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About UPrep

Welcome to UPrep, one of seattle's best private schools!

UPrep has helped grow our student from an intelligent and empathetic learner in 6th grade, to a force for change in the world in 12th grade." –UPrep parent

University Prep is a 6-12 Seattle private school where students run with their minds. We offer an intellectually rich education that fosters deep inquiry and critical thinking, powered by student engagement. 

  • The heart of UPrep is inclusion. We cultivate a culture of belonging where every student is known and supported. Each student can bring their full self to school and be embraced for who they are.
  • The spirit of UPrep is invention. Our faculty embody a culture that fosters creativity, curiosity, and collaboration. Student ownership of their learning is at the center of everything we do.
  • The soul of UPrep is inspiration. Deep relationships between students and teachers support academic risk-taking and growth beyond the school walls, so students can discover what challenges and excites them.

We are committed to developing each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world. Our students graduate UPrep prepared for college and life.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about one of the best private schools in Seattle.

Meet Our Head of School

Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau was named University Prep's fifth head of school in 2020

2023 Niche Best Schools

Meet a Graduate


Why UPrep?

Scroll through to learn about just some of the programs that make UPrep one of Seattle's best private schools.


our history 

In 1976, seven public school teachers followed their vision and founded a school designed to truly meet the needs of students and teachers. Although UPrep has come a Iong way from its origins 47 years ago, its core is very much the same: a school bound together by passionate educators, curious and eager young minds, and a community of families partnering with us to make this the very best school it can be.


Accreditations, Memberships, & Partners

Rainier Scholars


Northwest Association of Independent Schools

National Association of Independent Schools

Common Good Caring Schools


Global Online Academy

National Association for College Admissions Counseling

National Partnership for Educational Access


Puget Sound Independent Schools

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