Relationships

From the careful, thoughtful comments teachers provide in narrative reports about student progress, to the “spark” for learning they demonstrate through their teaching, our teachers encourage every student to enhance his or her known strengths and to discover new ones. Confident that someone sees their potential, students are willing to push themselves to reach their personal best.

Our teachers reach beyond the classroom to forge lasting connections with students. This might come in the form of an encouraging email written to a student-athlete on the eve of the state championship soccer match, or the math teacher who peppers students in the hallway with math questions, or the teacher who takes students to the opera as part of opera club.

When my son had to make course selections for his second semester at college, he called home. But instead of asking for my advice, he wanted the phone number of one of his math teachers at University Prep!” UPrep alumni parent