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.
Our students will be competitive. That means, that at any stage of their Bache-Martin education, our students will be just as prepared for college or career readiness as the top performing students in Philadelphia. To accomplish this, we must act to ensure that all of Bache-Martin’s students have access to excellent instruction.