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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 classroom projects, 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

660

Total Students (Middle and Upper School)

9:1

Student-To-Teacher Ratio

$4M

Need-Based Financial Aid Awarded This Year

44%

of Students Identify as People of Color

100+

Elective Courses for Upper School Students to Choose From

12

Student-Led Affinity Groups and 20+ Clubs 

100%

of the Class of 2023 Enrolled in College/Gap Year

74%

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

34%

of Faculty/Staff Identify as People of Color

17%

of Students Receive Financial Aid

69

Number of Schools New Students Joined Us from This Year (68% Private, 32% 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

72

Workshop Presenters at Last Year's UPrep Social Justice Day

Voices in Our Community

ASB leader Kyan Rosenthal addresses the Upper School during Camp Day!

 

UPrep has always been a place that recognizes each student’s potential and arms them with the resources, tools, and opportunities to succeed. Since 6th grade, this school has demonstrated its commitment to forming me into a person who is not only empowered by the opportunities offered here but will leave its doors as a citizen of the world. UPrep has shaped me into the person I am today and helped me discover the person I aspire to be after graduation.

Upper School Student Kyan R.

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

 

Our students see UPrep adults who are constantly learning, and this influences our students to do the same. Students here 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 people and the students bring a lot of themselves to what they do at UPrep. Both the adults and students in our community are multidimensional people and this is a place that nurtures a range of interests, strengths, and leadership opportunities.

Director of Upper School Susie Wu

 

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 music, theatre, 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

History Teacher Andrew Schneider's school photo

 

UPrep values student curiosity and collaboration. The faculty here are thoughtful and caring about their craft. I think prospective families should know that their children will be encouraged to try new things and that they will be supported when they struggle with the things they have decided to take on.

History Teacher Andrew Schneider

UPrep alum Aisse Torres '17 smiles as she holds up a signed Mariners baseball

 

In college, I was comfortable with the material in my computer science classes because of how well UPrep prepared me. A challenging part of my job is knowing how a program is going to be read by a computer. At UPrep, I learned how to dissect information and ask good questions.

Microsoft Employee and UPrep Alum Aisse Torres '17