UP Academy Charter School of Boston

BPS/District (Horace Mann Charter)6th-8th - In Fall 2024 this campus will close; students will go to UP Dorchester
215 Dorchester Street, South Boston
School Tier:
Tier 3

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State Level: In Need of Focused/Targeted Support

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Enrollment 166 Students
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Student/Teacher 6:1
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Uniform Yes
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Gender Coed
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Start/End Time 7:35am-3:00pm
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Before School 7:15pm-7:35am
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After School 3:00pm-3:30pm
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Phone Number 617-635-8819
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School closing next year

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Enrollment is determined by a free lottery. Families may enroll in as many charter lotteries as they wish.
Lottery Enrollment Deadline March 1st, 2019
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About the School

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!


In Fall 2024, UP Academy Boston will merge with UP Academy Dorchester. This South Boston location will close, and all students will move to the UP Academy Dorchester location. 

School Performance

Student performance data displayed below is from Next Generation MCAS results. For more data on schools, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website. For schools with multiple campuses, the data below represents all schools in that network, not just the single school, unless otherwise noted. If data is not shown, it is not available for that school (e.g. the school might not serve any tested grades, or be too small to publicly release its scores). 

IMPORTANT NOTE: DESE did not issue school, district, or state accountability determinations for the 2019-2020 school year due to the cancellation of state assessments and school closures related to COVID-19. As a result, there is no student performance data available from the state for school year 2019-2020.

School Comparative Performance

How does this school compare?

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Reading: State

Performing worse than state average

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Math: State

Performing worse than state average

How many students passed the MCAS?
This includes scores for all tested grades in the school.


Demographics & Diversity

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Additional Information

Before School Program

Doors open at 7:15 for breakfast

After School Program

Extended school day Monday-Thursday; after school programming Monday-Thursday until 3:30 and Friday until 1:00.

Uniform Description

UP Academy Charter School has a dress code which applies during all school days and during all school-sponsored events.School Dress Code Policy: Black UAB polo, belt, khakis. Gym Days: UP Gym shirt, gym shorts. All days: all black or all white shoes.

Support Options


Enrollment is determined by a free lottery. Families may enroll in as many charter lotteries as they wish.
Lottery Enrollment Deadline March 1st, 2019
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