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UP Academy Dorchester

School Hours

Monday – Tuesday: 7:45am – 3:30pm
Wednesday: 7:45am – 12:30pm
Thursday – Friday: 7:45am – 3:30pm
* Doors open Monday-Friday at 7:15am for breakfast


2015-16 Calendar

Upcoming Events

Please check back regularly!

Map & Directions

Enrollment Information


UP Academy Dorchester is a tuition-free, public school open to all Boston scholars who are incoming K-8th graders. In our first academic year, students formerly enrolled in the Marshall Elementary School were guaranteed admission into UP Academy Dorchester. Today, UP Academy Dorchester enrolls students through a random, city-wide lottery as required by Massachusetts law. An application is needed to enter the UP Academy Dorchester 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, 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.

* UP Academy Dorchester will be holding a second Lottery on Wedneday, April 13th at 5pm. The application deadline for this lottery will be Monday, April 11th at 4pm. 

Our Team

Leadership Team

Teachers and Staff

UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester 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
  • 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
  • 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