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  • Welcome To
    UP Academy Charter
    School of Boston

    Here are some fast facts about our school:

    • Grades served: 6-8
    • Enrollment: 480
    • Restart Date: August 2011
    • Formerly: Patrick F. Gavin Middle School
    • Mantra: “Heart + Fire”
    • Core Values: ASPIRE (Achievement, Scholarship, Integrity, Respect, Enthusiasm)

    Our Guiding Principles:

    While each UP Academy is unique, all of our schools are founded on and connected by a set of guiding principles. Here are a few key aspects of the UP Academy model:

    • 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
    • Frequent parent communication

     

     

  • Welcome To
    UP Academy Charter
    School of Boston

    School Hours

    • Monday – Thursday: 7:15am – 3:15pm
    • Friday: 7:15am – 1:30pm

    School Calendar

    For information on holidays and events, please download the 2014-15 calendar.

    2014-15 Calendar

    Upcoming Events:

    School Tours: Every Monday-Thursday, 8:00am, noon, 4:00pm
    For those unable to attend our New Students Night, feel free to stop by the school Monday through Thursday at 8:00 am, noon, or 4:00 pm for a school tour.

    Finance Committee Meeting: May 27, 2015
    The Finance Committee of the UP Academy Charter School of Boston and UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester Board of Trustees will be held at UP Education Network’s offices.

    Meeting Agenda

    Kaleidoscope IV: Dreaming the Impossible Dream: June 5, 2015
    UP Academy Boston students are excited to showcase their hard work in the arts at Kaleidoscope IV: Dreaming the Impossible Dream! This dynamic fine arts production will feature student artwork, grade level choral performances, dance numbers, and even a preview scene from our upcoming school musical, Willy Wonka Jr.

    Willy Wonka Jr!: June 11-12, 2015 at 5:30pm
    *Tickets available at the door*
    Come and join us for a magical evening of whimsy and surprises as UP Academy Boston proudly presents Willy Wonka Jr! We invite you to come out and watch the drama unfold as five lucky Golden Ticket winners embark on a quest to win a lifetime supply of chocolate, encountering quite a few twists and turns along the way!

    8th Grade Commencement: Friday, June 19
    Time: 3:00-5:00pm
    Location: Faneuil Hall

  • Thank You
    For Your Interest In
    Our School Community

    We believe that families are one of the strongest assets of our school communities, and we look forward to engaging with you in conversations.

    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.

    2015-16 Academic Year

    Deadline: Friday, May 29 at 4:00pm (enrollment lottery will be on Wednesday, June 3, 2015)

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

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  • Our Team

    In order to achieve amazing results you need amazing people. We’re honored to have a team of 62 of the best educators in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts here at UP Academy Boston.

    Leadership Team
    Associate Director of Operations

    Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

    Dean of Students

    Principal

    Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

    Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

    Teachers and Staff
    Math Teacher

    Science Teacher

    Counselor

    Special Education Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    ESL Teacher

    Resident Teacher

    History Teacher

    Math Teacher

    History Teacher

    Science Teacher

    Music Teacher

    Science Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    Science Teacher

    Math Teacher

    School Nurse

    Math Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    High School Placement Counselor

    Math Teacher

    Math Teacher

    History Teacher

    Resident Teacher

    Resident Teacher

    Math Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    Special Education Resident Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    Special Projects Coordinator

    Special Education Coordinator

    PE Teacher

    ESL Teacher

    Math Teacher

    School Psychologist

    History Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Science Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Art Teacher

    1:1 Aide

    History Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    ESL Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    Office Manager

    Special Education Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Math Teacher

    Speech and Language Pathologist

    ELA Teacher

    Office Manager

    Associate Dean of Students

    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

    Rep. Nicholas Collins
    MA State Representative

    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