University Prep Academy is a unique public/private collaboration. While it is a Grand Rapids Public School, it has a separate board of directors who share in the responsibilities of running the school. The board is also committed to raising funds to ensure that our students have funds for special educational activities.   

Additionally, University Prep Academy welcomes the donation of gently used or new clothes that fit into our school uniform (khaki-colored casual/dress pants, navy sweaters, and dress shoes.   

We greatly appreciate all donations.

Checks may be made to the Grand Rapids University Preparatory Association and mailed to:

University Prep Academy/Grand Rapids University Preparatory Association
P.O. Box 3127 
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-3127

Clothes may be dropped off during regular school hours between 8 am - 3 pm.  at the school: 512 S. Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Thank you for your consideration of making an invest in the lives of our youth!


Kenyatta Hill

Kenyatta Hill-Hall

Jessalynn Johnson
Assistant Principal

Samuel Mickens, Sr.
Dean of Students

Alisha Cogdell
Head Secretary

Rodney Lewis
Executive Director of High Schools and Alternative Education