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UPSD Closed for Presidents' Day Wee . . .

February 13, 2024

All University Place School District schools will be closed Friday, February 16th, and Monday, February 19th for Presidents’ Day Weekend. If you need assistance, the district office will be open on . . .

No School for Students on Monday, J . . .

January 25, 2024

This is a reminder that all University Place School District schools will be closed for students on Monday, January 29, 2024.  This day will be used by staff for grading and preparation for the seco . . .

Winter Break in UPSD

December 15, 2023

University Place School District will be closed for winter break from December 18, 2023, to January 1, 2024. Select staff will be working modified hours over the break. If you need to contact UPSD, p . . .

Reminder: Early Release December 15 . . .

December 13, 2023

Dear UPSD Parents and Guardians: University Place School District will operate on an early release schedule on Friday, December 15th. All students at Curtis Junior and Senior High Schools will b . . .

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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