Four USM Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

Students attribute their success to practice, perseverance, and preparation. When they took the ACT in 2019, University School of Milwaukee seniors Athena Borca, Rahul Mullick, and Afiya Quryshi had no idea how they did. But they all agreed: there would be no more retakes. “I had taken it once before and knew I wanted to do better,” said Borca, “but I wasn’t expecting to get … Continue reading Four USM Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

Going Out with a Bang

“And now, time for something fun,” said Head of Upper School Stuart Cushman, as the sun set over Don Forti Stadium and the last graduate crossed the stage. With that, a spectacular fireworks show lit up the night sky and signified the end of a challenging, although memorable, school year. University School was given special permission by the Village of River Hills and the North … Continue reading Going Out with a Bang

News Brief: Spring/Summer 2019-20

So many exciting things happen with students, faculty, and staff at USM that we don’t have room to fit it all in the magazine. Below are longer-form versions of the stories from the magazine, including more information and, for more stories, photo galleries and videos. Celebrating Dr. MLK Jr. Day In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, University School … Continue reading News Brief: Spring/Summer 2019-20

A Look Ahead: Fall/Winter 2019-20

Members of team “The Girls Are Back in Town” practiced for their FIRST LEGO League Challenge, which is a competition that engages children ages 9 to 14 in research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. Here, the girls used their iPads to write code that they uploaded to their robot via Bluetooth, and the robot then completed various missions on the board for points. The challenge … Continue reading A Look Ahead: Fall/Winter 2019-20

A Look Back: The Evolution of College Admissions

In the fall semester of 1986, I was in my senior year at USM and, like many of my peers, considering a list of five or six colleges, all liberal arts schools, mostly in hard-to-get-to small towns. A few of my friends looked at UW-Madison, which they could attend for well under $10,000 a year. After I sent off postcards, each college mailed a paper … Continue reading A Look Back: The Evolution of College Admissions