• urban science
    Urban Science Academy 
    A family-oriented school with a college preparatory curriculum and a focus on environmental science, technology, and the arts
    • AP courses: biology, calculus, chemistry, statistics, U.S. government, language arts, psychology, and Spanish literature
    • Laptop computers and media technology
    • Our core values: rigor, clarity, communication, support, success
    • Electives: instrumental music, chorus, PC repair, networking, psychology, debate, biotechnology, journalism, urban ecology, student leadership, yearbook, digital photography and visual arts
    • Excellent facilities, with state-of-the-art science and computer labs, an outdoor classroom, and parks, rivers, and hiking trails right outside our door
    • Internship opportunities and other support through our community partners
    • Strong after school program for all students
    • Student leadership opportunities
    • Co-teaching in grade 9 and 10 core classes
    • Strong family and community engagement, supported by our full-time Family and Community Outreach Coordinator
    School partners
    AMC, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Greater Boston Breakthrough, Dorchester Youth Collaborative, J. P. Licks, Charles Hayden Foundation, Peer Health Exchange, Suffolk University, The Boston Foundation, UMass Boston
  • Contact


    Jeffrey Cook
    Assistant Headmaster
    Karen Cowan 

    1205 VFW Parkway
    West Roxbury, MA 02132

    Phone: 617-635-8930

    Fax: 617-635-7895
    School website


    2017-2018 School Year Hours
    7:20 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 11:40 a.m.

    Grades: 9-12
    Level: High
    School Type: Traditional