UPrep fostered my ability to think critically while learning about the world and my place in it. I experienced seven years of subtle and grand moments that stitched together my educational and personal foundations. I learned we are part of a larger community, and it is my responsibility to support and lift those around me." –Olivia Dominguez '14
How do people communicate? How does an historian think? Why is art important? What is healthy living? Why does culture matter?
University Prep students pursue a course of study designed for deep inquiry in the broad range of topics needed to understand today’s world. Our curriculum provides many opportunities for advanced study and personal support to help every student reach their full potential. UPrep students receive outstanding preparation for their next steps in life all while developing their interests and pursuing their passions.
Early in a student's UPrep career, required courses provide a common experience that includes research, reading, writing, computation, presentation, roleplay, and experimentation. As our students grow, the curriculum broadens until, for seniors, every course is elective. Our electives catalog includes more than 100 courses, including Creative Writing: Short Fiction, Forensics, Data Science and Analytics, Film Studies, Social Justice in the Spanish-Speaking World, and many more. Our electives offerings also include Global Online Academy's extensive catalog of online courses in contemporary subjects, like Abnormal Psychology and Cyber Security.
UPrep's College Counseling, Integrated Learning, Global and Outdoor Education, Library Programs, and Technology teams provide specialized services to enhance the academic experience and are nationally recognized for their innovation and dedication
UPrep faculty work tirelessly to consistently review and revise the school curriculum. The result is a sophisticated, thoughtful approach to teaching and learning. Every teacher participates in an ongoing, repeated cycle of professional development focused on our students' educational experience, and innovative new courses are developed and introduced each year.