University Prep is a 6-12 Independent School located in Northeast Seattle that fosters intellectual courage and social responsibility.
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.
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).
We took a forward-thinking vision and turned it into actionable items designed to keep UPrep on the edge of transformational change.
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.
From our annual Social Justice Day to classroom assignments and affinity groups, equity, justice, and inclusion are embedded into all that we do.
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.
Total Students (Middle and Upper School)
Financial Aid Awarded This Year
of Students Identify as People of Color
Elective Courses for Upper School Students to Choose From
Affinity Groups and Related Clubs for Students
of the Class of 2021 Enrolled in College/Gap Year/Military
of Faculty/Staff Identify as People of Color
of Students Receive Financial Aid
Number of Schools New Students Joined Us from This Year (57% Private, 43% Public)
of Students Commute Using UPrep's Custom Metro Bus
of the Class of 2021 Were Recognized as National Merit Scholars
of Students Are Enrolled in a Fine Arts Class This Year
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.
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.
UPrep encourages students to excel academically, but also to become kind, well-rounded individuals. This culture of kindness guides everyone from students to administrators.
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.
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.