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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the school's address and main phone number? 
283 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Main Office - (718)260-2300
 
How can I contact UAI's Parent Coordinator?
Parent Coordinator, Aisha Huggins - Aishah@uainstitute.org
(718)260-2300
 
School Directors
Kiri Soares, Principal - kiris@uainstitute.org
Annie Annunziatio, Assistant Principal - anniea@uainstitute.org
Jen Cusa, Director School Culture - jenc@uainstitute.org
 
How do I get to UAI using public transportation?
Subways:
  • 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains to Borough Hall
  • A, C, F, and R trains to Jay Street / Metrotech
  • R and Q trains to DeKalb Avenue
  • G train to Hoyt-Schermerhorn

 

Buses:

B103, B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B63, B65, B67, B69

 
What are the hours of school? 
UAI is open for breakfast every morning from 8:00 AM until 8:25 AM
First period begins at 8:30 AM and the day is over at 2:50 PM
 
How will I get my new schedule and supply list?
Don't worry! Everyone will get their schedule on the first day of school. For all new students
we also have multiple days of orientation to make sure students feel comfortable, safe and confident 
in their school! Supply lists will be shared on our website over the Summer.
 
Does UAI enforce a dress code? 
We do not have a dress code at UAI. We do provide all of our new students
with a UAI t-shirt that can be worn for school spirit days and field trips. 
 
Will I get a school ID and a locker?
Yes, You get both! ID cards are made the first few days of school. You
will use your ID card to swipe into school in the AM. Every student 
also gets a locker within the first month of school. 
 
How do I get my metrocard?
Metrocards are distributed the first day of school to those students
that are eligible.
 
How will my family be kept up to date on important information and my progress?
Every student at UAI has an advisor. Advisors meet with students to support their
SEL building and academic growth. Advisors also act as a personal connection between
the school and our families. You can expect to hear from your child's advisor at least
on a weekly basis. In addition, UAI uses PupilPath, Remind, social media and our website
to share important information 
 
Does UAI offer after school?
Yes! UAI has been partnered with Girls Inc since we opened our school over 14 years ago. Girls Inc provides UAI students FREE and FUN after school programming in our building everyday from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM. After School programming changes every semester and is responsive to our students needs and wants. In the past we have offered everything from photography and mural painting to guitar and Step. If you would like to learn more about our after school program, you can email UAI's Girls Inc High SchoolDirector, Ms. Krystal: Krystalb@uainstitute.org or Middle School Program Director, Ms. Wilma: wilmah@uainstitute.org