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U Prep Schools – Innovative Leaders in Urban Education

As one of Detroit’s oldest and largest charter schools serving over 4,800 children in grades K-12, our mission is to ensure students achieve success in life. We do this through a resource-rich learning community, the innovative expeditionary learning model, state-of-the-art schools, a community committed to its culture, a safe and nurturing environment that is ripe for learning and the Detroit 90/90 Promise; that all schools achieve a 90% graduation and college admissions rate.

Comprised of 3 school districts and 10 schools; University Prep Academy, U Prep Art & Design and U Prep Science & Math the UPrep network provides students with career pathway programs and unique learning opportunities. Students who attend our schools obtain an awareness of what is possible in life, an opportunity to ignite passions from within, and the support to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

This year marks our 20th Anniversary! We are proud of our continued success in preparing students for both college and career. Our success is due to the vision, commitment, passion, and talent of our leadership, faculty and staff.  Thanks to them we are known as innovative leaders in urban education who are truly committed to the families we serve.

Join us and experience the U Prep Difference!

The U Prep Difference

  • We put children first and it shows!
  • Small class sizes help ensure the success of our crew and students.
  • We support the growth of our crew through 1:1 peer mentorships and professional development opportunities.
  • We are a resource-rich district that provides vast resources to our students and crew to ensure their success.
  • We believe in a work-life balance.
  • Our district is comprised of 10 state-of-the-art schools equipped with cutting edge technology.
  • Our learning community is committed to a unique set of core values to create a culture of love, support, and collaboration.
  • We are a unique and innovative district that has changed the face of education in Detroit. We would love to tell you how!
  • Our families love us! All U Prep Schools experience a waitlist for enrollment each year.

Our PERKS Package

  • A highly competitive compensation and benefits package that provides options to meet the individual life needs of our crew members.
  • A comprehensive retirement plan that includes a 6% match to help our crew reach their retirement goals.
  • Additional bonus opportunities are available to our crew throughout the year.
  • A generous PTO/vacation plan plus additional “no school days” to ensure the well being of our crew.
  • We encourage continuing education through professional development and a tuition assistance program.
  • We agree that pets are an extension of our families and offer pet insurance to help ensure their health and well being.
  • Legal services and credit card protection assistance programs are available to help our crew when needed.

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Meet Some Of Our Staff

U Prep is focused on the success of the kids and providing the faculty and staff the resources so they achieve it.  I am honored to serve them both. 

-Brandon Lane