What is the University Model?

University-model education (UMS) takes the best aspects of traditional, full-time public and private schools, as well as home schools, and molds them into one model. UMS uses a university-style schedule adapted to the elementary, junior, and senior high levels. Professional teachers teaching in their areas of expertise conduct central classroom instruction. Early Elementary students (grades K-1) attend classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, elementary students (grades 2-4) attend classes on Tuesday and Thursday. Students spend alternate days at home where parents continue their instruction or monitor student progress. Teachers provide parents with detailed instructions for days spent at home.

Graduates of the University Model School tell us that this model has greatly prepared them for the collegiate classroom as well, where classes meet two or three days per week with assignments due outside of class.  The UMS model is a key to the successful transition of high schoolers to the collegiate classroom by teaching them the critical skills of time management and independent study.

For more information about University Model Schooling, please visit the National Association of University Model Schools website at http://www.naums.net