Current Community Events

Join us Feb. 15 or Feb. 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.

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

Order tickets today.

Free Community Movie Nights hosted at University Lake School presents “Up,” on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m.

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

Registration is open for the Performing Arts Summer Series, “A Musical Theatre Review.” Classes begin June 18 and a final performance will be held Friday, July 27.

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

Laker Playgroup is available for spring session. 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.

Click here to learn more and register.



Current Community Events

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Admissions Philosophy

Student candidates must demonstrate strong academic potential and appropriate social/behavioral skills, while their parents must demonstrate a strong commitment to educational excellence and the unique approach to learning offered by our school.

We make a concerted effort to enroll a diverse student body, with the intent to prepare students for college and life. University Lake School welcomes qualified students without regard to race, ethnic origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation or financial need.

Admission Process

All applicants must complete the following before the Admissions Committee can make a consideration of acceptance:

  • Completed admission application and $50 application fee
  • Student shadow visit
  • Transcript request from current school
  • Teacher recommendation(s):
    • Preprimary, if they have had classroom experience
    • 1st – 4th One recommendation required
    • 5th – 12th Two recommendations required
  • Writing Sample, 5th – 12th grade students
  • Admission testing, if applicable


At ULS, students may enroll year-round.

We have a rolling admissions policy and process applications as we receive them. Materials are available from the admissions office, or can be downloaded and printed below.

Age Guidelines

Minimum age guidelines for admission:

Prior to September 15th:

  • Students entering JK3 should be three years old
  • Students entering JK4 should be four years old
  • Students entering SK should be five years old

Meet Our Admissions Director

A part of ULS for the past 15 years, Deb Smith is a one-woman welcome wagon. Maybe it’s her warm personality, the level of attention she showers on those she works with, or the fact that, as the parent of a ULS alum, she understands the concerns parents face, but both parents and students stay in touch with Deb long after graduation.   

Deb is most likely the first to greet you when you enter our campus. With almost 20 years of experience in admissions and school management, she can answer—or find the answer—to any question thrown her way.

0099 Debra SmithWelcome to University Lake School! I look forward to getting to know you, and your child, and answering your questions about the amazing opportunities afforded to your child at ULS. We welcome inquiries throughout the year. Please stop by, call, email or contact me to schedule a personalized tour or request an inquiry packet.
Deb Smith

Contact Deb at 262-367-6011 x 1455 /


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International Program

ULS attracts students from all over the world.  Students from China, Korea, Germany, Chile, Spain and Italy are attending or have recently attended ULS. International students bring a rich diversity to our campus and help bring depth to the education of our local students with new perspectives and insights. We work with a variety of agencies to enroll international students, including:

Wisconsin International Academy (WIA) — a Total-Care™ residential program for international students enrolled at private and parochial high schools in the metro Milwaukee area that helps students prepare for admission to competitive colleges and universities in America and beyond.

Total-Care™ dormitory and home-stay services include local parenting, meals, lodging, transportation, leadership development, college application preparation and community service. WIA provides English language teachers and tutors for students in each of the partner schools. WIA is headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about WIA Total-Care program, please contact them at

American Homestay Services & Education Programs for International Students (AHLI) — a leading provider of American homestay and education programs for international students.  They are committed to helping students succeed by placing them in the right schools and in the best academic or cultural programs.

International Experience (IE) — providers of a personalized, relationship-focused platform in which international students, their host families, and their host communities connect, relate and explore both the differences that define us as well as the similarities that unite us.  IE provides opportunities for meaningful cultural exchange, helping to create a world where cultural diversity is valued and celebrated.

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