you to find out why now is the right time to invest in a USM education. For our proud alumni, I hope these pages provide you with snapshot of all that is taking place at USM today and help you stay connected. And if you are a current parent or student, or a friend of the school, I ask you to help us continue to achieve our mission by spreading the word about the wonderful experiences and opportunities that USM offers.

Our world-class faculty offer our students the very best academic experience possible while teaching and challenging them to develop 21st-century skills that will carry them through their professional and personal futures. If you have not already visited our beautiful campus, I invite you to schedule a visit and tour and learn more about all that USM has to offer. And if you are already a part of our wonderful community, I thank you for your support!

With warmest regards,

Steve Hancock
Head of School

University School of Milwaukee cultivates excellence in learning, leadership, and citizenship for prekindergarten through 12th grade students. Students are engaged, known, and valued within our passionate independent school community guided by our Common Trust.