K-8 Community School of Choice

Empowering students to achieve their full potential.

Academic Excellence

University Academy has been rated A in overall value added and received a progress component grade of A for the 2015-2016 and 2016-17 school year. Our rigorous academic program exceeds Ohio state standards to prepare students for college and career. We observe an extended school day and extended school year. We exceed the 920 hours per school year required by the Ohio Department of Education in order to maximize learning time.

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University Academy is a tuition-free, community school of choice for grades K–8.

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Convenient Location

Our school is conveniently located on South Arlington Street, just south of East Market Street. Free bus transportation is provided by the Peterman Bus Company for families that live more than 2 miles from the school.

Seamless Summer Option Program

University Academy is participating in the Seamless Summer Option Program.  Lunch will be provided to all children, ages 1 through 18, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Summer Program dates are as follows: June 18-June 21, June 25-June 28, July 9-July 12, and July 16-July 19.  Breakfast will be served from 9:00am-9:30am, and lunch will be served from 12:30pm-1:00pm.  Click here to learn more.


Overall Value Added


TGRG Pass rate


Progress Component Grade

University Academy is small, but mighty. The students are encouraged to interact with each other in a positive manner, respect authority, and simply enjoy learning. I can say these things with great pride because my niece is a student there!

- Tiffanie Goler, Parent