Skip to main content

Boston

Contact Information
Principal: Katy Buckland
Director of Operations: Emily Maine
Address: 215 Dorchester St, Boston, MA 02127
Telephone: (617) 635-8819
Email: info@upacademyboston.org

School Hours

Monday – Thursday
6th Graders: 7:15am – 3:30pm; bus riders will be picked up at 3:45pm
7th and 8th Graders: 7:15am – 2:30pm

Friday
6th Graders: 7:15am – 12:00pm
7th and 8th Graders: 7:15am – 1:00pm

Calendar

2017–18 Calendar

Upcoming Events

Meeting of the UAB School Committee for the UP Academy Boston/Dorchester Board of Trustees

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, July 18th, 5:30-7:00PM
  • Location: UP Education Network, 90 Canal Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114

Please click here to see the agenda.

Meeting of the Finance Committee of UP Academy Boston/Dorchester

  • Date/Time: Thursday, July 20th, 3:00-4:00PM
  • Location: Berkshire Partners, 200 Clarendon Street, Boston MA 02116

Please click here to see the agenda.

Meeting of the UP Academy Boston/Dorchester Board of Trustees

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, July 26th, 5:00-8:00PM
  • Location: UP Education Network, 90 Canal Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114

Please click here to see the agenda.

DESE School Report Cards

This report card contains information required by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for our school including: student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, and the progress our school is making toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

Please click here for the school report card.

Enrollment Information

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
Applications are now LIVE for the 2017-18 school year. To enroll your child, you can:

  1. Click here to fill out an online application OR
  2. Download and submit the application below via mail, in-person, email, or fax.


UP Academy Boston's next enrollment lottery for the 2017-2018 school year will take place on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at 5PM with applications due by Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 4PM.

If you are also interested in applying to a Commonwealth charter school, there is a separate online application that allows you to apply for one or more children to multiple schools at once. Commonwealth charter schools using the online application include  Academy of the Pacific RimBoston Collegiate Charter SchoolBoston Preparatory Charter Public SchoolBoston Renaissance Charter Public SchoolBrooke Charter SchoolCity on a Hill Charter Public SchoolsCodman Academy Charter Public SchoolConservatory Lab Charter SchoolHelen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public SchoolExcel Academy Charter SchoolKIPP Academy Boston Charter SchoolMatch Charter Public SchoolNeighborhood House Charter SchoolPhoenix Charter Academy Chelsea, and Roxbury Preparatory Charter School

While Bridge Boston is not currently a part of the Boston Charter School Application, families can find information on how to apply to their school here.

Contact Information
Elementary School Principal: Brittany Morse
Middle School Principal: Jabari Peddie
Director of Operations: Emily Monteiro
Address: 35 Westville St, Boston, MA 02124
Telephone: (617) 635-8810
Email: info@upacademydorchester.org

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

Calendar

2017-18 Calendar

Upcoming Events

Meeting of the Finance Committee of UP Academy Boston/Dorchester

  • Date/Time: Thursday, July 20th, 3:00-4:00PM
  • Location: Berkshire Partners, 200 Clarendon Street, Boston MA 02116

Please click here to see the agenda.

Meeting of the UAD School Committee for the UP Academy Boston/Dorchester Board of Trustees

  • Date/Time: Friday, July 21st, 1:00-2:00PM
  • Location: UP Academy Dorchester, 35 Westville Street, Boston, MA 02124

Please click here to see the agenda.

Meeting of the UP Academy Boston/Dorchester Board of Trustees

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, July 26th, 5:00-8:00PM
  • Location: UP Education Network, 90 Canal Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114

Please click here to see the agenda.

Summer Resources

Click here to download this attachment, which includes the family letter, recommended books, local library locations, etc.

DESE CPR Onsite Visit

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be conducting a routine Coordinated Program Review onsite visit during the week of March 20-24, 2017, in order to satisfy federal and state requirements for the periodic review of specific education programs and services in schools throughout the Commonwealth. For more information, please click here.

DESE School Report Cards

This report card contains information required by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for our school including: student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, and the progress our school is making toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

Please click here for the school report card.

Enrollment Information

Process
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.

Application
Applications are now LIVE for the 2017-18 school year. To enroll your child, you can:

  1. Click here to fill out an online application OR
  2. Download and submit the application below via mail, in-person, email, or fax.

UP Academy Dorchester's next enrollment lottery for the 2017-2018 school year will be for the 7th grade ONLY, and will take place on Wednesday, July 26th at 3pm with applications due by Friday, July 21st at 4pm.

If you are also interested in applying to a Commonwealth charter school, there is a separate online application that allows you to apply for one or more children to multiple schools at once. Commonwealth charter schools using the online application include  Academy of the Pacific RimBoston Collegiate Charter SchoolBoston Preparatory Charter Public SchoolBoston Renaissance Charter Public SchoolBrooke Charter SchoolCity on a Hill Charter Public SchoolsCodman Academy Charter Public SchoolConservatory Lab Charter SchoolHelen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public SchoolExcel Academy Charter SchoolKIPP Academy Boston Charter SchoolMatch Charter Public SchoolNeighborhood House Charter SchoolPhoenix Charter Academy Chelsea, and Roxbury Preparatory Charter School

While Bridge Boston is not currently a part of the Boston Charter School Application, families can find information on how to apply to their school here.

Contact Information
Principal: Hillary Casson
Director of Operations: Juli Garcia-Vicente
Address: 85 Olney St, Boston, MA 02121
Telephone: (617) 635-8832
Email: info@upacademyholland.org

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

Calendar

2017–18 Calendar

Upcoming Events

A Meeting of the UP Education Network Finance Committee

  • Date and Time: Thursday, June 15th, from 11:00-12:00PM
  • Location: Berylson Capital Partners, 200 Clarendon St, 50th Floor Boston, MA 02116

Please click here to see the agenda.

Enrollment Information

UP Academy Holland is a tuition-free, public school open to all Boston scholars who are incoming K1-5th graders. No application is required to enroll at UP Academy Holland. For additional information on enrollment at UP Academy Holland, please call the Boston Public Schools at (617) 635-8015 or visit a BPS Welcome Center.