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Public charter
Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 778

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2275 Bridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19137

(215) 535-4555
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August 10, 2014
This is a good school. My kids go to the and there are all doing so well.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2014
My son has received honors since he started in 7th grade. Most schools that are trying to teach your child the importance of coming to school prepared wearing the required uniform will send your child home if the parent cannot follow the rules but it effects your child's learning and how the function in the real world. The school is a good school it shouldn't receive bad ratings because one parent cannot get the uniform requirements together.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2013
When my kids first started here at the middle school everything was great no problems i would recommend the middle school, but the high school is the worst they care more about the uniforms then they do making sure your child understands the classwork, your child will be sent home for not have the right pants there are so many different pairs of black pants out and most school wear the same one's my child was sent home a few times , even though i told them i couldnt find the pants because of it being the end of the school year, but thats not all there's always fights going on between the girls and the deen of the high school waits til the last min to do anything then threatens the kids and the parents with being kicked out , they had a lunch lady fill in for a teacher that was out. The high School only focus is on uniforms and not education, if your child fails a class its $250 per class which is way to much money, I just really think they should take more time out to help the children understand the work instead of failing them for something they knew nothing about and how can a teacher get mad when the students asks for help????? High School..NOOOO!!!!, Midddle School Yes

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2013
I would rate Maritime a 6 out of 5, but it won't let me! I'm a student at Maritime and soon I'll be entering 7th grade there. At my old school I got mostly all As and a few Bs. Now, the work is even harder and I get all As! My teachers Mrs. D and Mr. Segrest made learning fun and exciting! The school has a lot of after school programs like robotics, drama, and band/choir/orchestra. They have lots of field trips and new activities are announced everyday! If you're looking for a fun, challenging school, apply for Maritime now!

- submitted by a community member

June 15, 2013
I have just graduated the 8th grade, ( i have been here since 7th ) the 2 years I spent here ave been amazing, the teachers want kids to do there best and alot of teachers offer extra help. The 7th and 8th grade teachers understand students. Just try to stay respectful and complete all assignments and it will pay off at the end of the year.

- submitted by a community member

May 31, 2013
First let me start off by saying that I've bee there since 5th grade and is currently now in 9th grade. I gave the school 2stars because of the middle school. The middle is fine, actually I'll recommend the middle school. But the high school gets a -1star. It's da worst high school ever. The teachers, staff and dean makes no sense. They very petty and u get in trouble for the littlest things. I never was a trouble student, I make good grades and I never has detention before, until I got to 9th grade. For example, it was raining out, so no one wants to stop in the pouring rain. When I got to class, I got a detention for just walking in the class with my jacket. I didn't even get a chance to sit down. The dean told me I need to me to stop outside and take my jacket off. He doesn't care if its raining. The dean has asked me plenty of times, why am I at his school, and I find that so disrespectful to ask someone. But trust me I won't he there next year. Most of the teachers act just like the dean, but most are very nice. So please think twice before sending to this high school.

- submitted by a community member

May 20, 2013
Maritime is more worried about there national avg. then they are there students. My son was told he can't come back next yr. because of his grades what about helping my son instead of tossing him like a piece of trash, I know several other parents who's children were thrown out for there grades. If your looking for a school that truly cares about your child IT ANT Maritime academy charter school

- submitted by a parent

December 13, 2012
My son is in 8th grade at Maritime and has been a student here since 6th grade. I have to say, as a parent who paid Catholic School tuition for 6 years, that the education he has received and continues to receive is phenomenal. His 6th grade teachers were amazing. His 7th grade teachers truly prepared him for the PSSA's last year - he scored Proficient and Advanced. One note: Mr. Brown - his 7th grade math/science teacher just superceded any expectations I have ever had of a teacher. AMAZING!!!!!! In the beginning of the year, my son would complain about Mr Brown's ways - and I would say "ONE DAY you will appreciate that man!" Guess what? It didn't take for him to be a parent to appreciate him! He expressed the level of impact Mr. Brown had on him just this past weekend!!! Kudos to Mr. Brown and Maritime!

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2012
We are in the middle school and I have to say, this is our first year and the school has amazing teachers! The curriculum is harder than at our previous private school, but the teachers make the topics more meaningful for the kids. They get them involved in learning and teach them to be responsible in their academics. They also have a ton of amazing clubs the kids can participate in before and after school, and having tutoring available daily. Their zero tolerance policy makes for a great learning environment for the kids. If you have a great kid and that you are looking for an amazing opportunity for, send them here! You won't be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2012
The Teachers Are Great. But, some of the teachers give way too much homework to the students. But overall, its good.

- submitted by a community member

February 21, 2012
I sent my son to Maritime due to him being bullied at our local Catholic School. He has always had good grades but has even gotten higher grades at Maritime, they strive for greatness and get it with positive rolemodels for teachers. I have received about 5 phone calls in the last 2 years to tell me how great a kid I have, he is now on NJHS and I credit this to the great staff. They are also very good with dealing with parents and you have access to all grades at your fingertips, which is great. My son has homework but nothing that is excessive, much less then his last school. I love it so much I am now enrolling my younfre son for next year.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2012
I am currently a student here and this school is a very hard working school , i just had a project last week and i have 2 more due this week , they dont give students enough time to complete projects , Your child WILL HAVE HOMEWORK EVERY NIGHT AND WEEKEND! I am very stressed because of alll the work they have been throwing at me!

- submitted by a teacher

December 07, 2011
great school! Very challenging coursework from forensics to Chemistry to algebra...and this is just 6th grade! Lots of clubs to get involved in as well as tutoring if needed everyday before and after school. If you are looking for a school that will continually challenge your child, and recognize them For their efforts and hard work this the place for you!

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2011
Maritime Charter School is not a good school . Some of the staff are very unprofessional, especially speaking over the telephone. I would not refer anyone to that school. How are the children supposed to learn if the adults there are not professionals.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2011
My daughter came to Maritime last year for 7th grade and is now getting ready to begin 8th in September. I am very happy and pleased with the quality education she is receiving at Maritime. Her teachers last year were wonderful!! They care so much about their students and want them to strive to do the very best in all areas. The dean and office staff are also very caring, friendly and understanding with parents and always there to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to another successful school year at Maritime and will continue to have my daughter continue there for high school. Thanks so much Maritime:)

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2011
I am so happy that I decided to send my daughter to Maritime. This is her first year and I see in her everyday the gift of an education that provides challenging academics, social activities, treasured resources, accountability and a fun positive, uplifting environment. Her teacher, Miss G, is wonderful. She may not realize it, but she has made a tremendous impact academically and has been a wonderful role model. Maritime is more than fortunate to have her on their team. My daughter loves school. What more can a parent ask for? Finding the right school for my daughter has meant more than any words can express. Children are our future. Thank you for the jobs that you do and for putting them first.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2010
Philadelphia has a great Gem in MACHS, my son just completed 5th grade (his 1st at MACHS) and he, my wife and I, truly enjoy this school. They push, intrigue and introduce the students to high expectations and I really think the children enjoy this, especially in an environment where learning is 1st and foremost. My son actually looks forward to school, and will be attending a free summer course for physics. More people should know about this school!

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2009
Maritime Academy is a tremendous school where young people are encouraged to learn to achieve at their highest potential. The middle school is especially good. There is a strict discipline code, which allows teachers to do what they are meant to do... teach!

- submitted by a parent
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June 01, 2009
Maritime is a wonderful school. The teachers set the bar high for student achievement. In addition, teachers are hard-working and caring. The strict discipline policy creates a comfortable learning environment so teachers teach and students learn.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2008
i love maritime! i have a great teacher mr.segrest he makes math easy to understand for me before i came to maritime i had a c in math and i went all the up to an A he is hilarious he makes you laugh alot! i recomend anyone to go to maritime! i think all the teachers are really down to earth and outgoing! terrific work staff, teachers, students and ceo DR. Ann waiters for making this school what it is today!

- submitted by a student

June 16, 2008
I posted back in September after back to school night. Both my child and I were quite anxious about her going into 7th grade in a new school. But the worry was for nothing. This has been a very positive year for my child. Compared to her last school, she described Maritime as more challenging but more interesting too. She loved both her teachers, Mr. DiLeo and Mrs. Clarke and she made many new friends. I, too, was very happy having a child come home from school everyday looking forward to going back the next day. It's only June 16th and she's already wishing she was back in school. Thank you Maritime.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 29, 2008
This is my son's second year at Maritime. My husband and I have been very pleased with the school and staff. The campus is beautiful and safe.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2008
Very safe campus. This is one of the best schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in the whole United States, with 'Grade A' teachers and students, great faculity and an excellent facility.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2007
Finally a school with a safe environment and a super staff!

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2006
This is a great school compare to all the neighborhood school nearby. The teachers are very friendly and make you feel welcome. We have quite alot of fundraising and activties for our school.

- submitted by a student

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Maritime Academy Cs
2275 Bridge St, Philadelphia, PA  19137
(215) 535-4555
Last modified Maritime Academy Cs is a Charter school that serves grades 5-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Maritime Academy Cs Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top