ULS was founded by a group of Lake Country parents devoted to the cause of superior education. But, the genesis of the idea came nearly a decade earlier.
Waukesha County offered no nursery or kindergarten programs, so a handful of parents launched one of the area’s first nursery schools. When these parents found overcrowding and academic programs geared less toward college and more toward the needs of a rural population in their public schools, they drew on their successful experience to found an advanced co-ed, college-preparatory, independent middle and high school.
On September 15, 1958, University Lake School opened in temporary quarters with 45 students in grades seven through 10. At the end of the first school year, students moved into their present and permanent home on Nagawicka Road in Hartland. As word of the school’s academic rigors and success spread, demand grew and ULS expanded to include all grades from pre-K to 12.
Today, our legacy and rich traditions continue to be celebrated by our community, with new families standing side-by-side with founding families to support the ULS mission to deliver an incomparable education.
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