Our mission is to educate children and instill in our students a love of learning and the abilities to think critically, live ethically, and appreciate the value of each individual.

Fast Facts

The McGillis School is a co-ed day school 

Population: Grades K-8

Student Body: 425 Students

Campus: 3.5 acres on the Northeast bench of the Salt Lake Valley, adjacent to the University of Utah

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid is available
  • 26% of our student body receives financial aid
  • Roughly $500,000 in financial aid is awarded each year


The McGillis School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, the Utah State Office of Education, and is an accredited member of the National Association of Independent Schools.  

School Hours
The Front Office is open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:15 P.M., Monday through Friday.

  • 8:30 A.M. to 2:45 P.M., Monday through Friday for Kindergarten
  • 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday for Lower School (Grades 1-5)
  • 8:15 A.M. to 3:15 P.M., Monday through Friday for Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Before and After Care Hours

  • 7:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M. Early morning care for all students (free of charge)
  • 2:45- 6:00 P.M. McGillis AfterSchool Program (fee-based)