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Upper School

UPrep has helped me gain a global perspective and an understanding of how the topics and issues we learn about in class are playing out on the local, national, and international stage. The social justice aspects of our classes and the critical thinking we do really pushes me, and I've become passionate about what we are learning." –Upper School student

University Prep’s Upper School curriculum includes a remarkable breadth and depth of subject matter and is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our students. Our teachers design courses that foster intellectual curiosity, appropriately challenge every student, and build essential skills for academic success.

English electives, world and U.S. history, and science courses are updated and revised each year to reflect contemporary themes. The fine arts and physical education are also constantly adapting to new trends in aesthetic expression and social values. In recent years, we have created new engineering, U.S. history, and interdisciplinary courses so that students may gain new knowledge and skills essential for participation in a modern society.

Upper School students may also take fully online courses for credit through Global Online Academy, a consortium of 60 leading independent schools in the U.S. and abroad.

We invite you to learn more about one of the best college prep private high schools in Washington and our curriculum by browsing the left-hand menu.

Meet a UPrep Graduate

Meet Our Upper School Director

Get to know Director of Upper School Joel Sohn.


national merit scholars

This year, 13 UPrep seniors eared National Merit recognition. Learn more.