Achievement First
Apollo Middle School

301 Vermont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207


Our school is near the C train (Liberty Ave.), J Train (Alabama Ave.), L Train (Sutter Ave.) and the B14, B83, and B20 buses.

Bus transportation is provided to all students from .5 miles to 5 miles. Families may also utilize a paid van service or request MetroCards to be used weekdays before and after school.





Opened: August 2014
Grades: 5-8
Number of Students in 2020-21: 388
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Friday
Specials: Dance, physical education, theater
Extracurriculars: Anime, quizbowl, science club, student leadership initiative, student government, sports (basketball, soccer, and football)

“Strive Together, Rise Together”

School Leader

  • Jesse Uggla

    Jesse Uggla

    Jesse Uggla is the principal of Achievement First Apollo Middle School. Prior to this role, Mr. Uggla served as the founding academic dean, and later, the academic dean of math at AF Apollo. Before joining the AF Apollo team and family, he served as a founding teacher and academic dean of the humanities at AF East New York Middle School. Mr. Uggla started his career in education as an upper elementary math and science teacher in the Little Haiti community of Miami, Florida. He earned his bachelor’s degree in international studies and political science from Macalester College, and he holds a master’s degree in school leadership from Harvard University.

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