Great minds are shaped by more than just academics. We strive to bring out each child’s individual brilliance through immersive experiences that develop self-awareness, interpersonal skills, initiative, perseverance, enthusiasm for service and an appreciation for the fine arts.
Brilliance Beyond the Books
Here at ULS, we exist to bring out each student’s individual brilliance. While a rigorous academic platform is our foundation, just as important are the immersive experiences we offer our students in theatre, fine arts, athletics, service and more. It is the culmination of these experiences that shape the minds and hearts of our young people, giving them self-awareness, enthusiasm for civic involvement, healthy and effective interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative and perseverance in achieving personal goals and an appreciation for the arts, athletics and humanities.
A Tradition of Teams: Hawks & Eagles
One of the most cherished ULS traditions is to assign each student and faculty member to either the Hawks Team or the Eagles Team. All family members are on the same team and, once you are on a team, that is your team for life. Throughout the school year, there are a variety of competitions between these two teams, including field days and fundraisers. This good-spirited and friendly competition is a great way for all ULS students to cultivate teamwork skills and positive sportsmanship.
ULS offers a variety of after-school enrichment opportunities. Past offerings have included guitar, rock climbing, choir, digital photography, creative writing, yoga, dance, Lego-teknologies, chess and service clubs.
Homecoming, concerts, auctions and parent parties — you don’t want to miss a thing!
Faculty welcomes new and returning students to school every year with a wonderful community event prior to the first day of school. This event gives students a chance to see their new classroom, say hello to teachers and connect with friends for a great beginning to the year.
Homecoming week, held the first week of October, is a school-wide event that includes Fall Field Day and special activities each day. The week ends with an all-school Homecoming parade through the streets of downtown Delafield. After the parade, students and parents return to campus to cheer for our fall sports teams, share a community dinner hosted by the Booster Club and enjoy a bonfire.
ULS concerts are held twice a year in the Treiber Theater. The winter concerts are traditionally held in early December and the spring concerts in late April or early May. Each concert celebrates the musical accomplishments of our students.
Parents from grade or division levels host parties throughout the school year. These informal social gatherings provide parents with a great opportunity to connect with one another.
Each year, student artists host a public exhibit in the Thekla P. Brumder Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery Night is an evening reception showcasing and celebrating the visual arts accomplishments of our students.
The Theatre Department produces two major shows annually. In the fall, students perform a dramatic play. The school musical is performed in the winter. Performances have included: “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Les Miserables,” “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Bloody Murder” and “Bye Bye Birdie.”
The Spring Auction is a capstone fundraising event held annually. Past venues include the ULS Michels Campus Green and the Chenequa Country Club. In addition to celebrating what makes ULS special, attendees have the opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items.
Students spend the day outdoors engaged in a variety of games and activities, competing on the Hawks and Eagles teams. Winter activities (weather permitting) include snow football, ice skating, sled races and snowshoeing. Spring activities include the all-school relay and tug-of-war, closing the day with a community picnic at the athletic pavilion.