No school in observance of Veterans Day

Utica Academy of Science is Closed for Veterans Day

Friday, November 11th, 2022:  “This nation will remain the land of the free only as long as it is home of the brave.”-- Elmer Davis. 

School is closed today in observance of Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a federal holiday honoring military veterans in the United States. 

If you know a loved one who served in the military, say a special thank you to them today!

Classes will resume on Monday, November 14th.

School is Closed for Superintendents Day

Utica Academy of Science is Closed for Superintendents Day

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022: There is no school today for Superintendents Day! All staff must still report.

Enjoy the day off, Atoms!

UAS ES Picture Day

UAS ES Picture Day is October 14th

Smile and say cheese, Atoms!

Utica Academy of Science Elementary School Picture Day is coming up on Friday, October 14th. Parents, don’t forget to place your orders! 

Utica Elementary Starts New Band Program

Teacher Starts Band Program at UAS ES

We have some exciting news! Drumroll, please… Utica Academy of Science Elementary School now has a band program! Our Atoms are very excited to be part of it and are ready to learn and perform for upcoming special events.

We want to give a huge shoutout to Ms. Parr who is working tirelessly to make this band program happen. Also, a special thanks to parents for the support and for providing everything needed to help get students to join the program.

Please check out our Facebook page for more pictures. 

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September is National Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 16th, 2022: Hola! National Hispanic Heritage Month began yesterday. It’s celebrated annually in the United States from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history and culture that shape the U.S. today. Did you know the observations started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, but it wasn’t enacted into law until 1988? Each year focuses on a different theme, and this year it’s “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.”

We will never forget

Science Academies of New York (SANY) honors and remembers those whose lives were tragically changed 21 years ago today and thanks the first responders. United, we stand!

Sunday, September 11th, 2022—It’s hard to believe that 21 years ago to this day, our lives tragically changed. Many of us know where we were when we heard the news that day. Some of us heard it on the radio or watched the news that morning. While others may have heard the news from a coworker or a family member, or a friend. A day in history that we will never forget.

Today, we mourn those who lost their lives and grieved with those who lost friends and family. We would like to take this moment to thank all our brave first responders and those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. United, we stand.

SANY Superintendent Dr. Hayali’s Welcome Message

SANY Superintendent Dr. Hayali’s Welcome Message

Dear SANY Families,

Welcome to another exciting school year at Utica Academy of Science! It’s hard to believe that it is already the first week of school. It seems like yesterday I was giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremonies and seeing pictures of the Atoms at their Kindergarten graduation and moving up ceremonies. For all the new and returning families, I would like to take this time to say welcome to the Science Academies of New York (SANY) Charter Schools!

It is an incredible privilege to be a part of a community where students, parents, teachers, faculty, and staff care so much for one another and strive to build positive relationships that support academic success. All while encouraging students to become good stewards in the community and helping strengthen and develop character skills and traits that will help students be successful beyond the classroom walls.

The first week of school is always a favorite time of mine as it's a fresh start for all of us. It’s a time of year when we build upon what we have learned in years past and begin the climb in our journey to reach our goals for this upcoming year. 

While we may not know what this school year will bring, one thing will always remain certain. We are many Atoms, one family, and we can accomplish anything.

Let’s do this!


Dr. Tolga Hayali, Ed.D
SANY Charter Schools

Welcome Back Atoms for an Exciting 2022-2023 School Year

Welcome to another exciting school year at the Science Academies of New York! We are looking forward to welcoming our new and returning students, and hope your summer break offers you rest, growth, and renewal opportunities and is filled with all good things!

Our teachers, faculty, and staff have been working tirelessly to prepare for our students' return, and we are looking forward to what this 2022-2023 school year will bring. From robotics competitions, to literacy nights, to sporting events, to helping those in our community who need it the most, this year is going to be one that we will remember and cherish for always.

As a friendly reminder, the first day of school is Tuesday, September 6th, 2022.

We look forward to seeing our students bright and early. Let’s make this a great year, Atoms!

SANY District-Wide School Safety Plan Public Hearing

In preparation to welcome back teachers and students, SANY will hold a District-Wide School Safety Public Hearing in person and virtually via Zoom on August 2nd at 2:00 PM.

Friday, July 29th, 2022Attention Utica Academy of Science Charter School families:

Our top priority is the safety of our students, teachers, faculty, and staff. As we prepare to welcome back the teachers and students, the Science Academies of New York (SANY) will hold a District-Wide School Safety Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 2nd at 2:00 PM at Utica Academy of Science junior-senior high school.

SANY will hold the District-Wide School Safety Public Hearing in person at 160 School Ln., Frankfort, NY, 13340, and virtually via Zoom; please see Zoom details below. We hope you can join us!

Zoom Information

Summer Meals Program Happening Now

Utica School District’s Summer Meals Program is happening now through Friday, August 19th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM for all students who live in the district.

Friday, July 8th, 2022Attention Utica Academy of Science Charter School Families:

In case you missed it, Utica School District will be providing summer meals to all students who reside in the district. The Summer Meals Program will run from Tuesday, July 5th through Friday, August 19th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Below is a list of the following summer meal sites.

  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • Jones Elementary School
  • Kernan Elementary School
  • MLK Jr. Elementary School
  • Watson Williams Elementary School
  • JFK Middle School
  • Proctor High School

We hope all of our students and their families are having a happy, healthy, and safe summer!



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


For transportation related questions, please call transportation department in the district you live.
UCSD Transportation: 315-797-4933