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UP Academy Boston

School Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7:35am – 4:00pm
Friday: 7:35am – 12:00pm


2015-16 Calendar

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar - UP Academy Boston is hosting Culture Night on Friday, 11/13, from 4-5:30PM! We're celebrating the diverse backgrounds in our English as a Second Language (ESL) program! Join us to view engaging student work, and meet students, families, and teachers.

This is a great opportunity to discover ways to help your child succeed in the ESL program and at UP Academy Boston. Interpreters will be present to translate.

Food will be served, although feel free to bring an appetizer!

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Enrollment Information


UP Academy Boston is a tuition-free, public school open to all Boston scholars who are incoming 6-8th graders. In our first academic year, students formerly enrolled in the Patrick F. Gavin Middle School were guaranteed admission into UP Academy Boston. Today, UP Academy Boston enrolls students through a random, city-wide lottery as required by Massachusetts law. An application is needed to enter the UP Academy Boston lottery, but no test scores, grades, recommendations, or history will be taken into consideration.


Applications are now LIVE for the 2016-17 school year. To enroll your child for 2016-17 school year, you can:
  1. Click here to fill out an application on our new online application platform OR
  2. Download and submit the application below via mail, in-person, email, or fax.

See the application for details.

Our Team

Leadership Team

Teachers and Staff

UP Academy Charter School of Boston Board of Trustees

  • Tchintcia Barros, Equity Portfolio Manager, Columbia Management
  • Beth Clymer (Vice Chair), Vice President, Bain Capital
  • Stacy Cowan, Of Counsel, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
  • Tamekia Groce, Parent Representative, UP Academy Dorchester
  • Daniel R. Manning, Chief of Staff, Civic Engagement Cabinet, Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
  • Robert McConnaughey (Chair), Head of Equities, Columbia Management
  • Cecilia Santana-Lind, Parent Representative, UP Academy Boston
  • Jesse Solomon, Director, Boston Teacher Residency
  • Barbara Sullivan, Portfolio Manager for Education, Strategic Grant Partners
  • Mariama White-Hammond, Community Activist and Dorchester Resident