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, one of which is a magnificent historic structure with domes and courtyards. Thanks to a 2007 Campus Parks grant, Bache Martin renovated one of the interior courtyards to make an inviting and safe playspace for the children. We installed a soft play-surface as well as extensive landscaping, and the area is used throughout the day for recess and recreation. The school also boasts a newly completed cybrary, a state of the art research facility equipped with computers, book and DVD stacks, plus small and large-group instructional areas. The cybrary exists through a partnership between the District and the Bache-Martin Home & School Association, and forms a cornerstone of the new project-based learning program.
In the Spring 2012 with the support of volunteers from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, parents, teachers, and staff transformed the other interior courtyard into an Outdoor Learning Lab. This laboratory provides students with the opportunity to experience and learn first-hand about conservation, the natural environment, and plant life-cycle year round.
Bache-Martin: A community inspiring lifelong learners.
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.