Welcome to UP Education Network, formerly Unlocking Potential. We are a growing network of tuition-free, autonomous, public elementary and middle schools in Massachusetts.

Our mission is to restart and transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Every student deserves an outstanding education, and every community deserves schools that effectively serve their students. UP is invited to make dramatic and much-needed changes to struggling district schools. Our teachers, school leaders, and other team members are true partners with families, community members, local school districts, and city leaders to effect positive and long-lasting change.

UP is proud to serve nearly 2,500 K1-8 scholars across 5 district schools in Boston and Lawrence.