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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

Special Education Parent Advisory Council Information Session

  • Date/Time: Monday, April 4th from 4:00-5:30PM
  • Location: To Be Determined

UP Academy Boston, Dorchester, and Holland would like to invite you to our information session! The session will provide families with an introduction to the structure and goals of the Special Education Parent Advisory Council. For more information, click here.

Please email Joanne Jan at to RSVP. 

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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.


  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.

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