The mission of University High School is to be a PIONEER in research, service, and excellence in education. We believe that University High School should do the following:

  • Share insights into effective teaching and learning with the educational community, 

  • Involve students preparing for a career in education in a variety of classroom and co-curricular experiences which reflect current practices and explore innovative approaches, 
  • Represent a diversity of learners in order to enhance teacher preparation and research,
  • Encourage individual development and freedom of expression in a secure environment,
  • Provide a climate of respect and trust,
  • Engage in a collaborative process to secure resources necessary to accomplish its mission,
  • Create staffing plans which recognize individual strengths and contributions to the mission of the school,
  • Provide all students with the support and resources they need to maximize their potential,
  • Be a laboratory in which research focuses on questions, and
  • Collaborate with university faculty to develop and implement appropriate research agendas.