University Schools

University Schools - Pioneers in Education

We are looking for awesome people to work with our students when their teachers are away for the day.   Have you ever considered subbing at University? We’d love to hear from you, if you are interested. Contact Charlene Baumgartner, 970-506-7008, or check out our Human Resources page for details.

University Schools is a tuition free K–12 public charter school located in Greeley School District 6 in Greeley, Colorado. The tradition of developing better ways to teach our children is at the heart of University Schools. University Schools has been a leader in education for more than a century.

At University Schools, we believe that children learn best in a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment. Our students enjoy a student-led, teacher-guided educational experience.

At University High School, we focus on creating a student-centered learning program. We prepare our students for success beyond school, as they develop personal and academic plans and portfolios and participate in community service projects. We invite you to take a look around our website to see what we have to offer for your child.

Director's Message

Dear Parents,

I hope this newsletter finds you and your family doing well.

At the December 12 Board of Governors meeting, the Board approved the calendar for the 2019/2020 school year.

Our new multipurpose room is now complete. The building is located south of the middle school and houses a weight room and a flex room, which can be used for classes, presentations, and athletic practices. The building was constructed with capital funds and savings.

We continue to use our mil levy override funding for: curriculum, reduced student fees, safety/security, technology, and transportation. The Board approved the purchase of a new bus, which should be delivered to us mid-March. The bus is for K-12 use for field trips and athletics/activities. We have also purchased additional Chromebooks and curriculum materials for student use.

For the 2019/2020 school year, we will offer three full-day kindergarten classes and two half-day classes. To be eligible for University Schools kindergarten, students must be five by June 1. Our lottery drawings begin in January. If you have an application on file and have changes to your application that need updating (telephone, address, etc.), please call (970) 506-3901 and we will make those changes for you.

Our Board of Governors election is approaching. Please read the information below if you are interested in serving on the Board. Each member’s term is three years, with an option to serve two terms.

We are sincerely appreciative of all of the support given to University Schools.

Dr. Sherry Gerner

Dr. Sherry Gerner

Information for Board of Governors’ Election

The Board of Governors’ election will be April 16, 2019. Nomination and background check forms can be picked up in the Main office beginning February 11, 2019. All forms must be returned to the Main office or sent via email by March 6, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Three positions will be elected. Three current members are eligible for reelection. The nine Board Members who are not the Faculty/Staff Representative shall be elected by a vote of the majority or plurality of the parents or guardians of students attending University Schools. Only one parent or guardian of the same child may serve on the Board at the same time. 

Current Board Members Eligible for Reelection:

  • Bill McAdams
  • Ethan Miles
  • Jeff Weber