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University Prep Schools (U Prep Schools) serves children in grades K-12 through experiential and individualized learning programs. University Prep is comprised of three districts; University Preparatory Academy (UPA), University Prep Art & Design (UPAD), and University Prep Science & Math (UPSM) and ten schools. Scroll below to see a listing of our schools.

U Prep students graduate with the following skills;

  • Master Core Academic Content
  • Think Critically and Solve Complex Problems
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Work Collaboratively
  • Learn How to Learn
  • Develop Academic Mindset
  • Know how to Critically Engage

Open Enrollment

We are currently accepting applications in Kindergarten – 11th grade for the 2021-22 school year. Scroll down and receive information to attend a Virtual Open House at one of our 10 campuses.

Click “ADMISSIONS” to access our application, today!

Click “VIDEOS” to learn more about U Prep Schools.


Training will be provided to our families and students on Chromebook use, Power School, and our new virtual learning platform, Schoology. Please contact the school offices to obtain details.

To learn more about Schoology or to access Technical Support, click on a link above.

University Prep Science & Math

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UPSM Elementary School

Est: 2013
Grades: k-5
Enrollment: 520

UPSM Middle School

Est: 2010
Grades: 6-8
Enrollment: 536

UPSM High School

Est: 2010
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 498

University Prep Academy 

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UPA Elementary School – Mark Murray Campus

Est: 2008
Grades: k-5
Enrollment: 480

UPA Middle School – Nanette Gill Campus

Est: 2000
Grades: 6-8
Enrollment: 442

UPA High School

Est: 2003
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 554

University Prep Art & Design

UPAD Elementary School

Est: 2012
Grades: K-5
Enrollment: 405

UPAD Middle School

Est: 2009
Grades: 6-8
Enrollment: 376

UPAD High School

Est: 2009
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 520
10 Schools
4764 Students Enrolled
21 Years in Detroit
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UPA Funding Information

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UPSM Funding Information

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UPAD Funding Information