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Our School

UPrep is a 6–12 Independent School located in Northeast Seattle that fosters intellectual courage and social responsibility.

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Welcome

UPrep is a 6–12 independent school in Seattle where extraordinary faculty and staff are devoted to each student’s potential. 

The ULab

To support our Upper School students' success and ignite their passion for collaboration, creativity, and leadership, we opened the ULab, a 39,000-square foot building across the street from our main campus.

Admission

Choosing the right school for your family is a big decision. We want to make sure you have all of the information and support you need. 

Intensives

UPrep's intensive courses create a structure for deep, collaborative, student-led learning experiences.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

From our annual Puma Heritage Celebration to affinity groups and Social Justice Week, equity, justice, and inclusion are embedded into all that we do.

Alumni

UPrep's 2500+ alumni are essential members of our community and continue to play an invaluable role in the history and future of the school.

UPREP BY THE NUMBERS

703

Total Students (Middle and Upper School)

9:1

Student-To-Teacher Ratio

$4M

Need-Based Financial Aid Awarded This Year

50%

of Students Identify as People of Color

100+

Elective Courses for Upper School Students to Choose From

12

Student-Led Affinity Groups and 30+ Clubs 

152

College Admission Reps Visited our Campus Last Year

75%

of Students Participated in our No-Cut Athletics Program Last Year

34%

of Faculty/Staff Identify as People of Color

16%

of Students Receive Financial Aid

61

Number of Schools New Students Joined Us from This Year (66% Private, 34% Public)

25%

of Students Commute to School Using Public Transit and UPrep's Custom Metro Bus

16%

of Students from the Classes of 2019–2023 Were Recognized by National Merit

Voices in Our Community

A headshot of UPrep student Rian F.

 

Deciding to attend UPrep starting in 6th grade was the best decision. I have grown and found my own voice. The classes are challenging, and you are expected to do a lot, but I’ve also had the ability to shape my path and explore my interests.

Upper School Student Rian F.

Headshot photo of University Prep Director of Middle School Susie Wu, wearing a blue dress with red and white polka dots

 

UPrep students are willing to step out of their comfort zones because they have a feeling that it’s safe to try new things here. They are taught by adults who really care and see them as the multidimensional people they are. UPrep is a place that nurtures a range of interests, strengths, and leadership opportunities.

Director of Upper School Susie Wu

A headshot of UPrep alum Jovan Gayton

 

I formed my identity at UPrep. That’s where I learned that I was capable of excellence. I graduated as a confident young man. It was the personal attention I received from teachers that made all the difference.

UPrep Alum Jovan Gayton '99

 

We chose UPrep because it offers a full package of learning and student life opportunities. Of course, the academic excellence was a draw, but we were also thrilled with the language program, athletics, and fine arts classes. We didn’t know exactly what would interest our two daughters, but we knew at UPrep our girls would learn to lead a life of learning.

Parent Michele Miyoshi

A headshot of UPrep teacher Ciara McGrath

 

At UPrep, we encourage students to branch out and explore their many interests. I love that our school encourages faculty and staff to branch out, too, with support for professional development. We're all lifelong learners here.

Spanish Teacher Ciara McGrath