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UP Academy Boston

Welcome to UP Academy Boston! Serving more than 490 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 490
    • Restart Date: August 2011
    • School Restarted: Patrick F. Gavin Middle School
  • Contact Information
    • Principal: Rashidah Lawson
    • Director of Operations: James Frier
    • Address: 215 Dorchester Street, South Boston, MA 02127
    • Phone: (617) 635-8819
    • Fax: (617) 635-8820
    • Email: info@upacademyboston.org
  • 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.  

    • Barbara Sullivan – Vice President, Research, Learning & Evaluation, Fidelity Foundations
    • Beth Clymer (Chair) – Chief Financial Officer, Jobcase, Inc. 
    • Nii Amaah K. Ofosu-Amaah (Treasurer)– Principal, Business Development, Berkshire Partners
    • Alisha Johnson – Supervisor, Crimson Preferred Scheduling, Tufts Medical Center
    • Amar Kumar (Vice-Chair) – Senior Vice President of Product and Portfolio Management at Pearson
    • Lana Ewing – Chief Academic Officer, Excel Academy Charter Schools
    • Ali Huberlie – Senior Director, EY Parthenon
    • Tchintcia Barros – Senior Portfolio Manager, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
    • Nelly Xavier – Senior Vice President, Head of Advisors and Family Offices, Fiera Capital

Enrollment Information


UP Academy Boston is a tuition-free, public school open to all Boston scholars who are incoming 6th-8th graders. 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.

 

Virtual Tour

While the school building may be closed right now, we look forward to welcoming you inside for a tour soon. In the meantime, check out this virtual school tour video.

 

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