UrbanPromise Academy

UrbanPromise Academy was founded in 2010 to seek a full life for the students in our communities. Our mission as a school is to equip our students, through Christ, with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, personal growth, and servant leadership. Through partnership with students, parents, and committed staff and volunteers, UrbanPromise Academy offers a rigorous, Christ-centered educational experience for students from 8th -12th grade. To achieve this, we provide small class sizes, one-to-one tutoring, and a well structured, safe learning environment.



Frequently Asked Questions

~How do I enroll my student in UrbanPromise Academy?
Parents interested in enrolling their student in the Academy should fill out an online application or pick-up an application from the UrbanPromise office at 2401 Thatcher Street. Complete and submit the application and school representatives will guide you through the rest of the application process which includes visiting the school, a standardized test, and an interview. 

~Is there a uniform?
UrbanPromise Academy requires students to wear a uniform. Please review our uniform guidelines here.

~What is the student to faculty ratio? 
UrbanPromise Academy is committed to offering small class sizes with student to teacher ratios not exceeding 12:1.

~Are there scholarships available for UPA? 
UrbanPromise Academy offers scholarships to cover the cost of tuition and uniforms. More information can be found on our Admissions page.

~What classes does the Academy offer?
Students enrolled in UrbanPromise Academy can expect to take on a wide range of rigorous courses which include Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, History, and Biblical Studies.

~Can my student play sports if they attend UPA? 
UrbanPromise Academy offers flag football, basketball, and track. In addition, UPA offers a wide range of extracurricular activities which include dance, sports, job opportunities, and more! Check them out here.


For more information contact Academy Director, Joel Orr.
e-mail: [email protected]
phone: (302) 494-2795


To apply, fill out both of the following forms:
UrbanPromise Academy Applications


Academy Staff

Joel Orr – Director of the Academy
Melisa Davis
Ryan Martin – Academic Advisor
Lawrence Manly – English
Christina Choe – Math
Tim Straub – Science
Luke Orr – History
Vanessa Russell – Spanish
Nora Wurmbach