Our elected officials are role models for all of our students. They are front-and-center each week at Assembly, and it's inspiring to see their grace and comfort with their positions grow throughout the year." UPrep teacher
At UPrep, student leadership is not about a title. It's about growing into a leader who can be both loud and soft, forceful and collaborative, ready to take on any challenges that arise.
Middle School student leadership is about exploration. Each year, a new slate of elected officers is chosen by the students and faculty and, over the course of their tenure, they learn about the components of leadership by grappling with real issues.
The school administration works intentionally with the Student Council both to hear concerns that come up from the students, and to ask their assistance in trouble-shooting issues that are of interest to the UPrep community. By partnering with the Assistant Head of Middle School, these students learn what living UPrep's Mission, Vision and Values truly means.
In the Upper School, student leadership takes many forms. Our faculty encourage each student to find a way to use their voice to guide their peers.
Students may be Community Conversations facilitators or club leaders, give a TEDx talk, or participate in the Community Ethics and Culture Council, Academic Council, or the Associated Student Body.
The UPrep summer leadership institute is a fantastic opportunity for our students to focus on the areas they wish to contribute to, be it student life, academics, athletics, or the arts.
Recently, Student Council members advocated for dress code changes based on feedback they collected from the larger student body, resulting in changes to the school policy.