University Prep Schools (U Prep Schools) is a tuition-free charter school network comprised of three distinct Districts and ten K-12 state-of-the-art schools, all located in the heart of Detroit.

Our three distinct Districts provide scholars in grades K-12 an opportunity to align their individual interests and skills with a U Prep school to deliver engaging hands-on learning experiences to inspire young learners. Please scroll below for a complete listing of our schools and to learn more.

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 Engage Critically

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

Applications for the 2024-25 School Year are open.

Click Here to access our 2024-25 application

Schoology & Technical Support

Training is 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.

Click on a link to learn more about Schoology or to access Technical Support.

University Prep Science & Math


UPSM Elementary School

Est: 2013
Grades: k-5
Enrollment: 490

UPSM Middle School

Est: 2010
Grades: 6-8
Enrollment: 497

UPSM High School

Est: 2010
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 489

University Prep Academy 

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UPA Elementary School – Mark Murray Campus

Est: 2008
Grades: k-5
Enrollment: 473

UPA Middle School – Nanette Gill Campus

Est: 2000
Grades: 6-8
Enrollment: 387

UPA High School

Est: 2003
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 578

University Prep Art & Design

UPAD Elementary School

Est: 2012
Grades: K-5
Enrollment: 408

UPAD Middle School

Est: 2009
Grades: 6-8
Enrollment: 372

UPAD High School

Est: 2009
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 519

10 Schools
4617 Students Enrolled
22 Years in Detroit

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