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  • Quick Facts About UP Academy Boston:

    • Grades served: 6-8
    • Enrollment: 525
    • Restart Date: August 2011
    • Formerly: Patrick F. Gavin Middle School
    • Mantra: “Heart + Fire”
    • Core Values: ASPIRE (Achievement, Scholarship, Integrity, Respect, Enthusiasm)

    Our Guiding Principles:

    • Extended (185-day) school year
    • Extended (8-hour) school day
    • Safe, orderly learning environment
    • Focused, energetic, and joyful classrooms
    • Rigorous homework every night
    • Academic supports for struggling students (e.g., during school, after school, and Saturdays)
    • Year-round, after-school extracurricular programs (e.g., basketball, cheerleading, soccer, honors chorus, honors dance)
    • Weekly enrichment courses in the areas of art, academics, and sports
    • School uniforms (JB Edward Uniforms)
    • Frequent parent communication

     

     

  • School Hours

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

    School Calendar

    For information on holidays and events, please download the 2015-16 calendar.

    2015-16 Calendar

    Upcoming Events:

    Family Orientation Meetings
    Date: August 12 & 13
    Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
    Location: UP Academy Boston (215 Dorchester St., South Boston)

    First Day of School for All Students
    Date: August 19

  • 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

    To enroll your child for the 2015-16 academic year, please download and submit the application below via mail, in-person, email, or fax. See application for details.

    The deadline to enter the enrollment lottery for the 2015-16 school year is 4pm on Friday, September 25, 2015.

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  • Leadership Team
    Director of Operations

    Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

    Dean of Students

    Principal

    Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

    Teachers and Staff
    Math Teacher

    Science Teacher

    Counselor

    ELA Teacher

    Math Teacher

    ESL Teacher

    History Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Music Teacher

    History Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Science Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    Math Teacher

    School Nurse

    High School Placement Counselor

    Math Teacher

    History and Intervention Teacher

    Math Teacher

    History Teacher

    Subseparate Teacher

    1:1 Aide

    Math Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    Science Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    Special Projects Coordinator

    ESL Teacher

    Student Support Teacher

    Math Teacher

    History Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Science Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    Paraprofessional

    School Culture Coordinator

    Art Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    ESL Teacher

    Paraprofessional

    ELA Teacher

    Office Manager

    Special Education Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Math Teacher

    Math Teacher

    Speech and Language Pathologist

    UP Teaching Fellow

    ELA Teacher

    Office Manager

    Math Teacher

    Board of Trustees
    Tchintcia Barros
    Equity Portfolio Manager, Columbia Management

    Ambar Bhattacharyya (Treasurer)
    Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners

    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