It was a blessing to have this option for my son. He's been there since kindergarten and is now a junior. It has not only provided him with a great education, state of the art tools, but also a sense of community. Unfortunately, the public school system has gone downhill demanding other options for parents to give their kids a good education without killing their finances.
MaST is focused on helping every child and looks to help and assist in every way possible.
The program has expanded and my child has seen growth and development through his teachers, staff, and administrators. I am very happy with the programs and options for our child.
This is an exceptional school... 5,000 + on the waiting list is the proof. Teachers are top notch, technology is the best of the best. This isn't an ordinary school with books and blackboards. It's IPads and Smart Boards. The best of the best.
MaST is a great school for my 4 children. The staff is friendly and quick to discuss the students progress with parents and to answer any questions. We have been very happy with the quality of education our children are receiving and look forward to a bright future for our children!
This is a great school. My daughter attended MaST from grades 7 through 12. She was very well prepared for college and is holding down close to a 4.0 GPA. In addition to general academics, the school also provides courses in electronic media and computer studies/certifications. The astronomy tower/telescope is awesome. The new building wing that recently opened will have an e-book lending library and individual study stations. Admission is via application and an annual open lottery system.
The BEST school in the state of Pennsylvania! I have two children attending MaST and they (and I) could not be happier!
Being a student at this school for ten years, I believe this school is one of the best schools in the country if not the best!
MaST provides an excellent learning environment for my children. Every teacher is dedicated to their students' success. Our family has been a part of the MaST family for well over 10 years now & we couldn't be happier!
We have been with this school for the last 7 years, with the luck of the lottery and we could not be happier with this school!
A very tightly woven net of learning. The teachers pay very close attention to their students because there are only about 20 students per class. I am an alumni from the school, and though I may not be a parent yet, I will definitely send my children here (if I still live in Philadelphia that is)
the kids like going to school and the parents know it is a great place for their kids to learn and grow. Its great to work at MaST too
Just finished K-8th. Now moving into HS. So far really great!!! Extra-cirriculars only so/so, but that's to be expected in a Charter program. For HS athletics..if Mast dosen't offer what you're looking for your child can play for your local public HS. Academics have been fairly strong. I am blessed with a good student, but ALL of the teachers are caring! If you get in...STAY. It's top notch! Will post again in Jr. year ;)
This is where parents want to send their children to obtain the education they want their children to have. This school will enable you child to learn and grow all while utilizing the technology that is available to them. You will not be disappointed. Friendliness, virtue and guidance is abundant here.
MAST has is giving my Grandchildren a wonderful education. They have wonderful extra curriclum activities and there is a mix of multi-cultural students who get along. Very well. I love their drama and music departments. Three of my Grandchildren attend this school. One will graduate in June, 2010. I am very proud of them and this school.
This is one of the best organizations in the entire US! Besides the aspects that are expected of a excellent organization, the gem in the crown in the 'can-do!' attitude that reaches from the most senior administrator all the way to the youngest student & family. At MaST Community Charter School, every issue, small or big, is given loving & professional attention. The faculty lead by example, modelling realistic behavior & positive values; families find life-long friendships beyond their natural communities - and most importantly, graduating students are prepared to be productive and happy adults. As the saying goes: 'The proof is in the pudding'...
I'm a former student, I recently left due to a move. I loved going to MaST, I had been there since the fifth grade. Every single year I had been there I'd title 'The Best Year of My Life' just because of the fun I had. The teachers are so easy to get along with, the students are well mingled and as a student you would be reasonably challenged by the homework. The only one thing I could complain about would be the cafeteria selections, but then again there are many other schools that have the same problem.
I'm a former student, graduated 2008. I always thought that I would leave MaST and go to another school because they were so strict and I couldn't take it anymore. Boy was I wrong; MaST showed me that the education I received is going to pay well in the future, and it has. I am very grateful and very privileged to have attended this school. The teachers are amazing and caring and will work one on one, but you NEED to ask and let it be known you need help or you will never be able to have the full gratification they can offer.
I went to this school since the first year of its opening. I was in the 6th grade, which at the time, was the youngest generation of the school. Yet, somewhere along this crazy timeline, the school pulled through and so did we, the students. The teachers watched as their beloved 6th graders grew up into responsible graduates. I used to think I couldn't wait to get out of that school, but in retrospect, I really do miss it. Because it is small, close knit school, I had the feeling of belonging and security. Most of us that started at this school graduated with each other because we grew so close over the years. I really do think MaST is a great school and it will continue to shine time and time again.
This is an incredible school and we are privileged to belong. My children are getting an education that cannot be provided elsewhere in Philadelphia! They have been given educational and social opportunities that are usually never offered to city kids, public or parochial. Academically Outstanding! MaST offers a major emphasis on family, community, culture and pride, as well as teaching math, science and technology to children in K through til they graduate! As a parent who could ask for more! As a student MaST offers a safe environment, friendships, and an educational opportunity you could not pay for. The teacher's, administrative staff and Parent Council go above and beyond everyday! From the plays to PSSA's our school is the best!
Amazing! Brilliant school. Has great extracurricular activities. M-A-S-T ON TO VICTORY!
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