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Last Week of School Calendar Remind . . .

June 10, 2024

This is a reminder that all University Place School District schools will begin at their regular start times this Wednesday, June 12th. There is no late start schedule this week. Additionally, the . . .

UPSD Closed on Memorial Day

May 22, 2024

All University Place School District buildings will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.  UPSD will resume our normal school schedule on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024. . . .

University Place School District Op . . .

May 13, 2024

University Place School District  Opens Transition Kindergarten UPSD is excited to offer a new program to our community.  Transition Kindergarten (TK) is a free, all day program for 4 year olds who . . .

Teacher of the Year Nominations

April 9, 2024

It's that time of year to nominate that special, hard-working teacher! UPSD is seeking nominations for that special teacher who is an outstanding representative of the excellence in teaching found t . . .

About Our District

Since its inception in 1894, in fact, the University Place School District's history has been one of timely choices, wise leadership, and thoughtful planning which has provided, as George R. Curtis liked to proclaim, "the best schools in the country" for our children and for the community.


Contact Us:
3717 Grandview Dr W.
University Place, Washington 98466

Phone: 253-566-5600
Fax: 253-566-5607


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Academic Excellence
Students in University Place School District will meet or exceed high academic standards by acquiring essential knowledge and skills.



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Health & Safety
Students in University Place School District will attend school each day in a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment. Additionally, students will learn the knowledge, skills and habits necessary for their ongoing health and fitness.



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Citizenship & Inclusion
Students in University Place School District will demonstrate strong character and citizenship. Students will learn about the importance of serving others, practicing kindness and acting in ways that help everyone to feel valued, welcome and included.  



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