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Teacher of the Year Nominations

March 29, 2024

University Place School District                                    2024 Teacher of the Year UPSD is seeking nominations for that special teacher who is an outstanding representati . . .

UPSD Spring Break: April 1 - 5, 202 . . .

March 27, 2024

Dear UPSD Parents and Guardians: All University Place Schools will be closed April 1 - 5, 2024 for spring break. If you need assistance, the Educational Service Center will be open during the break . . .

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 . . .

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.




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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