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Maritime Academy Charter School

About this school...

Mission Statement:
To provide students a rigorous academic program with the maritime studies theme. Students work with the latest technology to learn maritime content such as nautical science and maritime business while achieving high standards in English, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts. Coursework is interdisciplinary.

Award-winning art program, including Philadelphia Water Works competitions; 4th place, national SeaPerch underwater robotics competition; honored by the Seamen’s Church Institute for exceptional maritime studies; 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, which provides before/afterschool academic/camp programs for all grades.

Points of pride:
Well-integrated school; positive working relationship with community and parents; active collaboration with the maritime association and Philadelphia businesses; student leadership programs; new state-of-the-art building dedicated to maritime technology, engineering, and boat-building; internships in maritime industries and business; advisory board of maritime professionals advises students and exposes them to the maritime field

AP courses:
Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Literature & Composition

Other special academic offerings:
Commercial Advertising, Graphic Design, Seamanship & Navigation, Marine Entrepreneurship, Creative Writing, Forensics, Filmmaking, Nutrition, Web Design/Coding, Business Math, Spanish Literature & Film

Foreign languages:

Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association

Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction; dance instruction; school plays; poetry; film/video instruction

Activities & special programs:
Marine Engineering team; interscholastic chess team; cooking club; gardening club; book club; Latin dance; newspaper; literary magazine; film club

Boys' sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field, Intramurals*, Rowing/Paddling*, Sailing*

Girls' sports:
Basketball, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field, Volleyball, Cheerleading*, Intramurals*, Rowing/Paddling*, Sailing*

SEPTA routes:
15, 39, 89

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Comments (12)

Submitted by Anonymous on August 20, 2012 5:09 pm

whee do you get the unifrom

Submitted by Anonymous on October 9, 2012 6:46 pm

Is This School Good

Submitted by Anonymous on October 31, 2012 1:22 am
This school is sad representation of how America's schools don't meet the standards for today's fast paced world.
Submitted by Anonymous on October 31, 2012 1:21 am
This scool is a sad representation of how America's educational system doesn't meet the standards of today's fast paced world. It's upsetting to think some people can actually label this school exceptional. Many teachers here aren't even certified to teach.
Submitted by Anonymous on January 31, 2013 9:25 pm
I'm an 8th grader I've gone there sense 5th grade and I love it the educations great. Wish I could change some things but no schools perfect.
Submitted by Anonymous on June 16, 2013 4:21 pm
My child is more challenged than his previous public school. He is provided individualized attention and on honor roll. He has gone from below basic to proficient in 3 years. This school has also taught him the importance of character and good citizenship
Submitted by Anonymous on June 16, 2013 5:58 pm
Sounds like an advert that the CEO wrote.
Submitted by Anonymous on July 28, 2013 11:24 am
We send our child here because it is better than most public schools. It msintains good discipline and high acsdemic expectations.
Submitted by Anonymous on September 20, 2013 6:47 pm
what is Mrs.Beattie email address room 6c
Submitted by Anonymous on March 2, 2015 4:21 am

I think Maritime is a great school. My child has been there for two years now and he has come a long way. His teachers and classmates are amazing people. Ms Foster, Ms. Allen  Ms. G they are amazing 4th and 5th grade teachers. Always one on one communication with me when it comes to everything thAt benefits my sons Education. Everone has their own opinion but mine is That it's a GREAT SCHOOL. You would be lucky to send ur kids there! 

Victoria S.

Submitted by Anonymous on March 13, 2015 6:58 am
I have 2 children that are graduates from this school. According to tgem, Maritime gave them a good education. I as a parent feel this school molded my children and prepared them for high school. My son is now in college his first year and my daughter is in her senior year with a full ride scholarship. Just bc a school doesn't work for you doesn't mean it's bad altogether. The teachers here work very hard sometimes it's not the school, it's the lack of parent participation.
Submitted by Anonymous on April 30, 2015 5:59 pm

My child was accepted by lotto this 2015-16 year. Upon bringing in paperwork, Mr. Poznek asked if my child has an IEP, I stated yes. (He's never been in trouble, and certainly has good grades as the paperwork showed) and he said "I don't think we have space for him anymore." And his crony secretary tried to help knowing that was wrong saying there's still a waiting list for my child. Im truly shocked and not sure what to do at this point. Clearly he thinks he's above the law. Because he blatantly discriminated against us.

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