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About UPrep

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

Leading a life of learning at UPrep is about saying yes to taking new classes, embracing new experiences, and engaging with new people/cultures. It’s about feeling comfortable with complexity and generating your own ideas.”  –Director of College Counseling and Student Services Kelly Herrington

UPrep is a 6–12 school in the Wedgwood neighborhood of northeast Seattle where extraordinary faculty and staff are devoted to each student’s potential. 

Our students learn that when they are asked to explore everything, they discover they can achieve anything. Students encourage each other to discover and develop their limitless potential and learn to lead their way.

UPrep's challenging academic program in an inclusive environment encourages students to grow confident. Surrounded by a diverse community of faculty, coaches, mentors, and friends on a campus intentionally designed for close connections, promising students find their voice, their passions, and their purpose during a shared journey of joyful self-discovery. 

At UPrep, students learn to lead a life of learning.

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

Meet Our Head of School

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

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Two students look at a test tube together in the science lab.


A group of students smile together on Dahl Playfeld.


Why UPrep?

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


our history 

UPrep was founded in 1976 by seven public school teachers to nurture true leaders. Like our Founders, our faculty and staff are passionate educators who possess deep expertise in their disciplines, work collaboratively, and strive to provide the best educational experience for our students. At UPrep, each member of our community is committed to leading a life of learning.

If you're looking for a second family, this is the place. Everyone knows each other and is supportive of one another. There are many opportunities and resources for whatever you choose to pursue or take interest in." –Class of 2023 graduate


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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