VP of Mohawk Valley EDGE Gives UAS Atoms Motivational Speech

Utica Academy of Science Seniors are Visited by Successful Guest Speaker

Thursday, January 18th, 2024: Utica Academy of Science Junior-Senior High School was honored to host Mr. Tim Fitzgerald, Vice President of Mohawk Valley EDGE, for a captivating motivational and leadership speech to our seniors.

Mr. Fitzgerald, a distinguished alumnus of Utica University, shared his incredible academic journey and highlighted the importance of leadership, excellence, and passion.  From his role in the National Political Science Honor Society to serving as President of the James Sherman Political Science Society, his successful track record is commendable.

As a Summa Cum Laude graduate and a dynamic participant in academics and sports, Mr. Fitzgerald's story is one of dedication and achievement. Currently contributing his expertise as the Vice President of Mohawk Valley EDGE, he emphasized the value of collaboration and the impact of economic development on the Utica region.

UAS Robotics Team Makes Debut in FTC Robotics Qualifier

8th Grade Utica Academy of Science Students Participate in FTC MVCC Qualifier Tournament

Sunday, January 21st, 2024: Grade 8 Utica Academy of Science scholars showcased their brilliance at the "First Robotic Tech Challenge Competition (FTC)" held at MVCC. Team 2474, aka “Utica Atomic Robots,” represented Utica Academy proudly as the rookie of 23 teams, marking our school's debut in this thrilling competition! 

The experience was invaluable as Atoms showcased their skills and had the chance to connect with teams from various school districts, fostering knowledge and camaraderie.

UAS Seniors Read to Elementary Students

The Utica Academy of Science Class of 2024 Reads to Elementary School Students

January 17-18th, 2024: Several members of the Utica Academy of Science senior class visited the Elementary classrooms to read to the scholars. The seniors held a book drive for the elementary students, then spent two afternoons delivering the books to the classrooms and spending some quality time with our younger scholars while reading to them. What an amazing way to give back to the community. Thank you, seniors!

UAS ES Celebrates December Student of the Month Winners

Utica Academy of Science Elementary School Celebrates December Students of the Month

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024: The Utica Academy of Science Elementary December students of the month and class Dojo winners were given a special breakfast. Atoms who were named Students of the Month showed responsibility in their daily actions. Responsibility was the December character trait.

Congrats to the December STOM winners!


UAS JSHS Staff Spreads Positivity

Utica Academy of Science Teachers & Staff are Bitten by the Love Jug

Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: Utica Academy of Science Junior-Senior High School started a new way to lift each other up. “The Love Jug” is now in the staff lounge, ready for teachers & staff to drop positive notes spreading warmth and encouragement on these chilly winter days.

UAS 2nd Graders Earn Popcorn Party

Ms. DeSarro's Second Grade Class Earns Popcorn Party for Good Behavior

Friday, January 12th, 2024: Ms. DeSarro's second-grade class earned a popcorn party! They earned 15 smiley faces for 15 moments of exceptional behavior. 

Way to go, Atoms!

UAS Seniors Participate in SUNY POLY Instant Decision Day

Seniors at Utica Academy of Science Meet with SUNY POLY Representative

Wednesday, December 20th, 2023: Utica Academy of Science Atoms took a pivotal step in planning for their future during SUNY POLY Instant Decision Day. Utica Academy seniors dressed to impress and met face-to-face with SUNY Polytechnic Institute representatives, presented their academic achievements and had the chance to make an impressive impact before getting an instant decision about their admission. The combined efforts of the presenter and our proactive senior students made Instant Decision Day a genuinely enriching experience, promoting a spirit of collaboration and empowering our students in their educational journey.

Here's to the future, filled with advanced discoveries, ground-breaking technologies, and extraordinary leaders!

UAS Atoms Soccer Club Crushes Fall Season

Coach Merriam has Special Message for Utica Academy of Science Atoms Soccer Club

Friday, January 5th, 2023: The Atoms Soccer Club has finished its first session of the school year. The scholars participated in different activities that gave them opportunities to develop their technical abilities, cognitive decision-making skills, and social-emotional skills. They had weekly training sessions and games throughout the season.

Here’s a special message from Coach Merriam:

"The kids are improving, and that's wonderful, but the real gain from all this is the community that is being built around the kids. We have something beautiful, and it comes full circle. The school supports the program and coaches, the coaches train the scholars, the scholars get opportunities to grow through sport, and as they get into the high school they have a chance to mentor the younger kids. So, it really goes full circle in the sense of building community. Everyone helps out."

All Aboard the Polar Express

Utica Academy of Science Kindergarten and First Graders Act Out the Polar Express

Thursday, December 21st, 2023: Kindergarten and 1st grade students boarded the Polar Express. Atoms each received a ticket and sat in rows as they imagined the magical train ride. Our very own conductor, Ms. Smith, read the story. It was a magical day in the K-1 hallway of Utica Academy of Science.

UAS HS Students Take Steps Toward their Future

Utica Academy of Science Participates in Dual Credit Program with MVCC

Wednesday, December 20th, 2023: Utica Academy of Science facilitated meetings between senior students and a representative from Mohawk Valley Community College. For the second semester, staff have strategically planned dual credit courses for our students in accordance with our agreement with MVCC. 

Atoms are actively engaged in planning their university courses with the guidance of the college department, making the most of the opportunities offered by our school.


Utica Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

UAS Elementary School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-574-3000
Fax: 315-574-3008

UAS J/S High School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-266-1072
Fax: 315-266-1073


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