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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.

  • Fast Facts
    • Grades Served: K1-8
    • Enrollment: Approximately 720
    • Restart Date: August 2013
    • School Restarted: John Marshall Elementary School
  • Contact Information
    • Elementary Principal: Ariella Silverstein-Tapp
    • Middle School Principal: Erica Andrews
    • 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 – 3:30pm
    • Wednesday: 7:45am – 12:30pm
    • Thursday – Friday: 7:45am – 3:30pm
    • * 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.  

    • Barbara Sullivan – Director, Strategic Grant Partners
    • Beth Clymer (Chair) – Operating Partner, Bain Capital
    • Nii Amaah K. Ofosu-Amaah (Treasurer)– Principal, Business Development, Berkshire Partners
    • Mark Parry – Community Member
    • Alisha Johnson – Team Lead 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 Consultant, EY Parthenon
    • Tchintcia Barros – Senior Portfolio Manager, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
    • Nelly Xavier – Senior Vice President, Head of Advisors and Family Offices, Fiera Capital
    • Robert McConnaughey – Investment Management

Enrollment Information

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

Applications

Applications are now LIVE for the 2020-21 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.

Applications are due by Friday, February 28th, 2020 at 4PM. The lottery will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 3pm

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