Current Community Events

Join us Feb. 15 or 22 for a free college planning program with our own college counselor, Joe Niemczyk. This program is for parents who have children of all ages. High school students are welcome to attend with their parents.

Register now.

Free Community Movie Nights hosted at University Lake School presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, January 19. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

The ULS Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 1 – 6 p.m. in the Green Room.

Reserve a time slot today!

ULS presents the rockin’ musical, “Bye Bye Birdie.” Performances will be on Feb. 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24.

Order tickets today.

Join us Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., for our Preprimary Open House. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Personal Tours are also available any time.  Contact Deb Smith, Director of Admissions at (262) 367-6011 x 1455 or deb.smith@universitylake.org to schedule a tour.

Laker Playgroup is now available for winter and spring sessions. Laker Playgroup is a fun, educational playgroup facilitated by the same master educators who teach at ULS. Activities include art, music, Spanish and nature exploration. For children ages 18 months to 3 years.

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Current Community Events

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PERSONALIZED COLLEGE PLACEMENT

  • 100% College Acceptance Rate

  • 255 hours spent with ULS College Counselor

  • The Class of 2017 secured over $6.4 million dollars in academic scholarships, an average of $214,565 per student.

Above all else, University Lake School is a college preparatory school. Our college placement program is personalized for every student and their family. A student’s college selection is an individualized choice, and ULS strives to find the optimal school for each of our students based on a variety of student-centered factors. The college selection process is not diluted to arbitrary school rankings. Instead, our college guidance counselor works diligently to help your child find the “best fit” college placement by spending an average of 255 contact hours with each student during their Upper School experience.

ONE-ON-ONE COLLEGE COUNSELING

Voted 2007 Wisconsin College Counselor of the Year, Mr. Michael Dolan has been leading the ULS College Placement Program for 25 years. He has personally visited over 500 colleges and universities across the continental United States. Mr. Dolan is extremely passionate and dedicated to helping every student earn acceptance to a college where they will succeed and be challenged.

ULS is expanding our College Counseling Program for the 2016-17 school year with the addition of Mr. Joseph Niemczyk. Mr. Niemczyk holds a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Marquette University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Carroll University. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Niemczyk as our newest college counselor.

Milestones for ULS College Placement

9th Grade

  • Introduction to high school transcript and resume
  • Write a letter of advice to yourself as a college freshman

10th Grade

  • Critically review 9th grade academic record
  • Preview and goal set for 10th grade year
  • Review Covey’s key concepts of The Highly Effective Teen
  • Speak to college admissions counselors onsite at ULS
  • Participate in October ACT practice test
  • Attend ULS college breakfast with parents in February
  • Analyze performance of first half of high school career and establish benchmarks and goals for second half

11th Grade

  • Attend local college fairs and speak with the many college admissions counselors who frequently visit ULS
  • Practice test prep strategies
  • Take the PSAT in October
  • Attend the ULS college breakfast with parents in February
  • Complete a college planning self-audit
  • Investigate the inner workings of several college admissions offices
  • Generate a college comparison spreadsheet
  • Gather and organize resume items
  • Contract for faculty college recommendations
  • Establish short- and long-range plans for summer college search
  • Brainstorm and organize ideas for the application essay
  • Attend college essay-writing workshop in June

12th Grade

  • Attend local college fairs and speak with the many college admissions counselors who frequently visit ULS
  • Establish a timeline for the college application process
  • Generate a college short-list
  • Create a resume
  • Draft final copies of college application and scholarship essays
  • Examine financial aid opportunities and procedures
  • Discuss the final college choice process
  • Identify and review college transition and survival skills

 

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