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Redding, CA
Students enrolled: 865

4 stars
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16 reviews of this school

University Preparatory School 5

Posted September 02, 2013
- a parent
U Prep is a great school with a wonderful staff. Clearly these educators believe in the kids' ability to rise to the challenge of an education on par with that in better schools in major metropolitan areas. As a result, most are meeting the challenge and will be prepared to compete confidently, and succeed outside of Redding. Furthermore, the students have sports, music and clubs available to them. We are very happy with U Prep.

University Preparatory School 5

Posted July 10, 2011
- a parent
It's a wonderful school. Academically challenging, yet encourages social interaction in a variety of venues, dances, sports, performances, etc.

University Preparatory School 4

Posted March 11, 2011
- a community member
this school gives each student an opportunity to be part of the school either through sports, clubs, or special events, whereas larger schools leave so many "lost" in the numbers. the support system of the staff is great, doesn't matter if you are that members student or not, they are still available to help either the student that conects with them or the parent that is most compfortable with them. The academics are priority one, but the sports programs are getting stronger every year and is a great incentive for many of the students that need alittle "mind" break. The Mandrin class is exceptional, and it's refreshing to have such a personally involved teacher that loves thier subject matter and passes that on to his students. More hands on in science (labs) and history making the subjects more exciting would be great, but the math and english department seem to be very strong. all in all this has been a great experience and choice made for this family. grandparent of four year student.

University Preparatory School 4

Posted December 12, 2010
- a parent
Great school. Rigorous curriculum that challenges kids. Nurturing students and parental communication needs some improvement.

University Preparatory School 1

Posted December 10, 2010
- a parent
I agree the school has a strong academic base but if your child is in need of help there is none available. I have had meetings with the school and was told this is an academic based school and maybe your child should leave and go to a K-8th grade school. After 6th grade teachers do not put assignments in aeries, communication is poor.

University Preparatory School 2

Posted November 09, 2010
- a parent
My child attended this school from 6th- 7th grade. The information being taught is wonderful. The way it is taught not as impressive. They use half sheets of graph paper. Then shrink down math problems to a tiny print. Students are to use these unreadable forms math. The 6th grade math teacher makes it well known. He will gladly accept bribes in the form of Starbucks for late work. The prep-latin course is unable to afford books. So your child will be required to handwrite vocab. words and definitions. So if there are any errors between the board and what they copy down. That is what they study all week. Some of the teachers at this school are great. Many of them are almost unreachable. You will end up emailing and calling many times before you get anywhere. We had to copy all finished work. Due to continuous input error.

University Preparatory School 5

Posted August 06, 2010
- a parent
It a fantastic school, with a strong academic base. No as sports crazed as most other local schools.

University Preparatory School 5

Posted September 16, 2009
- a community member
My grandchildren are receiving a superb education from this school. Teachers, administrators, studies are all far above average, They more than deserve to be rewarded. They should be the mold for more CA schools.

University Preparatory School
no rating

Posted September 13, 2009
- a parent
Why do they waste all the money to play football. This is a small school with the emphasize on academics. Save the money and have 10 smaller and more successful athletic teams.

University Preparatory School
no rating

Posted August 31, 2009
- a parent
Okay. So, so. Not much different than most schools. Good, not so good.

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University Preparatory School
2200 Eureka Way, Redding, CA  96001
(530) 245-2790
Last modified University Preparatory School is a Charter school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
University Preparatory School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top