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

School Data


  • Interim Headmaster
    Darlene Marcano

    Assistant Headmaster
    Karen Cowan 

    1205 VFW Parkway
    West Roxbury, MA 02132

    Phone: 617-635-8930
    Fax: 617-635-7895

    School 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