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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:

    Board Meeting: July 28, 2015
    Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
    Location: UP Education Network, 90 Canal Street – Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114
    The Board of Trustees of UP Academy Charter School of Boston and UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester will meet to discuss the agenda below.

    Agenda
  • 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, July 31 at 4:00pm (enrollment lottery will be on Tuesday, August 4, 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 the best educators in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts here at UP Academy Boston.

    Leadership Team
    Director of Operations

    Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

    Principal

    Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

    Dean of Students

    Teachers and Staff
    Math Teacher

    Science Teacher

    Counselor

    ELA Teacher

    Math Teacher

    ESL Teacher

    History Teacher

    Music Teacher

    History Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Science Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    Math Teacher

    School Nurse

    High School Placement Counselor

    Math 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

    Special Education Teacher

    Science Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    School Culture Coordinator

    Art Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    ESL Teacher

    ELA Teacher

    Office Manager

    Special Education Teacher

    Special Education Teacher

    Math Teacher

    Math Teacher

    Speech and Language Pathologist

    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

    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