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OUR MISSION

TO PREPARE TOMORROW'S Global leaders

Our Mission is to gather tomorrow’s global leaders to our student body, seeking them out from amongst all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people. Our objective is to empower them with camaraderie, learning, tools, experience, access, and understanding of the inner workings of man and institution alike so they may one day return to honorably serve and lead their families, communities, and nations.

OUR OFFERINGS

World Class Academics

A 50 year academic heritage & seasoned instructor guides, coupled with pivotal, hands-on, life-altering experiences oft in the service of one’s fellowmen.

Athletic Programs

Athletic programs structured to provide professional level development, culturally rich travel experiences & maximum recruiting exposure.

Leadership Development

Experiences designed to provide students visionary, problem solving undertakings instilling within them the earned confidience suited tomorrow’s global leaders, with guidance from accomplished mentors who have been there, done that & are doing more.

Epoch Experiences Like No Other

Exposure to national parks, world leaders, great weather, abiding camaraderie &  memorable recreational activities in an extraordinary setting.

OUR GLOBAL REACH

OUR STUDENTS

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The Globe's most ambitious & adventurous students & Student-athletes alike

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The children & grandchildren of global leaders, dignitaries, and captains of industry

UN Kids

Tomorrow’s leaders from both established & emerging nations, as well as from U.N. designated least developed countries

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The best & brightest young scholars from Utah & abroad

ABOUT UTAH PREP

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Utah Prep, the international, preparatory boarding academy, is the amalgamation or merger of three distinct, storied entities into one: a licensed private school, an extraordinary high school basketball club, and a 55 acre school campus nestled in the heart of Southern Utah at the gateway to Zion National Park. You could aptly classify each respectively as the brains, the braun, and the beauty.
As for the brains, the academic arm is celebrating its 50th year of globally recognized academic excellence with its migratory move south to warmer weather where you’ll find its idyllically located Hurricane, Utah campus. In just such a setting you will find the underpinning ideals of truth, family, and leadership exemplified not only in daily Utah Prep campus life but personified in each student's academic journey.
As for the braun, Utah Prep’s nationally ranked basketball team, going into its fifth season, traces its genesis to the high school basketball development program of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake. While anchored by its basketball programs, golf, volleyball, tennis and other athletic undertakings will call Utah Prep home.
As for the beauty, Utah Prep’s singular campus setting within Hurricane, Utah’s visually stunning environs is a superlative example of the one-of-a-kind properties, mirroring Utah Prep’s one-of-a-kind educational journey, featured in the portfolio of one of the school’s many patrons, Zion Red Rock. Arrange a campus visit today!
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OUR CAMPUS

Utah Prep’s new home currently features housing for 200 students, coaches, and staff, as well as state of the art class rooms, athletic facilities and fields, basketball courts, and is the home to the regionally renowned, award-winning dinner-theatre Rattlin’ D Playhouse.

campus PROXIMITY

Situated at the Gateway to Zion National Park, Utah Prep is but minutes away from exceptional golf courses, boating lakes & beaches, hiking, off-road ATV excursions, and other recreational areas including Sand Hollow State Park. A brand new waterpark opening this summer is just across the street. Historic St. George, as well as its convenient regional airport, are a 15 minute drive from campus. Las Vegas, Nevada is an hour and forty minutes away, with skiing and Utah’s “Mighty 5” national parks but a comfortable drive away.

ACADEMICS

Utah Prep’s STEAM-focused educational academy will feature international student exchange opportunities, global internship opportunities within foreign government ministries, UN agencies, and the likes, bolstered by visiting professor and VIP entrepreneurship programs. Current school administrators and staff are locally and regionally connected with global experience in such undertakings, and have received numerous awards.

CURRICULUM THAT SETS US APART















Not only our athletic programs, but curriculum will also set Utah Prep apart as an elite offering in academic excellence. State-of-the-art courses will cover topics ranging from automotive design, Esports, and agriculture to nursing, hospitality, global logistics, and beyond.

ATHLETICS CATERED TO ALL SKILL LEVELS

Utah Prep’s athletic offerings include elite, travelling teams vying for national championships. Opportunities also abound for our programs to be endorsed by the UHSAA playing for State Championships as well as club level competition. Opening our new campus in Hurricane, Utah (St. George area) in celebration of our 50th year, St. George’s year around mild weather provides the perfect one-two punch for year around indoor and outdoor sporting activities. While Utah Prep’s Southern Utah Campus is only 90 minutes from some of Utah’s world class skiing, a satellite campus further supporting our planned sk school operations will be opened for the the 2026-2027 school year. Planned for 2027-2028, Utah Prep is also working closely with FIBA to open its new Miami/Ft. Lauderdale headquarters that will also house our Florida Prep Campus, as well as working with The Grind Session to open a Dallas, Texas area campus the same year, hence offering our students and staff even more opportunities as they rotate from one campus to another. Our athletic offerings will be expanding to further include—in addition to basketball and golf—volleyball, tennis, soccer, skiing, baseball, rugby, lacrosse, esports, and flag football.

OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES

JJ MANDAQUIT

As the State of Utah’s #1 rated point guard (per ESPN), Utah Prep’s JJ Mandaquit (Class of 2025) was the starting point guard for Team USA’s 2023 U-16 gold medal-winning team. JJ has several D1 Scholarship offers.

ANNOUNCEMENT SOON

A Nationally Ranked Student Athlete. Announcement Forthcoming.

JOHN SOUTHWICK

With the national exposure Utah Prep affords, John has become recognized as one of the premier shooters in the Class of 2025, receiving four D1 scholarship offers during his first three months on the team.

ANTHONY FELESI

Ranked in the Class of 2026’s top 30, not only does Anthony have multiple D1 scholarship offers, he also has several NBA scouts evaluating him due to his combination of skill, athleticism, and upside potential.

ATHLETICS

For the 2024-25 school year, Utah Prep athletic programs will include Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, and Golf. Our athletic programs are specifically designed for students who are serious about developing themselves to compete at the highest levels. Athletic resources will mimic a high-level college program. This includes experienced coaches, strength & conditioning programs, high-end athletic facilities, sports medicine & recovery, and competitive schedules. We offer opportunities for athletes who are at the beginning of their journey, as well as those who are recognized as the best in their sport.

GOLF TEAM IN PARADISE

With numerous world- class golf courses just minutes away, Utah Prep’s golf development advisors, tour player’s, FITTERS, and coaches will be laying out tried and true strategic road maps for its elite golfers that will lead to national rankings, the NCAAs, and beyond.

BLACK DESERT RESORT
– 30 minutes from campus 
– 7,200 yard, Par 72, 19- hole course
– PGA/LPGA Tour Event Host Location

SAND HOLLOW
– 8 minutes from campus
– 7,300 yard, Par 72, 18- hole Championship Course
– 3,600 yard, Par 36, 9-hole Links Course

SUN RIVER
– 30 minutes from campus
– 7,200 yard, Par 72, 19- hole course
– PGA/LPGA Tour Event Host Location

School Leadership

SAM GIBBS - ACADEMIC dean

Director of Academics, Real Salt Lake Academy. 19 years plus as a high school principal; recipient of state- wide Principal of the Year Award; US Department of Education fellow, Chinese Hanban Institute; Awarded UAPCS Administrator of Year.

SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Fully Accredited

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the seasond preparatory academy is fully Cognia Accredited (NCA CASI, NWAC & SACS CASI).

Student Visas

The school is US Department of State SVEP approved to issue foreign students form I-20 pursuant F-1 Student Visas and has done so for decades.

Curriculum

The institution boasts a robust English as a Second Language program (ESL) & global, NCAA approved academics and sporting programs. 

Tax Status

The prep school is a tax-exempt organization per US IRS Section 501(c)(3). As appropriate, some activities will fall under for-profit classification.

INVESTING IN TOMORROW

EDUCATIONAL SPENDING TRANSLATES TO LIFELONG RETURNS

THE SOCIAL BENEFITS OF EDUCATION

lower mortality rates | diminished prejudice | augmented tax revenues | economic growth in regions | controlled population growth | enhanced health for individuals | increased support for civil liberties | active participation in civil society | stability in two-parent homes | advocacy for climate action | reductions in crime rates. slower disease spread | cleaner environment | decreased poverty

UTAH AT A GLANCE

“(Utah) is the best place in the world to build a business. It’s magical. ” - JEREMY ANDRUS (CEO, TRAEGER GRILLS) HOME OF SILICON SLOPES HOST OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES WORLD-CLASS SKI RESORTS

HOME OF SILICON SLOPES

THE UNITED STATES’ PREIMMINENT TECHNOLOGY COMMUNITY

Proliferation of high-tech startups and billion-dollar enterprises with offices near the skiable, bikeable, and hikeable mountains of Utah. These companies are drawn by Utah’s highly educated and multilingual residents. Utah Prep works tirelessly to arrange instruction from & student internships with these mentoring companies.

HOST OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

HOST OF THE 2002 WINTER & FUTURE OLYMPIC GAMES

Budgetary surplus of US$40 million used to fund the formation of the Utah Athletic Foundation—which continues to maintain the facilities built for these Olympics. Utah boasts extraordinary athletic training infrastructure and facilities, many of which Utah Prep's student body will be able to study & expereince again and again.

WORLD-CLASS SKI RESORTS

$2.54 BILLION SKI & SNOWBOARD VISITOR SPEND IN 2022-23

Utah is renowned for its world-class ski resorts, including the likes of Alta, Sundance, Deer Valley, Brian Head, and the USA’s largest, Park City Mountain Resort. Utah boasts the first new US ski resort in over 50 years, the Mayflower Resort & Marcella Mountain. For students and their families wishing to experience a winter wonderland but a comfortable drive from the warmer climate of Utah Prep's Hurricane campus, indeed, "This is the right place!"

WHY UTAH

A main highlight of Utah’s cultural and spiritual scene is Temple Square in dowtown Salt Lake City, the religious hub for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which sees an estimated 3-5 million visitors annually. Utah is known for it religious tolerance and humanitarian services carried out across the globe.

Utah offers a rich cultural scene, with museums, theaters, religious centers, and recreational amenities contributing to a high quality of life and unique educational opportunities. Utah is home to several prestigious universities fostering a highly educated workforce and numerous opportunities for Utah Prep graduates.

Proximity to numerous institutions of higher learning, such as Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah State, the University of Utah, Utah Tech, Weber State, Southern Utah University, and Utah Valley University creates opportunities for Utah Prep students to access world class research facilities, experiences unparalled NCAA athletic competitions, and partake of the numerous other community supported, lifestyle amenities catering to the academic experience of high school and college student alike.

UTAH's MIGHTY 5

Utah’s 5 National Parks attract millions of visitors each year, with Zion and Bryce Canyon among the top 15 most visited parks in the USA in 2022 (#3 and #15 respectively). (Utah Prep sits at the gateway to Zion.) Utah’s State & National Parks not only offer rich recreational opportunities, but unique educational experiences afforded by these wonders of nature.

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