Welcome to Urban Science Academy!

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 Mr. Clemente by phone at 617-635-8930 or via email at aclemente@urbansci.net to schedule a visit.

  • International Night
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    Interested? Sign up at:  http://bit.ly/pyparty
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  •  School Climate Surveys

    Seniors, please complete this by Friday, April 10th. 
    Students in grades 9 - 11, you should have taken your survey during homeroom.  
    Parents, your survey link is: http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Domain/737 
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    School Site Council and Parent Council 
    Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

    Parent Council 5:30 PM

    School Site Council 6:30 PM
    Both meetings held at Eastern Bank Community Room (across the 
    687 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
    Please RSVP to Ms. Le at aLe@urbansci.net or at (617) 635 - 8930
    Next Meetings:
    Tuesday, May 26th 

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  • Student Handbook 2014 - 2015

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