University School of Milwaukee

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University School of Milwaukee
Address
2100 West Fairy Chasm Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Information
Type Private, Day
Motto E Tribus Una
(From Three, One)
Religious affiliation(s) none
Established 1851
Enrollment 1,066 total
Average class size 15 students
Student to teacher ratio 9:1
Campus Suburban, 125 acres
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Athletics 17 sports
Mascot Willy, the Wildcat
Average SAT scores 645 verbal
649 math (mean)
Average ACT scores 28
Website

The University School of Milwaukee (USM) is a private pre-kindergarten through secondary preparatory school located on 123 acres (0.50 km2) in River Hills and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was founded as the German-English Academy.

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1851 as the German-English Academy by a group of Milwaukee German Americans that included educationist Peter Engelmann and hardware wholesaler William Frankfurth. The Academy offered classes that taught the German language and literature, as well as English. In 1891, the academy moved to the German-English Academy Building in downtown Milwaukee. The institution changed its name in 1917 to Milwaukee University School because of anti-German prejudice that occurred during World War I.

In 1964, the Milwaukee University School, the Milwaukee Country Day School and Milwaukee-Downer Seminary merged to become the University School of Milwaukee.[1]

Athletics[edit]

The school's athletic teams follow a no-cut athletic policy, which allows every student to participate in any sport. The athletic program begins in fifth grade, when students become eligible for a number of teams, including basketball, track and field, and several intramural sports. Beginning in seventh grade, soccer, football, tennis, and field hockey are offered as fall term sports, as is baseball in the spring. Most of University School of Milwaukee's athletic attention is focused on the high school, which has 17 varsity teams.

Middle school[edit]

Upper school[edit]

Athletics achievements[edit]

State championships[edit]

  • WHSFHA girls' field hockey: 2009, 2010, 2011
  • WIAA Division 2 girls' tennis: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012
  • WIAA boys' ice hockey: 2006, 2010
  • WIAA Division 2 baseball: 2010
  • WIAA Division 3 girls' soccer: 2008
  • WIAA Division 2 boys' tennis: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • WIAA Division 4 boys' soccer: 2013

Conference Championships[edit]

  • Girls' field hockey: 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Football: 2007, 2011
  • Boys' soccer: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Girls' tennis: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Boys' ice hockey: 2006, 2013
  • Baseball: 2008, 2010
  • Boys' golf: 2007, 2008, 2011
  • Girls' indoor track: 2007
  • Boys' tennis: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Girls' soccer: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Facilities[edit]

A large portion of University School's acreage is used by the athletic fields on campus. Facilities include:

  • Upper school gymnasium
  • Middle school gymnasium
  • Auxiliary gymnasium (renovated 2006)
  • Lower school gymnasium (added summer 2010)
  • Fitness center (new 2006)
  • Ice rink (renovated 2006)
  • Track (new 2006)
  • 2 Soccer fields
  • 2 Field hockey fields
  • Multi-use stadium
  • Cross country course
  • 8 Hard tennis courts (new 2005)
  • Baseball field
  • 400 seat Theater

Notable alumni[edit]

D.A. Wallach, Musician

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°11′12″N 87°56′01″W / 43.186592°N 87.933508°W / 43.186592; -87.933508