Mission, Vision, Values and Academic ExcellenceWhat Matters at University Prep
U Prep's Characteristics of Good Teaching
Teacher Professional Development Model
University Prep Athletics is offered to all students, grades 6-12, and is a co-curricular choice, not a requirement, serving both new and experienced athletes. We offer a unique participation-based program and do not cut any athlete who demonstrates the commitment to a team and a willingness to learn.
Our program is a place for students to develop their sport-specific skills, learn to set individual as well as team goals, practice leadership and work on their communication skills. Our school values of integrity, responsibility and respect are demonstrated daily by our athletes, coaching staff, and fans as well as during healthy competition and games.
In 2009-2010 we offered 9 sports and fielded 49 teams; our coaching staff was comprised of 68 individuals. Our participation rates are among the highest in the area: 84 percent in the Middle School and 71 percent in the Upper School, 77 percent overall.
In the Middle School, teams are divided by skill and experience for a developmentally appropriate and safe learning experience. We currently field Division One teams (top level), Division Two teams (developmental), and Division Three teams (beginners) that compete locally with our peer schools.
In the Upper School, we field Varsity Teams (top level), Junior Varsity (developmental) and C teams (beginners) when needed and when facilities allow for the extra practices and games. Last year we had such a large turnout that we offered Intramurals for Basketball and Girls Tennis. Our Varsity teams compete locally, regionally and at the State level. The U Prep Pumas are known throughout the state as respected, but fierce opponents.
In the past several years, U Prep has competed in the State tournament in numerous sports and placed highly. In addition, we boast some of the highest team GPA's in the State at the 1A level. In 2009-2010, our Varsity Girls Basketball Teams and Varsity Girls Softball team were awarded the WIAA 1A Academic State Championship in their respective sports. We are proud of our students and the tradition of succeeding in the classroom and on the playing field.
“U Prep offers fantastic opportunities to expand your horizons and go beyond your comfort zone while still being a warm and friendly home away from home.” Orren, eleventh grade