Facts At a Glance

Founded in 1976 by seven public school educators
Accreditation: NWAIS


Middle School: 226
Upper School: 314
Total Enrollment: 542

Enrollment by Grade

6th – 79
7th – 73
8th – 74
9th – 80
10th – 79
11th – 77
12th – 78

Geographic Demography of New Students

New students in 2014-2015 matriculated to U Prep from 53 different schools (52 percent from independent schools and 48 percent from public schools). These students live as far north as Everett, as far south as DesMoines, as far east as Lake Sammamish, and as far west as West Seattle.


Average faculty tenure: 9 years
Faculty with advanced degrees: 76%

Student/Teacher Ratio


People of Color

Students: 33% 
Faculty/Staff: 29%

Average Class Size: 16-18


Middle School: $28,450 + $850 incidental fee*
Upper School: $29,500 + $850 incidental fee*

*Incidental fee covers such things as accident insurance, retreats, field trips, and student publications.
**Tuition does not include lunch, textbooks, lab fees, personal athletic equipment, student publications, or various charges connected with off-campus events.


Approximately one quarter of our students commute to and from school using University Prep’s Metro Custom Bus system. With more than 85 pick-up and drop-off locations, it serves students who live throughout the Greater Seattle/Eastside area.

Food Service

The Commons Café serves a variety of healthy, hot and cold options for breakfast, snack and lunch daily. Students may purchase a refillable meal card or pay cash for food and beverages.

Financial Aid

Financial aid awarded: $2 million to approximately 15 percent of student body



  • Middle School Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Middle School and Upper School Boys and Girls Cross Country
  • Middle School and Upper School Girls Volleyball
  • Upper School Girls Soccer
  • Upper School Boys Ultimate Frisbee
  • Upper School Boys Tennis


  • Middle School and Upper School Boys and Girls Basketball 


  • Middle School and Upper School Baseball
  • Middle School and Upper School Softball 
  • Middle School and Upper School Boys and Girls Track and Field
  • Middle School Boys and Girls Ultimate Frisbee
  • Upper School Girls Ultimate Frisbee
  • Upper School Girls Tennis
  • Upper School Boys Soccer

After-School Activities

After School Check-In: Available to Middle School students daily from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at no additional charge.
Athletics: Open to Middle and Upper School students, with varied practices, game times and locations.

College Preparation

  • Over 150 national and international college representatives visit each fall.
  • U Prep’s standardized testing scores are well above the national average.
  • Forty-six percent of the Class of 2014 were Washington State Scholars, with ten National Merit Commended Scholars and three National Merit Finalists.
  • Ninety-eight percent of the Class of 2014 is attending college this fall.