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  • Boston Public Schools Launches Alumni Engagement Campaign

    Joseph Okafor, a 2017 graduate of Urban Science Academy
    Joseph Okafor, a 2017 graduate of Urban Science Academy

    “As a recent graduate of Boston Public Schools with a full scholarship to Boston College, I am so grateful for all the opportunities I was provided as a student in the district,” said Joseph Okafor, a 2017 graduate of Urban Science Academy, an award-winning track and football athlete, a member of the National Honor Society, and the Boston Student Advisory Council. “As I continue to expand my education and focus on a career path, I hope to connect with mentors through the BPS Alumni Network, and serve as a mentor for current BPS students as they work to attain their goals.”


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  • USA featured in Boston Union Teacher newspaper 

    USA featured in Boston Union Teacher newspaper
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  • USA MEDscience

    USA MEDscience

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  • 2017 Carson Division Champions

    2017 Carson Division Champions

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  • A Letter from President Obama to Urban Science Academy's Students

    A Letter from President Obama to Urban Science Acdemy's Students

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  • Thank you for the following organizations for their continued support to our community: 
    • JP Licks 

    • Wegmans Grocery Store 
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  • Student Handbook 2015 - 2016

    The student handbook is the place to turn to reference school policies, expectations, programs, and important dates. 
    Download the full student handbook here: Student and Family Handbook

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Headmaster's Welcome

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    Welcome and thank you for visiting Urban Science Academy’s (USA) newly revamped website.  Our website has been designed to serve as a resource for our current students and families and to provide prospective students and families with an understanding of what makes USA a great school.  We strive on a daily basis to exude our core values of high expectations, high support, collaboration, respect, and community.  At the heart of our school – besides our students – is an incredibly committed and talented faculty and staff that strives to do right by all of our students all the time. 

    USA was founded in 2005. Since this time the impressive work of our faculty, staff, and students has been widely recognized.  USA was named as a Massachusetts Commendation School in 2010, a full member of Schools That Can - an organization made up of the top performing urban public, charter, and parochial schools - in 2011, and an EdVestors’ School on the Move Finalist in 2011 and 2013.

    Unique aspects of our school include co-teaching in most Lower Academy classes, an extensive Advanced Placement course program, numerous community-based partnerships, a rigorous humanities (integration of ELA and history) based platform, an array of science course offerings, an extensive integration of technology, an abundance of student leadership opportunities, a vibrant after school program, and a comprehensive network of student supports.

    Our graduates, the vast majority of whom, go to college always consist of several students each year that earn full scholarships to some of the most selective four year colleges in the country.

    Check out the rest of our website for more detailed information about our school.  For perspective students and families, we invite you to check out for yourself what makes USA a great school by visiting anytime. Please contact Ms. Briceno by phone at 617-635-8930 or via email at obriceno@urbansci.net to schedule a visit.

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The Urban Science Academy strives to be a learning community built on trust, respect, resilience, and courage. We diligently dedicate ourselves to develop intellectual curiosity and academic excellence, independent thought and reflective thinking, passion and creativity. Assuming responsibility for our actions and realizing our full potential, we strive to find our place in the world and leave prepared for lifelong learning and real-world challenges.