Welcome to AUP

Innovative Urban Education in Downtown Los Angeles

From our Head of School,
Dr. Gary W. Woods

Greetings from AUP!

Whether you are a prospective student, parent, or simply interested in learning more about our people and programs, I’m pleased to welcome you.

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 unequalled 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.

At the heart of AUP, you will find talented faculty and staff who have high degrees of expertise in their field, communicate well with students, and are committed to helping all students grow academically, socially and personally. AUP students create meaningful relationships with teachers, advisers, coaches and peers. Surrounded by peers who share their values, AUP students are eager to come to school each day, develop lifelong friendships, and actively support one another’s success.

I invite you to explore further the multiple sections of the webpage. Please come for a visit, open house or campus tour and meet our students, faculty and families. We want you to experience American University Preparatory School first-hand, to learn by doing as we encourage our students to do.

I hope to see you on campus soon so we can share with you the remarkable teaching and learning that occurs each day here at AUP.

All the best,
Dr. Gary W. Woods

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