15 Parent Reviews for University School Of Milwaukee
We are new parents too and there is no way that anyone in their right mind can rate this school anything other than 5 stars. My son is new to the school. The staff has done an amazing job welcoming us and making sure that he transitions effectively. They ensure that every student s social, emotional,
... Read more physical and academic needs are addressed. We are of ethnic minority and have never felt out of place because everyone is so nice, students, parents and staff alike. I'm an administrator at a different school and I can recognize the amount of hard work that their teachers, coaches, advisors and secretarial staff provide. This is a school of excellence! The parent involvement is strong, which is really great because they look out for our kids. We are so grateful to finally find a school that challenges our son's full potential in a non-stressful and nurturing environment. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/15/13
We are new parents to the school and have had a very bad experience thus far. The parents are very snobbish and superficial, while some of the teachers appear to be callous. We want our child to have an excellent learning opportunity without the elitist environment, which isn't possible at USM. Another
... Read more problem is the social circle you feel forced to join. There are endless social affairs, which provides an excellent way to meet other families. Unfortunately, if you aren t part of their circle than you re not welcome and it s very apparent! This is a school for parents who want their children to grow up to be snobby and discriminative! We want our child to grow up to be a decent, intelligent and kind, not someone who only cares about money, the proper circles and clawing their way to the top. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/16/13
USM was an excellent learning and social environment for my son, who is now in law school. He benefited from the small classes and the individualized curriculum. The school was very good at finding the activities that he was interested in, and giving him the opportunities to excel in them. He played
... Read more chess and soccer, and that determined his social life. All soccer players were invited to the soccer parties. The students have assigned places at lunch tables headed by staff members. In this way, the students socialize with students from other activities and classes, and get to know the staff outside of the classroom. How do they get these kids to study so hard? The curriculum is rigorous and engaging. The other students are career and interest oriented and set a fast pace. Studies are simply part of the social life. My advice to parents interested in this school for high school, start in middle school if possible. Be sure your child is active in at least one activity and one sport. Sports are all walk on and everybody plays. And give your student plenty of time to study. Stay in contact with his teachers. If you need weekly notes, as we did in middle school, no prob. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/29/13
Best school of Milwaukee: Historically the best school in Milwaukee (area) and still is. People are posing this as a "Boys "Over Flowers" type of "elite" University and it is not. If you want your kids to meet the best people and become the best humanly possible then this school is for you and not
... Read more something you should put a price on. The only thing that could possibly be a negative is that the student body is very small especially when considering it is PK-12, but some people like that. =this school needs more exceptional students to make it even better. The people writing negative reviews are certainly not considering the students perspective which is what a school is/for/about. Anyone of these negative commenters could have easily went to any of the academic, sport, or social competitions that USM students partake in and i am certain 99% of all the students would tell you they are very happy with themselves and their fellow student classmates. Fair warning: Schools like this are very competitive and many of the kids take lessons/tutoring outside of Class. -It is very hard for an outside student to jump in unless you have a special talent. Study hard -Ganbatte! Read less
Posted by a other on 12/09/12
Amazingly dedicated teachers, genuinely committed, creative, caring and forward thinking administration and staff. The school exudes a refreshing sense of community.
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Posted by a parent on 11/13/12
My child is in her first at USM and we are exceptionally happy with the comprehensive education she is receiving. There is not only a strong focus placed on academics; but character development, fine arts, the languages, fitness and nutrition. She has been challenged and supported as a new student
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Posted by a parent on 03/06/12
I think only parents of kids who attend USM should rate the school. I am sorry that you did not enjoy the tour (February 1, 2012 post) but my children have been at the school for 5 years now and they love it. Not to say there aren't things that should improve, but that can be said for any school. As
... Read more far as I am concerned USM is the best school in the state, period. My husband and I have examined a number of different schools before deciding on USM - and we are so glad that we did. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/05/12
This school has beautiful campuses, looks like a castle. When you are coming first time, you feel like in Harvard University... But that is the only resemblance. We took school tour and were surprised to see so low quality and very cheap education. Direct approach, not individual focus. In one class,
... Read more a teacher that we saw after about 15 minutes we saw him in the library. The class was left without a teacher. In another class, a math teacher spent the whole lesson for multiplying numbers by ten and hundreds for 5th grade. Another math teacher presented a weird vocabulary word "speed" for 6th graders. She showed a formula of speed without any explanation and started to talk about average speed (completely different worlds) instead of asking the students to try to get a formula from this distance formula and time formula and check their ability to operate fractions. History was pretty good and science too. A special mess was waiting for the kids outside at the and of the day where the pick up area is. This is not an organized pick up and so dangerous. Overall it's a perfectly organized business, but not a school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/01/12
As a teacher who has taught is several schools, I can honestly say there is no better place to work. We all work incredibly hard, and so do the students. Those who don't work hard have trouble and often don't last. The cultural diversity is fabulous. Cristians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and atheists
... Read more all work together in a secular environment to promote the virtues of a no-nonsense, no-excuse emphasis on achieving at the highest level. Physical fitness, nutritious food, scientific inquiry, no-cut sports, world languages, fine arts and constant professional development make this place very special; not perfect, of course, but the best I've ever seen. And I'm old. Read less
Posted by a teacher on 10/14/11
i really like this school. the students are nice and there is not a lot of bullying compared to other schools. the small class sizes let the teacher know you personally and you know every person in the grade. the downsides are that it is a lot of work. also it is super expensive. its worth it though.
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