About AUP

Innovative Urban Education in Downtown Los Angeles

Why Choose AUP

Family Atmosphere

  • We promote a family atmosphere that encourages dialogue between parents, teachers and administrators at all levels. We always encourage families to schedule a visit to the American University Preparatory School as part of the enrollment process to learn about each other and, share with you the school resources, programs and, classes that we offer.

Our Teachers and Students

  • We take a team approach to the education of our students. We work together to ensure accelerated student growth and provide a group of support and communication that strives to provide the best program possible for each student in an individualized learning experience.


  • Our college preparatory program is designed to prepare our students for their next level of education. Each student will receive individualized tutoring, guidance and customized programs to help prepare for college.
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Welcome to AUP

  • AUP is an exciting boarding high school located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

  • We are the very first international boarding high school to be located in such a vibrant part of the city.

  • It is fair to say that AUP is quickly becoming the only school of its kind in the country a global village located in a city center that enjoys the unequaled resources of Southern California and is situated within minutes of the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.

  • Fortuitously sited on the edge of the Pacific Rim, AUP is rightly situated to participate in the successes to come in the 21st Century.