Experience the U Prep Difference

Known as one of Detroit’s longest standing tuition-free charter schools, University Prep Schools encompasses three distinguishing and unique districts; University Prep Academy, University Prep Science & Math, University Prep Art & Design. Within our districts are 10 campuses that provide children in grades K-12 with a rigorous education preparing them for college and career.  All U Prep Schools are clean, safe, state-of-the art learning communities located in the heart of Detroit. Our culture is based upon a set of distinctive core values creating a nurturing and loving environment that is ripe for learning. Our organizational model is unique and provides dedicated support to the students, faculty, staff and building operations. 

We believe the world is our classroom and through our program students explore a variety of career pathways and unique learning opportunities that inspire young minds to reach their full potential. Partnerships and collaborations include the University of Detroit Mercy, College for Creative Studies, Amazon, LIFT, Detroit Zoological Society, Detroit Police Academy, and others. These learning opportunities provide students an awareness of career options and attainment of dual degrees and certifications. Please speak with the School Director or the School Operations Manager regarding the pathways and learning opportunities available at your campus.

The U Prep community is committed to the families we serve. Our resource rich community provides a variety of parent engagement initiatives, special education services, on-site medical clinics, and college and career counselors to help ensure your child achieves success in life.

Celebrating 20 years serving the families of Detroit, U Prep Schools is steeped in values, traditions, experiences and structures to develop engaged college and career ready learners. To learn more about our origin, click here (link to Thompson Foundation page)

We invite you to come tour our school and learn more about the U Prep experience.