Our goal is to provide excellent teaching in small classes to support students wanting to learn with the aim of becoming life-long learners and responsible citizens.” Jane Seymour, Founder
At University Prep, extraordinary relationships between students and teachers are a given. Founded forty years ago by seven teachers who shared a passion for collaboration, we have grown to become a campus with over 550 students and more than 120 faculty and staff. We invite students down a path of critical inquiry and embrace diverse perspectives in our inclusive community. Our unique location in North Seattle fosters an educational experience filled with opportunities to engage with the city as well as enjoy the peaceful setting of the Picardo P-Patch. Additionally, having Dahl Field adjoining our campus allows us to have classes, games, and practices right at our feet.
We invite you to visit and experience the UPrep difference!
In 1976, seven public school teachers followed their vision and founded a school designed to truly meet the needs of students and teachers. Growing slowly over the course of the next forty years, University Prep went from renting space in neighboring Temple Beth Am, to acquiring land and operating out of portables, to gradually building the beautiful campus it occupies today. Although the school has come a very Iong way from its origins, 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.