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UP Academy Boston

School Hours

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

Calendar

2015-16 Calendar

Upcoming Events

A Meeting of the UP Academy Boston/Dorchester Board of Trustees

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 27th from 5:00-8:00PM
  • Location: UP Education Network, 90 Canal Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114

Please click here to view the agenda.

Special Education Parent Advisory Council Session

  • Date/Time: Thursday, May 19th from 6:00-7:00PM
  • Location: UP Academy Dorchester Library, 35 Westville Street, Boston, MA 02124

All families of UP Academy Boston, Dorchester, and Holland are invited to attend the next session of their schools’ Parent Advisory Council for Special Education. For more information, please click on the links below.

Please email Joanne Jan at jjan@upeducationnetwork.org to RSVP.

Map & Directions

Enrollment Information

Process

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.

Application

Applications are now LIVE for the 2016-17 school year. To enroll your child, you can:

  1. Click here to fill out an online application OR
  2. Download and submit the application below via mail, in-person, email, or fax.

See the application for details.

* UP Academy Boston will be holding a second Lottery on Wednesday, April 27th at 5pm. The application deadline for this lottery will be Friday, April 15th at 4pm. 

Our Team

Leadership Team

Teachers and Staff


    UP Academy Charter School of Boston Board of Trustees

    • Tchintcia Barros, Equity Portfolio Manager, Columbia Management
    • David Biele, Legislative Director & Legal Counsel for State Rep. Nick Collins
    • Beth Clymer (Vice Chair), Vice President, Bain Capital
    • Stacy Cowan, Of Counsel, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
    • Tamekia Groce, Parent Representative, UP Academy Dorchester
    • Amar Kumar, Senior Vice President, Office of the Chief Education Officer, Pearson
    • Daniel R. Manning, Chief of Staff, Civic Engagement Cabinet, Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
    • Robert McConnaughey (Chair), Head of Equities, Columbia Management
    • Nii Amaah Ofosu-Amaah, Principal, Berkshire Partners
    • 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
    • Nelly Xavier, Senior Vice President, Samson Capital Advisors