Facts At a Glance

Founded in 1976 by seven public school educators
Accreditation: NWAIS
Partners: Global Online Academy, Independent Curriculum Group


Middle School: 233
Upper School: 312
Total Enrollment: 545

Enrollment by Grade

6th – 78
7th – 82
8th – 73
9th – 81
10th – 78
11th – 76
12th – 77

Geographic Demography of New Students

New students in 2015-2016 matriculated to U Prep from 53 different schools (57 percent from independent schools and 43 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%

Average Class Size

16-18 students

Student/Teacher Ratio


People of Color

Students: 33% 
Faculty/Staff: 22.5%


Middle School: $29,700 + $850 incidental fee*
Upper School: $30,700 + $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: $2.3 million to approximately 15 percent of student body



Middle School
— Soccer, Cross Country, Girls Volleyball
— Basketball
— Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Ultimate Frisbee

Upper School
Fall — Girls Soccer, Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Ultimate Frisbee, Boys Tennis
Winter — Basketball
Spring — Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Girls Ultimate Frisbee, Girls Tennis, 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.
  • Sixty-one percent of the Class of 2015 were Washington State Scholars, with ten National Merit Commended Scholars and one National Merit Finalist.
  • One hundred percent of the Class of 2015 is attending college this fall.