The USM Advantage

Is there a more valuable gift you can give your child than the gift of a great education?

When your family visits University School of Milwaukee for the first time, you will realize—like so many families before you—why USM is such an incredible school. We offer what is hands-down the best education in Wisconsin, and among the finest in the country, for students of all ages. Parents like you, who don’t ever settle for “good enough” for their children, want a great education. Families who have chosen USM have made the decision that an investment in their child’s education is the best investment they can make in that child’s future.

Our students not only succeed, they thrive, because we have the very best teachers and staff who work hard to create the most supportive community your child could ever be part of. Students accept the academic challenges put to them because they are provided the tools, resources, and support they need for a life of success. When they leave for college, they are also passionate self-advocates with strong values and beliefs, and some of the finest learners, leaders, and citizens in the country.

Is USM worth it for your child? Once you learn more about what makes this school so special, you’ll understand the value of a USM education, and the only question you’ll be asking is, can I afford not to give my child the best education possible?

Discover USM's Unique Programs and Opportunities

Academic Resource Center

A young students smiles while receiving individual instruction from his teacher.


The girls tennis team celebrates winning the state championship.

College Guidance

The Class of 2023 posing in their college t-shirts.

Community Speaker Events

A visiting author speaks to a group of Preschool students.

Cross-Divisional Learning

An Upper School student smiles as he colors with his Preschool buddy.


Students eat lunch in the Upper School Commons.

Educational Technology

A group of girls watch their robot drive across a track.


A student sits at his computer while competing in an esports competition.

Ethical Leadership

Two Upper School students sit with their kindergarten buddy at the opening day ceremony.

Fine Arts

A young girl learns to play the tuba.

Global Scholars

Two students collaborate during the Global Scholars Crisis Simulation.

House Program

Students in Academy House smile while hoisting the House Cup.

Internship and Shadowing

A student receives input from an internship and shadowing mentor.


Preschool students play with a puppet in the library.


Students collaborate as they build a robot in the Lubar Center.


The school nurses pose for a photo.

Outdoor Education

Preschool students explore the pond in their outdoor classroom.

Professional Residency Program

Atia Abawi smiles while talking to an Upper School English class.


The Upper School robotics team poses for a photo before a competition.


The USM security officers pose for a photo.

Senior Presentations

A student delivers her senior presentation in the theatre.

Service Learning

A student smiles next to a large pile of food donations she collected from the school.

Tower Project

A Lower School student smiles while holding a molecular model during his Tower Project presentation.

Transcript Distinctions

Two students share a laugh while walking into the Commencement ceremony.


Students step off the school bus in the morning.

World Languages

A student writes in Spanish on a white board while her classmates look on.