Bache-Martin is located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. A fixture for over a century in the neighborhood, Bache-Martin serves portions of the Fairmount, Francisville, and Spring Garden communities and is among an elite group of schools included in the Center City Schools Initiative.
Campus & Facilities
The campus includes two buildings, both of which are historic structures. Our K-4 students, along with many of our special needs classes are in the one-story Martin Building, which was originally built in 1937 for students with disabilities. The building is fully accessible, and we are proud to continue that tradition today. The three-story Bache building across the street houses our middle school students, a science lab, Bright Futures programs, our band room, and our library.
In November 2018, we successfully re-opened our long-shuttered school library. Our fundraising efforts enabled us to obtain books, furniture, an on-line cataloging system, decor, and supplies. We now boast a collection of over 10,000 books of fiction and non-fiction and our students are thrilled to be able to check books out each week, and have a place to work on research projects for their classes. We also have a part-time library coordinator who assists the classes 3 days per week.
Bache-Martin is an inclusive community that strives to develop and empower all students to achieve their greatest potential.
The mission of the Bache Martin School is to develop knowledgeable lifelong learners who are challenged to meet their individual potential and who can effectively communicate, express themselves creatively, use technology appropriately, solve problems using higher order thinking skills, work cooperatively, understand and respect cultural diversity, adapt to change, and be responsible and productive in society.