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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


We are now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year! To enroll your child, you can apply online or download and submit an application via mail, in-person, email, or fax. The first application deadline is Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 4PM. The lottery will be held on Wednesday, March 9th 2022 at 5pm.

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

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