Mission, Vision, Values and Academic ExcellenceWhat Matters at University Prep
U Prep's Characteristics of Good Teaching
Teacher Professional Development Model
Facts At A Glance
Founded in 1976 by seven public school educators
Member: NAIS, NACAC, PNACAC
University Prep is committed to developing each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.
8000 25th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Located in the Wedgwood neighborhood, north of the University of Washington and University Village.
Office: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Classes: 8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Middle School: 214
Upper School: 316
Total Enrollment: 530
Enrollment by Grade
6th – 66
7th – 74
8th – 74
9th – 82
10th – 79
11th – 79
12th – 76
Geographic Demography of New Students
New students in 2013-2014 matriculated to U Prep from 65 different schools (53 percent from independent schools and 47 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%
People of Color
Average Class Size: 16-18
Middle School: $27,300 + $850 incidental fee*
Upper School: $28,400 + $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.
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 awarded: $2.1 million to approximately 18 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 & 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 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.
- Over 133 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 2013 were Washington State Scholars, with nine National Merit Commended Scholars and oneo National Merit Finalists.
- One-hundred percent of the Class of 2013 is attending college this fall.
“I always appreciated the challenges put forth at University Prep. There was always the expectation of success.” Ben, Class of 2006