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UP Academy Charter
School of Boston
UP Academy Boston is a tuition-free Boston public middle school with students in grades 6-8. Our school community is built on the core values of Achievement, Scholarship, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect, and Enthusiasm, and our scholars have the heart and fire to succeed on the path to college and achieve their full potential.
At UP Academy Boston, we believe in student growth. We are proud to report that our scholars have ranked #1 in the state for math growth on the MCAS in each of the past 2 years! To enroll your child in UP Academy Boston, please download the student enrollment form today.
What We Offer
As a part of the UP Education Network of schools, UP Academy Boston was founded on a set of guiding principles that all UP Academies follow. From an extended school day and school year to student uniforms and academic supports for all students, we are committed to providing an excellent education to all students, especially our students with disabilities and English Language Learners. Here are a few key aspects of our school’s approach:
• 185-day school year
• Extended, 8-hour school day
• Rigorous homework every night
• Additional academic supports for struggling students (after school and Saturdays)
• Year-round, after-school basketball program, cheerleading, honors chorus, and honors dance
• Weekly enrichment courses in the areas of art, academics, and sports
• School uniforms
• Frequent parent communication
In order to achieve amazing results you need amazing people. Here are the teachers, leaders and staff we’re honored to have realizing the potential of our students at UP Academy Boston.Leadership TeamTeachers and StaffBoard of TrusteesTchintcia BarrosEquity Portfolio Manager, Columbia ManagementAmbar BhattacharyyaVice President, Bessemer Venture PartnersBeth Clymer (Treasurer)Vice President, Bain CapitalRep. Nicholas CollinsMA State RepresentativeStacy CowanOf Counsel, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLPTamekia GroceParent Representative, UP Academy DorchesterScott McCue (Vice-Chair)Chief Operating Officer, Match Teacher ResidencyRobert McConnaughey (Chair)Head of Equities, Columbia ManagementCecilia Santana-LindParent Representative, UP Academy BostonJesse SolomonDirector, Boston Teacher ResidencyBarbara SullivanPortfolio Manager for Education, Strategic Grant Partners
For Your Interest In
Our School Community
Few choices are more important than where families choose to enroll their children in school. This section is dedicated to providing helpful information necessary both for families new to and returning to UP Academy Boston. Above all else, our mission is to ensure that our students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. Thank you for your interest in our school.
Enroll Your Child Today
In our first academic year, students formerly enrolled in the Gavin Middle School were guaranteed admission into UP Academy Boston. Today, our school enrolls students through a random lottery as required by Massachusetts law. To enroll your child in UP Academy Boston, please download the application forms below.
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UP Academy Boston is located at 215 Dorchester Street (not Avenue) in South Boston, Massachusetts. The school is accessible via the MBTA Red Line (Andrew Square Station) and via I-93. Street parking is available for all visitors.