About UP Academy

Re-Think Inclusion Education

Our students are intelligent, capable, independent thinkers who study, learn and play in an inclusive environment.

Fusing the best of the one room schoolhouse model with modern technology allows for a student driven curriculum to bring out each child’s Ultimate Potential.

Our students LOVE to come to school!

Our Students Find Joy In Learning

UP Academy is a progressive elementary lab school in San Mateo, California.  We encourage students’ sense of wonder and curiosity by focusing on their academic, emotional and physical growth through an differentiated learning and project-based curriculum.


Your child will be encouraged and given the teachings and tools to:

  • Excel academically through small mixed age classes and programs

  • Build empathy and collaboration skills

  • Work and play with a variety of students with differing abilities

  • Exercise a growth mindset to find solutions to everyday problems

  • Display resilience to overcome difficulties

  • Gain emotional intelligence through practicing mindfulness and self regulation

  • Discover his or her innate creativity

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