University City High School

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University City High School
(note: Lieberman Learning Center information below)
Home of the Lions

7401 Balson Avenue
University City, MO 63130

Office: 314-290-4100
Attendance: 314-290-4118
Athletics: 314-290-4116
Fax: 314-290-4120

Principal: Susan Hill - email: shill@ucityschools.org
Secretary: Bella Quintal - email: bquintal@ucityschools.org

Assistant Principal: Mark Basi - email: mbasi@ucityschools.org
Assistant Principal: T-Herbert Jeffrey, Sr - email: tjeffrey@ucityschools.org
Dean of Students: Dr. Samuel T. Martin, IV - email: stmartin@ucityschools.org

School day starts at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 2:20 p.m.
Early release time is 11:55 a.m.

Click here to access UCHS teacher contact information and syllabi.

Guidance Office: 314-290-4110


Lieberman Learning Center
8136 Groby Road
University City, MO 63130

Office: 314-290-4330

Principal: Christopher Blumenhorst - email: cblumenhorst@ucityschools.org
Secretary: June Hilliard - email: jhilliard@ucityschools.org

Hours: 
AM Session: 7:35 – 10:35 a.m. 
PM Session: 11:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Early dismissal days will require that PM session students attend the AM session with the AM session students.

Click here for access to Lieberman Learning Center website.

Click here to access LLC teacher contact information.

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UCHS Culinary Arts Program Serving Up Headlines

about 1 month ago

Family and Consumer Arts instructor Kylee Strohm reviews lesson plans for a recent cooking lab session at UCHS. The culinary arts program was recently featured on KMOV's News 4 Schools. (Photos by Patricia Washington)

The students in Kylee Strohm’s culinary arts classroom at University City High School are making more than meals—they are making an impression. Strohm and her students were recently featured on KMOV’s News 4 Schools segment and as reporter Brian Feldman discovered, the program is growing by leaps and bounds.

“When I first started teaching we had only four sections and we were only doing book work; we didn’t use the labs,” Strohm said. “Now we have 14 sections and we cook a lot. The program has grown tremendously.”

 Strohm, a Family and Consumer Arts teacher, has also grown as an instructor. She recently completed the fourth and final level of the National Restaurant Association’s ProStart program. ProStart is the curriculum written by the National Restaurant Association that is taught in Culinary Arts I and Culinary Arts II.  During Summer Institutes, educators have the opportunity to earn restaurant/foodservice educator certification, learn from faculty composed of nationally recognized content experts, network among peers, tour restaurant and foodservice facilities and receive classroom materials.  

“ I truly appreciate the District allowing me to do this as professional development. I learned a lot,” Strohm said.

Strohm is continuing to learn and so are her students. Chanae Freeman, a senior, is going to culinary school due in large part to the influence of Kylee Strohm.

“ I’ve learned a lot from her. I always enjoyed cooking and cook a lot for my family but I was torn about a college major,” Freeman said. “I have switched to culinary arts and I probably wouldn’t have without this class.”

Freeman plans to attend Hickey College to continue her culinary arts education close to home.

“We have had at least 10 students over the past five years go on to study culinary arts in college. “ Strohm said. “I have one student at Forest Park who calls me all the time to tell me the things they are teaching he already learned here at U City.”

Click here to watch the KMOV News 4 Schools feature.

A student in the culinary arts program selects ingredients for the day's meal.

Students prepping chicken and ingredients for the cooking lab activity.

UCHS senior Chanae Freeman and instructor Kylee Strohm.

Students prepare for the day's cooking lab activity in Kylee Strohm's culinary arts class at University City High School.

Prepared from scratch: Chicken Caesar Salad

Students assemble cooking utensils for the lab activity in Kylee Strohm's culinary arts class.

District News

About University City High School

about 1 month ago

University City High School (The U!) serves students in grades nine through twelve in the School District of University City.

School Mission

The UCHS staff works with all students to promote intelligent thinking, responsible choices, and lifelong learning for productive citizenship.

Rigorous Curriculum

  • University City High School offers rigorous courses to challenge students.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Government, World History, U.S. History, Calculus, Latin, Spanish and Studio Art. 
  • Honors Courses: Literature and Composition, Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, Chemistry, World History and U.S. History.
  • Dual Enrollment: Students may enroll in a variety of courses through UMSL, Harris Stowe, and St. Louis Community Colleges (STLCC). Students can also receive dual credit when enrolled in Intermediate Algebra and Human Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Articulated Credit with STLCC: Computer Applications, Web Design, Drafting Design, Accounting, Child Development, Culinary Arts, and Engineering.
  • Project Lead the Way (engineering and drafting)
  • Foreign Language Courses: Four year coursework in Spanish, French and Latin. Languages are also offered at Brittany Woods Middle School.
  • WashUCity Design Project: Graphic design collaboration with Washington University in St. Louis
  • Award Winning Journalism Program: Students annually receive high honors including School Publications-St. Louis and Scholastic Journalism at MIZZOU.
  • One-to-One Technology Initiative: All students have Chromebooks to use for educational purposes in the classroom.

Successful continuing initiatives

  • Arts Residencies - includes instructors from Center of Contemporary Arts and Returning Artists series.
  • Bridges – a summer acceleration program for students transitioning from eighth grade to high school. 
  • LifePlan – a mentoring program with trained and qualified facilitators, a proven curriculum and discovery learning to help students shape their lives in positive ways.
  • Men of Valor and Determined Strong Women
  • Real Talk – a youth development program aimed at preventing gang participation.
  • Academic Improvement Program – a support program for student athletes. Students are assigned to the program based on their grades from the previous semester. All freshmen athletes are required to attend at least once a week.
  • A+ Program – a Missouri program that allows students to qualify to apply for tuition assistance for 2- and 4-year colleges by fulfilling GPA, attendance, citizenship and volunteer tutoring requirements.
  • U-Serve – the community service component of UCHS offers multiple opportunities for students to become active volunteers and take leadership roles in community activities.

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    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016.
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    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016. Click here for full State of the District presentation ( 48-page PDF).
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    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016.
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    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016. Click here for full State of the District presentation ( 48-page PDF).
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    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016. Click here for full State of the District presentation ( 48-page PDF).
  • State of the District Community Meeting
    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016.
  • State of the District Community Meeting
    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016.
  • State of the District Community Meeting
    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016.
  • State of the District Community Meeting
    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016.
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    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016.
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    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016.
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    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016.
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    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016.
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    State of the District Community Meeting
    Superintendent Sharonica L. Hardin-Bartley and the Board of Education hosted a special State of the District community meeting to share information about academic progress in the District. More than 200 parents, business and civic leaders and other stakeholders attended the meeting held at the new Dr. Joylynn Pruitt Library Media Center on December 5, 2016.
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