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UP Academy Dorchester

Welcome to UP Academy Dorchester!  Serving more than 720 K-8 students in the Bowdoin-Geneva community of Boston since 2013, UP Dorchester is a mission-driven community of passionate and dedicated educators. Our school community is built on the core values of teamwork, integrity, grit, engagement, and respect.

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  • Fast Facts
    • Grades Served: K1-8
    • Enrollment: Approximately 720
    • Restart Date: August 2013
    • School Restarted: John Marshall Elementary School
  • Contact Information
    • Principal: Ariella Silverstein-Tapp
    • Director of Operations: Michaela Power
    • Address: 35 Westville Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
    • Phone: (617) 635-8810
    • Fax: (617) 635-8815
    • Email: info@upacademydorchester.org
  • School Hours
    • Monday – Tuesday: 7:45am – 3:00pm
    • Wednesday: 7:45am – 12:30pm
    • Thursday – Friday: 7:45am – 3:00pm
    • * Doors open Monday – Friday at 7:15am for breakfast
  • 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) – Senior Vice President of Product and Portfolio Management at Pearson
    • Beth Clymer – Chief Financial Officer, Jobcase, Inc.
    • Matt Lesniak (Treasurer)– Director, Strategic Operations Finance, Wayfair
    • Alisha Johnson – Supervisor, Crimson Preferred Scheduling, Tufts Medical Center
    • Aisha Miller (Secretary) – Chief of Civic Engagement, Office of Mayor Kim Janey
    • 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

Enrollment Information


UP Academy Dorchester is still accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year in Grades K1-5. To enroll your child, you can apply online or download and submit an application via mail, in-person, email, or fax. UAD will be holding a 5th grade lottery on Friday, September 17th, 2021 at 4pm. UAD will be holding a K2 lottery on Thursday, September 23rd at 4pm. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to enrollment@upacademydorchester.org or call 617-635-8810.

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