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UP Academy Boston

Welcome to UP Academy Boston! Serving 6th-8th grade students in Boston since 2011, UP Academy Boston is a mission-driven community of passionate and dedicated educators.

  • Fast Facts
    • Grades Served:  6-8
    • Enrollment: Approximately 220
    • Restart Date: August 2011
    • School Restarted: Patrick F. Gavin Middle School
  • Contact Information
    • Principal: James Frier
    • Director of Operations: Brittani Bond
    • Address: 215 Dorchester Street, South Boston, MA 02127
    • Phone: (617) 635-8819
    • Fax: (617) 635-8820
    • Email:
  • School Hours
    • Monday – Thursday: 7:35 am – 3:00 pm
    • Friday: 7:35 am – 1:00 pm
    • *Doors open at 7:15 am for breakfast Monday-Friday
    • *Students who have homework club or detention will be dismissed at 3:30pm.
  • Board of Trustees

    UP Academy Boston & UP Academy Dorchester are Horace Mann charter schools and are governed by the UP Academy Boston & UP Academy Dorchester Board of Trustees.  

    • Amar Kumar (Chair) – Founder & CEO, KaiPod Learning
    • Matt Lesniak (Treasurer)– Director, Strategic Operations Finance, Wayfair
    • Alisha Johnson – Supervisor, Crimson Preferred Scheduling, Tufts Medical Center
    • Aisha Miller (Secretary) – Vice President, Related Beal
    • Rishi Shukla – Managing Partner & Co-Founder, DockSquare Equity
    • Lana Ewing – Chief Academic Officer, Excel Academy Charter Schools
    • Ali Huberlie (Vice-Chair) – Senior Director, EY Parthenon
    • Sonia Satchell – Owner, IRIE Jamaican Style Restaurant 
    SY23-24 Board and Committee Meetings 

    UP Boston and UP Dorchester Finance Committee: 7/21/2023
    UP Boston and UP Dorchester Board of Trustees: 7/26/2023
    UP Boston School Committee: 9/15/2023

  • What Makes UAB Unique?

    UP Academy Boston provides a middle school experience unlike any other in Boston.

    We offer rigorous academic classes led by outstanding educators, holistic social emotional learning and hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for grades 6-8. 

    At UP Academy Boston, your child will…

    • Be part of a loving community that attends to the needs of every individual student
    • Take part in mock trials with real cases at courthouses in Boston
    • Build robots and learn the language of coding
    • Experience small class sizes offering personalized support 
    • Figure out the best high school option, and get help applying!

Enrollment Information

We are now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year! To enroll your child, you can apply online or download and submit an application via mail, in-person, email, or fax.


Applications are due on Friday, March 1st, 2024 and the lottery will be held at UP Dorchester on  35 Westville St, Boston, MA 02124 on Thursday March 7th, 2024 at 4:00 PM .

Virtual Tour

Want to get a sense of UP Academy Boston? Check out this virtual school tour video!


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