About University Place Elementary

Growing tomorrow's leaders today!

  • students At University Place Elementary, our mission is Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today. Students are provided daily opportunities to develop both academically and socially. Our mission is accomplished through our project-based curriculum and a leadership-based culture. In our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) program, students learn by doing and applying through interdisciplinary, project based learning (PBL) activities that help them develop authentic 21st century college and career readiness skills. We provide schoolwide enrichment opportunities with our daily STEAM/Garden lessons, introduction to a foreign language in lower grades and our monthly interest-based clubs. Our students also have the opportunity to learn an engineering progression using our LEGO lab. In our Leader In Me program, students learn the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People through relevant daily lessons and develop the life skills necessary to reach their full potential and be successful in their next level of learning.

  • New Ways of Learning

  • Learning By Doing

  • Schoolyard Roots

  • Parental Engagement

Contact

  • University Place Elementary School
    2000 1st Avenue
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    205-759-3664

    Nakelya Mullins, Principal

    Brian Rose, Assistant Principal

Key Facts

  • SERVING 400 STUDENTS (GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 5 AND AUTISM UNITS) 


    65 FACULTY & STAFF (CERTIFIED AND CLASSIFIED)

    STEAM PROGRAM: INTERDISCIPLINARY, PBL CURRICULUM

    LEADER IN ME LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL (FIRST IN TCS)