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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Because of Covid-19, all UPrep admissions events for 2020-21 are being held online. Hear from our Head of School Ronnie Codrington Cazeau and participate in a Q&A panel with UPrep faculty and students. October 15 and November 12 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Additional dates will be available in December and January. More information about these events and additional virtual events available on our website. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
University Prep is a top rated, private school located in Seattle, WA. It has 604 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $38,880 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,880
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
18%
Average Financial Aid
$28,000

University Prep Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1360
80 responses
Average ACT
30
57 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Fun Day
    23%
  • Mr. U Prep
    17%
  • Senior Retreat
    14%
  • Buff Puff Volleyball
    11%
  • Dances, Chamber choir, and Jazz Choir
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Traditions Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
604
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$116,576
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,744
National
$949
Median Home Value
$637,505
National
$184,700
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University Prep Reviews

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My son is starting 9th grade at U Prep after 3 wonderful middle school years at the school. They have fostered such an amazing sense of independence and self-advocacy through the structured gradual release supports - including intentional SEL learning, advisory, and social justice. He has benefited from a variety of academic and elective classes, including Introduction to Investments through their Global Online Academy partnership. The schedule, with longer class periods and semester intensives provides a variety of ways to deeply engage with challenging material. With clubs and extra-curricular classes at the school there are many unique ways to grow and develop interests beyond academics. While all of this is incredible, it is the community that U Prep provides that makes it so special. Staff and leadership are in constant communication and the staff are constantly reflecting on how to constantly improve based on feedback. We are looking forward to high school!
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I am a UPrep alumna who graduated in the mid-1990s and my daughter will be going into 7th grade at UPrep this fall – her second year at the school. I had hoped that my daughter would experience the same rigorous academics and caring community that I did and this has definitely proved to be the case! UPrep is a place where teachers really get to know each student and have insights into their individual strengths; as a result, they help steer students toward electives and leadership positions in their areas of interest that they might not otherwise have considered. It is a place where students feel safe to branch out and try new things - my daughter started her own art club with a friend in 6th grade, dabbled in playing the cello and took her first foray into learning Mandarin Chinese, all on a gorgeous campus in a residential neighborhood where several of the teachers I had 20+ years ago are still teaching (no doubt a testament to how much they themselves love the school!).
When we applied for an independent school, we only applied to UPrep. As an educator at a local university, we sought out schools that prioritized the academic and social-emotional development of the whole child. It was equally important for the school to have a genuine welcoming and inclusive community. The application process was very personalized and joined UPrep four years ago. The middle school years were wonderful because the teachers are caring and excel in academic content areas. Our daughter is not athletic but with the “no-cut” policy, she found passion in two sports teams.
Academically, she is continuously challenged and thrives in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Our daughter is now a sophomore year and she has been the best version of herself because of her advisors, friends, and teachers. She believes she can approach any teacher or student because they all embrace different perspectives and understand the core values of Uprep.