UPrep - Seattle

UPrep - Seattle

UPrep is a 6–12 independent school in Seattle. Our students learn to lead a life of learning.

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Join Us at UPrep Together! 03/14/2023

UPrep Together, our annual celebration in support of the Endowed Financial Aid Fund, is just a few weeks away! On the PrepTalk blog, hear from three UPrep parents and guardians about why they support UPrep Together. Even more information can be found at www.upreptogether.org. Join the celebration by reserving your spot today! Tickets are on sale through next Friday, March 24

Join Us at UPrep Together! A Q&A with three UPrep families: the Crawford family, the Sill family, and the Angelone family (pictured clockwise from upper left)

Honoring Leaders on International Women’s Day 03/09/2023

Happy International Women’s Day! Today on the PrepTalk blog, we’re shining the spotlight on some of the women leaders in our UPrep community. We are so grateful that these amazing women educators are Pumas!

Honoring Leaders on International Women’s Day Learn more about Head of School Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau, Director of Athletics Rebecca Moe, Spanish Teacher Elena Tello Portoles, Director of Middle School Susie Wu and Assistant Director of Upper School Meg Anderson-Johnston (clockwise from upper left).

03/03/2023

Director of Upper School Joel Sohn was recently featured in NAIS Magazine. Read his reflections on building communities of trust, support, and impact.

NAIS - Community: A Reflection on Support, Trust, and Impact This article appeared as "Support, Trust, and Impact" in the Spring 2023 issue of Independent School. We live in a country where we are told that rugged individualism translates into grit and determination, and this translates into success. We buy into this idea so much that we forget we are part o...

Listen to Learn: Still Rising 03/02/2023

In the final installment in our Black History Month series on the PrepTalk blog, UPrep parent and Trustee Ninevah Rudolph Lowery shares a reflection on her feelings about Blackness in America and what the month means to her.

Listen to Learn: Still Rising Ninevah Rudolph Lowery, UPrep trustee and parent, learned early that the march to equality and fairness is for each one of us.

02/28/2023

If you are raising kids, you are navigating technology with them. Do you feel like they won’t put down the tablet? Like they started asking for a smartphone in preschool? What are they doing on those devices anyway?! Devorah Heitner, PhD will deliver practical, timely, and non-judgmental advice to set our kids up for success in our digital world at this upcoming virtual Parent/Guardian Education event on March 16. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link: https://universityprep-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P4KIcbZGRIq8Bh7O2K633A

02/17/2023

We are thrilled to announce our summer 2023 alumni event schedule! On Saturday, June 10 all alumni are invited to campus to enjoy entertainment, food and drinks, and more! Classes ending in three will celebrate their milestone reunions. On Saturday, July 15 we are returning to Lumen Field to watch the Sounders take on FC Dallas. Kick off will be at 7:30 p.m., and we will gather before the match to have some snacks and drinks. Get your tickets for both of our all-ages events today: bit.ly/PumaSummerEvents23 We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Listen to Learn: Celebrating Black History Month 02/16/2023

This week on the PrepTalk blog, Assistant Head of School for Academics Ed Billingslea shares his thoughts on Black History Month and why he chooses to focus on joy and celebration.

Listen to Learn: Celebrating Black History Month Ed Billingslea, assistant head of school for academics, believes celebration provides an avenue to spark conversations to help find common ground.

02/15/2023

Calling all parents and guardians! ❤ Today is a great day to show your love for the UPrep community by registering for our upcoming UPrep Together celebration! Join us at Fremont Studios on March 31 for this joy-filled evening of student performances, drinks, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and community building—all in support of our Endowed Financial Aid Fund. We ❤ UPrep Together! Register today: https://universityprep.ejoinme.org/registernow

Global Link: New Mexico - University Prep, Seattle 02/14/2023

New on the UPrep YouTube channel, get a closer look at our Global Link: New Mexico Middle School intensive course and hear from our trip leader and several students about their experience!

Global Link: New Mexico - University Prep, Seattle Learn more about our Middle School Global Link: New Mexico course!

Puma Profile: Amy Colfelt ’87 02/09/2023

On the PrepTalk blog, learn about UPrep alum Amy Colfelt ’87, an educational consultant living in Hong Kong. She’s answering questions about her career, her time at UPrep, and more.

Puma Profile: Amy Colfelt ’87 When Amy Colfelt ’87 (pictured with her son on his 18th birthday) attended UPrep, pickleball nets were strung up all over the courtyard.

02/08/2023

Our annual community celebration and fundraiser, UPrep Together, is coming up on Friday, March 31. Register today to join your fellow parents and guardians for a festive night out, which will include grade-level gatherings, a photo booth, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and more! The event’s program will showcase speakers and student performers, in addition to a paddle raise in support of UPrep’s Endowed Financial Aid Fund. We hope to see you there! Register here: https://universityprep.ejoinme.org/registernow

02/07/2023

Parents and guardians are invited to join us on campus on February 15 for a town hall discussion to hear from Head of School Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau about her thoughts on and vision for the future of UPrep. You will also hear from Director of Innovation and Experiential Education Brian Gonzales about the ULab and how this building will allow us to achieve some of our goals for our students’ learning and the school. RSVP here: https://events.veracross.com/uprep/73-Townhall

UPrep Intensives: Winter 2023 - University Prep, Seattle 02/03/2023

Get a closer look at winter intensives with this new recap video on the UPrep YouTube channel!

UPrep Intensives: Winter 2023 - University Prep, Seattle At UPrep, intensives are three-week terms during which students take one class full-time, earning the same credit as a one semester class.Intensive courses a...

02/01/2023

Calling all parents and guardians! We are thrilled to invite you to join us on Friday, March 31 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Fremont Studios for UPrep Together, our annual community celebration and fundraiser. This festive evening will feature grade-level social gatherings, speakers and student performers, and a paddle raise in support of UPrep’s Endowed Financial Aid Fund. Get your tickets today at www.upreptogether.org!

01/26/2023

UPrep's Parent Guardian Association and Upper School Students of Service Club are partnering to support Treehouse, the only nonprofit in Washington State focused on the specific educational needs of youth in foster care. Help your fellow Pumas by bringing in new or gently-used coats to donate to the Treehouse store, where kids and teens can get critical supplies. Treehouse needs coats for all age groups, but they especially need coats appropriate for teens and young adults.

Collection Times:
Wednesday, February 1 and Thursday, February 2 during drop-off (7:30–8:30 a.m.) and pick-up (2:45–3:30 p.m.) and at the PGA general meeting on February 6.

Collection Location:
Students will be stationed at the UPrep bus turnaround (on 25th Ave, just before the P-Patch) to collect coat donations. There will also be a donation barrel at the Custom Metro Bus stop for students who ride the bus.

01/23/2023

People of color who are interested in working at independent schools are invited to attend the Northwest Independent School Diversity Career Fair on Saturday, February 11, 2023. This virtual career fair is offered through the collaborative effort of UPrep and 22 other regional schools.

Attendees of the career fair will hear from diversity practitioners about working in independent schools and learn about current career opportunities in teaching and staff positions. Registration is free of charge. We look forward to meeting you! To register and for more information: https://www.lakesideschool.org/diversitycareerfair

Intensives in Action: January 2023 01/19/2023

As we wrap up winter intensives 2023, we're taking a closer look at four classes: Robotics Programming, Film Photography, Electricity & Magnetism, and Yes And… Making Theatre with Improv. Hear from the teachers and students about their intensive experiences on the PrepTalk blog.

Intensives in Action: January 2023 Each of the 31 intensive courses provides students with opportunities to hear from guest speakers, to engage in off-campus learning, and create student-led projects. Above, students in the Chinese intensive visit the International District.

01/13/2023

Join us on Zoom for the third event in our 2022-2023 Virtual Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series on January 19 at 6:00 p.m.! UPrep is proud to partner with local independent schools to bring you Dr. Yuria Celidwen. Dr. Celidwen will join us to share more about healing and wholeness as love, power, and resistance. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JPZJiv86Q2ycg7SzQ2dQBw

UPrep's Winter Visual Arts Showcase 2022 - University Prep, Seattle 01/12/2023

New on the UPrep YouTube channel, get a behind-the-scenes look at our Winter 2022 Visual Arts Showcases, where over 100 works of student art were on display, and hear from two of our student artists!

UPrep's Winter Visual Arts Showcase 2022 - University Prep, Seattle Get an inside look at the Winter 2022 Visual Arts Showcase at UPrep and hear from two student artists.

01/10/2023

Do you have an approach to teaching your student about financial literacy? Brett Carolan, certified financial planner and senior lead advisor with Brighton Jones, will review the nuts and bolts of bank accounts, budgets, safe online financial practices, fixed vs. variable costs, an introduction to investing, and more at this upcoming Parent Guardian Education event. While this event is intended for parents and guardians only, attendees will leave with links to free instructional videos on these topics to share with their students. We hope you'll join us on January 18!

01/10/2023

Want to learn more about financial aid for independent schools? UPrep's Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid Doug Moon will be sharing his knowledge on "Affording a Private School Education" on Wednesday, January 18, from 6-7pm (via Zoom), in partnership with Puget Sound Independent Schools.

Register here: https://lnkd.in/gbh6fwhG

01/05/2023

This Saturday (January 7), all UPrep alumni are invited to return to UPrep’s campus for our first-ever Alumni Back-to-School Night. Get together with fellow alums to experiment with VR sets, play pickleball in the Pumadome, return to Founders Hall with Mr. Fleming, explore in the science lab, and more! Tickets are $10.00 and include two drink tickets, food, and the entrance to the event. Get your tickets today: https://events.veracross.com/uprep/72-Alumni-Back-to-School-23

01/03/2023

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Puma Fund so successful! Our entire community came together to raise more than $1M in support of this crucial fund that impacts the daily life of all our Pumas. Hear from Head of School Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau about our gratitude and the difference YOU make. If you haven't had a chance to make a gift or pledge to the Puma Fund, you can do so today at www.supportuprep.org.

Photos from UPrep - Seattle's post 12/16/2022

Calling all UPrep alumni! If you’ll be in the Seattle area in early January, you’re invited to return to UPrep’s campus for our first ever Alumni Back-to-School Night on Saturday, January 7, 2023! Get together with fellow alums to experiment with VR sets, play pickleball in the Pumadome, return to the theater with Mr. Fleming, explore in the science lab, and more! Tickets are $10.00 and include two drink tickets, food, and the event. Get your tickets today: https://bit.ly/alumnibtsn23 🐾

Flipping and Flying 12/15/2022

On the PrepTalk blog, read an excerpt from The Puma Press, UPrep's Upper School student newspaper. UPrep seniors Emma S. and Loobna S. wrote about taking a beginners flying trapeze class at Emerald City Trapeze Arts.

Flipping and Flying UPrep seniors Emma S. and Loobna S. wrote about their Flying Trapeze class. This article is a reprint from the November 9 issue of the The Puma Press, the Upper School student paper, followed by a Q& A with the article writers.

Student Brings Back Her NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference Experience 12/08/2022

On the PrepTalk blog, UPrep senior Ilham M. is reflecting on her learning at this year's National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Student Diversity Leadership Conference, an annual multiracial, multicultural gathering of Upper School student leaders from around the country.

Student Brings Back Her NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference Experience Six UPrep Upper School students—Ilham M., Ashley P. T., Bryant L., Ella G., Dani M., and Coleman H. , pictured above—attended the annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, which took place in San Antonio, Texas.

12/02/2022

All alumni are invited to return to UPrep’s campus for our first Alumni Back-to-School Night on Saturday, January 7, 2023! Revisit the people, places, and lessons you loved…without the homework. Get together with fellow alums to experiment with VR sets, play Pickleball in the Pumadome, test your history skills with Mr. Grant, and more! Tickets are $10.00 and include two drink tickets, food, and the event. Get your tickets today: https://bit.ly/alumnibtsn23

Show Your Work: Defining the American Character in U.S. History Class 12/01/2022

This week on the PrepTalk blog, get an inside look at Aaron Sokoll’s 11th grade U.S. History class and their recent “American Character” podcasting project

Show Your Work: Defining the American Character in U.S. History Class Four students and History Teacher Aaron Sokoll talk about the American character and the reality of our history (pictured above: Duncan B., Nalin T., Aaron, Ari. F., and Olivia C).

11/30/2022

Congratulations to these eleven UPrep students for competing in this year’s American Math Competition, a challenging contest that is offered once a year by the American Mathematics Association. Way to go Anousha, Belen, Brian, Coco, Dante, Jerryl, Kelton, Maddie, René, Terence, and Tyler! With only a pencil, paper, ruler, compass, and their brains, they represented our school as top problem-solvers! An extra shout-out to René (11th grade) and Terence (6th grade) on earning UPrep’s top scores.

11/29/2022

Families of color are invited to come explore UPrep and over 30 other Puget Sound independent schools at this school fair event on Wednesday, December 14. Meet members from each school community and learn more about the admissions process and financial aid opportunities. Join us and find the right school for your child! Puget Sound Independent Schools

Inside UPrep's Makerspace - University Prep, Seattle 11/22/2022

Watch the latest video on our YouTube channel for a look inside UPrep’s Makerspace, where our students become creative, self-directed, and empowered inventors, designers, and engineers. From virtual reality devices and 3D printers to robots and drones, the Makerspace is full of tools and technologies for students to explore.

Inside UPrep's Makerspace - University Prep, Seattle Get a closer look at the creative student-driven learning that happens inside UPrep's Makerspace.

11/18/2022

Last Friday, we hosted an alumni gathering in Washington, D.C.! Head of School Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau enjoyed meeting our alumni and hearing about their experiences as UPrep students and where life is taking them now. It has been a highlight of the fall to meet so many young alums out on the East Coast! 🐾

Leaders to Learn From: Elena Tello Portoles, Spanish Teacher and 12th Grade Dean 11/17/2022

In the latest installment in the Leaders to Learn From series on the PrepTalk blog, get to know Spanish Teacher and 12th Grade Dean Elena Tello Portoles. This school year marks Elena's 18th year at UPrep. She's sharing what she loves about teaching Spanish and working with Upper School students, something you'd be surprised to learn about her, and more.

Leaders to Learn From: Elena Tello Portoles, Spanish Teacher and 12th Grade Dean Spanish Teacher Elena Tello Portoles says the teachers at UPrep don’t just teach a subject; we really want to support and allow our students to blossom for who they are.

11/14/2022

Join us on Zoom tomorrow evening for the second event in our 2022-2023 Virtual Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series! UPrep is proud to partner with local independent schools to bring you Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., speaker, author, educator, and founder of the White Privilege Conference and The Privilege Institute. Check the UPrep All School Email for registration details.

11/10/2022

UPrep is hosting an alumni gathering in DC tomorrow night! If you're an alum in the DC area, stop by Agora Restaurant in Dupont Circle tomorrow to mingle with fellow Pumas and meet our Head of School, Ronnie Codrington-Cazeau. We’ll have drinks and appetizers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for you to enjoy. See you there!

Listen to Learn: Remembering and Thanking Our Veterans 11/10/2022

This Veterans Day, we are honoring and thanking our two U.S. Army veteran faculty members, English Teacher Mawee Aguon and History Teacher Damin Bauer. Learn more in the latest installment in the Listen to Learn series on the PrepTalk blog.

Listen to Learn: Remembering and Thanking Our Veterans English Teacher Mawee Aguon and History Teacher Damin Bauer have both served in the U.S. Army.

11/09/2022

As we tally up this year’s Puma Fund total, to say we are happy would be an understatement – we are blown away! Together, our community has raised an astonishing $1,018,777 and achieved 83% parent participation. We are so grateful to everyone who has made a gift or pledge and helped ensure that UPrep continues to provide an exceptional educational experience for all our students. If you haven’t yet made a gift or pledge, you can still support the Puma Fund anytime online at supportuprep.org.

11/08/2022

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