AUP is a unique boarding high school in Downtown Los Angeles, California. Students live in a brand new, high tech environment where they learn from faculty and among themselves. Our mission is simple: Understand the world and change it.
American University Preparatory School is a mosaic of students in a variety of racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Half of our student body represents 17 countries, while the other half hail from 8 different states.
Our location in Downtown Los Angeles provides unprecedented access to community resources for students and faculty. Our goal is to prepare students for the independence and responsibility that comes with living in a city center. We have forged a number of partnerships with esteemed educational and business institutions such as the Colburn School, ICL Academy, the Downtown Ketchum YMCA, EEI School of Music, and more. Our co-curricular outings and extracurricular clubs are building blocks of the Student Life experience in LA.
We are a visionary school that promotes a rigorous and interdisciplinary academic program that merges with student-driven research, project-based learning, and technology literacy. We immerse students in a culture of collaboration, creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking with the intended purpose of developing students to be inventors, problem solvers, and leaders in local and global spheres.
We are bringing the world to Los Angeles. Join us!