A LEGACY OF

INNOVATION

Student ownership of their learning is at the center of everything we do.

A COMMITMENT TO

INCLUSION

We cultivate a culture of belonging where every student is known and supported.

A CULTURE OF

INSPIRATION

Deep relationships between students and teachers support academic risk-taking and growth beyond the school walls.

A Seattle private high school student graduates.
A VISION FOR THE

FUTURE 

Our students graduate prepared for college and life.

A NEW DEFINITION OF

EXCELLENCE

Students develop the skills, knowledge, and character to thrive in any context.

Our School

University Prep is a 6-12 Independent School located in Northeast Seattle that fosters intellectual courage and social responsibility.

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Welcome

University Prep is a 6-12 independent school where students run with their minds. We offer an intellectually rich education that fosters deep inquiry and critical thinking, powered by student engagement. 

The ULab

To support our Upper School students' success and ignite their passion for collaboration, growth, creativity, and leadership, we will construct the ULab, a 39,000-square foot, three-story building across the street from our existing campus (opening Fall 2023).

Strategic Plan 2021

We took a forward-thinking vision and turned it into actionable items designed to keep UPrep on the edge of transformational change.

Intensives

UPrep's intensive classes allow students to focus on a single course of study for three weeks, creating a structure for deep, collaborative, student-led learning experiences.

Diversity and Community

From our annual Social Justice Day to classroom assignments and affinity groups, equity, justice, and inclusion are embedded into all that we do.

Alumni

UPrep's 2000+ 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

600+

Total Students (Middle and Upper School)

9:1

Student-To-Teacher Ratio

$3.6M

Financial Aid Awarded This Year

41%

of Students Identify as People of Color

100+

Elective Courses for Upper School Students to Choose From

14

Affinity Groups and Related Clubs for Students

100%

of the Class of 2021 Enrolled in College/Gap Year/Military

35%

of Faculty/Staff Identify as People of Color

18%

of Students Receive Financial Aid

48

Number of Schools New Students Joined Us from This Year (57% Private, 43% Public)

25%

of Students Commute Using UPrep's Custom Metro Bus

11%

of the Class of 2021 Were Recognized as National Merit Scholars

90%

of Students Are Enrolled in a Fine Arts Class This Year

Voices in Our Community

 

I believe we have the most amazing teachers in the world. We get to be surrounded and inspired by adults who are doing what they love and get to learn from people with unique experiences and viewpoints. I can safely say that UPrep has given me the tools and confidence to go out into the world and make a change.

Talia Levine, Upper School Student

 

UPrep is such a tight knit community. One thing that I love about it is the collaboration. We have wickedly smart teachers who don't mind sharing their knowledge. Working with people who love to teach makes our culture rich in learning from each other. 

James Johnson, PE Teacher and Upper School Dean

 

UPrep encourages students to excel academically, but also to become kind, well-rounded individuals. This culture of kindness guides everyone from students to administrators.

Alexa Crawford, UPrep Parent

 

Music is now an integral part of who I am, and the UPrep community helped me discover this passion. Back in 6th grade, I never would have guessed that I would one day perform in New Orleans, the heart of jazz. I'm excited to see where my passion for music takes me. 

Joseph Yeung '21

 

UPrep's Middle School is literally filled with deeply caring, inspired faculty who bring it with all their might every day for our students. Middle School has an opportunity to be an amazing time when you are surrounded by people who see you and care about you and your well-being. This is a place like that, and we have a lot of fun.

Tom Strouse, Science Teacher