Middle School

Middle School at University Prep is about establishing the building blocks for academic success and character development. Our students begin to learn what it means to self-advocate as learners and begin to find their voice, their passions, and their community.

Most importantly, our students see their teachers as partners in their academic journey. They run student-led conferences twice a year to demonstrate their ability to understand and articulate academic strengths and weaknesses, formulate action plans to improve academic performance, and gain confidence in the process of learning.


We use a non-traditional formative grading system instead of a traditional letter-grade system to help students break their learning down into component parts, assess progress toward mastery, and communicate about their academic progress. These metacognition skills are essential to their future academic success through our program.

Our students leave our Middle School program poised and positioned as collaborative, confident, self-advocating learners.

Course offerings quick reference (PDF)

View Middle School course descriptions in the left-hand menu.