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Welcome to

UPrep–Main St.

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Welcome to United Preparatory Academy – Main St.

We believe that a child's path to college starts with kindergarten. Our school is a safe, close-knit community on the near-east side of Columbus. Our dedicated teachers work hard to provide rigorous, joyful, and academically-rich instruction. It is an honor to serve our families, and we are passionate about doing whatever it takes to see our scholars succeed. 

–Valerie KunzeSchool Director


School Day

Most United Preparatory Academy students ride the bus and will arrive at 8:40 AM. Students who do not ride the bus should arrive at United Preparatory Academy everyday by 8:50 AM to be counted as on time.


School Calendar

The United Preparatory Academy Main Street Campus school year runs from August 22, 2018, through June 5, 2019. School hours are from 8:40 AM to 4:00 PM every day.


Additional Documents

2018-19 UPrep-Main St. Enrollment Form
2018-19 Whitehall Schools Transportation Request Form

UPrep's handbook, with more information on school supplies and a sample schedule, can be found below.

2018-19 UPrep-Main St. Scholar & Family Handbook
Read a copy of our Anti-Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, and Dating Violence Policy.

United Preparatory Academy - Main St.
1469 East Main St.
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: 614-586-1228
Contact: Valerie Kunze

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Interested in seeing if UPrep–Main St. is right for your child?


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Our Team

Check out our careers pages to find leadership, teaching, and operations opportunities to join this team!


Katie Byram | Office Manager

Jade Castro | First Grade

Kate Claren | Kindergarten Teacher

Kaleb Curry | Kindergarten Teacher

Kristen Kelley | First Grade Teacher

Kayla King | Kindergarten Teacher

Valerie Kunze | School Director

David Osborne | Dean of Students

Abigail Schranz | Intervention Specialist

Deidre Spahn | Kindergarten Teacher

Hope Stewart | First Grade Teacher



Our Board


Joseph R. Baszynski Secretary | Executive Officer to the Adjutant General, Ohio National Guard

Jackie Bean - Vice-Chair | Director of People & Strategy, Flying Horse Farms 

Amber Merl Member | Associate, Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP

Mark Ogden - Treasurer | Preconstruction Manager, Turner Construction

John Shockley - Chair | Vice President - Wealth Management, PNC Bank

Bill Weger - Member | Specialist - Business Consulting, Nationwide