A Cheesy Slice of Happiness on a Wednesday

Utica Academy of Science Elementary Atoms created personal pan pizzas using bread or English Muffins

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020Elementary Atoms and pizza - it’s a perfect match! On one fine Wacky Wednesday, Atoms became the master chefs in their kitchens and created their signature dish, pizza. Without using pizza dough students successfully crafted personal pan pizza using bread or an English Muffin. The results of course, delicious and extra cheesy! Atoms shared their dish and had lunch with their classmates over Zoom.

Fun in the Sun on a Warm November Day

Utica Academy of Science middle school students from Ms. Fallone’s class enjoyed a nice walk outside during an unseasonably warm and sunny November day.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020When it is 75 degrees and sunny outside in November, in Central New York, one must take advantage of this unseasonable weather! Ms. Fallone’s middle school Atoms did just that! Students enjoyed a nature walk, stretched their legs and soaked in the sun’s rays. Simply put, it was a beautiful day!

College Information Session - Scholarship & Financial Aid

Utica Academy of Science High School hosted its first Parents College Information Session where they discussed completing a college application and Scholarship

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020- Utica Academy of Science prides itself on creating an atmosphere that allows students to become college ready. Throughout the Atoms’ academic career our teachers, faculty and staff create a college bound culture complete with college visits, tours, guest speakers, and so much more! As our Seniors get ready to transition from high school to their collegiate career, our Utica Academy of High School teachers, faculty and staff hosted its first of many parents College Information Session.

At our first College Information Session, Mr. Kovar discussed with the parents, Scoir - a solution for students, parents, counselors and colleges that focus on finding the right fit through a unified college search and planning network. In addition, Mr. Kovar discussed the senior college application process prior to financial aid and FAFSA. Attendees welcomed guest speaker Mike Pede, Financial Aid Director at Mohawk Valley Community College.

Please click here to view the College Information Session: College Application & Scholarship. Stay tuned for our next College Information Session where we will walk you through and discuss how to complete the FAFSA Application which is required for any type of Financial Aid.


Middle School Atoms Honor Veterans on Veterans Day

Utica Academy of Science middle school students Zoom with four local veterans to celebrate Veterans Day. Thank you, Veterans for your service!

Friday, November 6th, 2020—On Veterans Day we celebrate, honor and remember all those who have served and salute those who are currently serving in the United States armed forces. The Utica Academy of Science middle school Atoms celebrated four local veterans via Zoom and shared a very memorable moment. The Veterans shared with the students their stories in the military, life experiences, knowledge and so much more. Thank you Veterans for taking the time out of your schedule to spend an afternoon with the Atoms, and thank you for your service!

Start with Art at the High School Teachers Workshop

Utica Academy of Science high school teachers decorate SANY face masks at their teachers workshop

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020Utica Academy of Science High School teachers express their creativity, artistic skills and style at their teachers workshop. Teachers had the opportunity to decorate their SANY masks.

An Adventure Awaits with the Outdoors Club

Utica Academy of Science High School’s Outdoors Club hiked at Valley View Golf Course

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020Fresh air, fall colors and spending time with your friends and classmates safely. Does an afternoon really get any better than that? Utica Academy of Science High School’s Outdoors Club spent the afternoon taking in the beautiful fall colors and breathtaking scenery at Valley View Golf Course.

Middle School Atoms Show off their School Spirit

Middle school students and teachers dress in their favorite character costume, as part of their week-long spirit week.

Monday, October 26th, 2020We’ve got spirit, yes we do, we’ve got spirit … how about you? Middle school Atoms participate in a week-long spirit week as they get ready for Halloween. Each day students, both virtual and in person learning, had the opportunity to dress in that day’s theme. Below are the spirit week themes.

Monday: Pink Day (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

Tuesday: Character Day

Wednesday: Halloween Costume Day

Thursday: Throwback Thursday

Friday: Hoodie Day

Halloween is a Real Treat with the Atoms

Elementary Atoms dress in their Halloween costume on October 28th - 30th

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020It’s time to Pic-or-Treat with the elementary Atoms. Students had the opportunity to dress in their favorite Halloween costume at their Wednesday Zoom session or to school on October 28th, 29th and 30th. Utica Academy of Science was greeted with superheroes, princesses, Ghostbusters, the famous Sanderson Sisters, Monsters from Monsters, Inc., M & M’s and oh so much more! Please visit our Facebook page and check out the photo album, Utica Elementary Costume Contest 2020. A BOO-tiful job Atoms, teachers and staff!

This Is Halloween, High School Atoms Style

Utica Academy of Science High School students get ready for Halloween by participating in a socially distant pumpkin carving activity.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020Let the ghoul times roll at Utica Academy of Science high school, especially with this fall favorite activity - Pumpkin Carving. Thanks to the creativity, and planning of Ms. Burkamp, high school students had the opportunity to not only pick out their pumpkins but to express their Halloween creativity by carving a design into their jack-o’-lantern. Please visit our Facebook page for more pictures of this activity.

It’s the Great Pumpkin Volcano, First Grade Atoms

First grade Atoms conducted pumpkin volcano experiment over Zoom.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020An eruption of fun, giggles, and fizzy goodness were had on a crisp fall day. First grade Atoms combined a classic fall item, a pumpkin, with a timeless science experiment, a volcano, to create what will be your new favorite fall activity, a Pumpkin Volcano. Students conducted their experiments over Zoom, and combined baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap in a hollowed out pumpkin. The results, a bubbly fizzy explosion that left the students with smiles on their face. Needless to say, a blast was had by all. For more pictures, please visit our Facebook page.


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


1409 W Genesee St,
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


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UCSD Transportation: 315-797-4933