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Middle Years Alternative School for the Humanities

PHONE: (215) 400-7720 SCHOOL TYPE: Public District Citywide GRADES: 5-8 ENROLLMENT: 207

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Dr. Toni Damon

  • Phone Number

    (215) 400-7720

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Walnut Hill

  • SEPTA Routes

    MFL (46th Street, 52nd Street), Bus (21, 31, 64)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day

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To provide a challenging curriculum immersed in enrichment opportunities to enhance the whole learner and to develop well-rounded individuals. We aim to develop critical thinkers, problem solvers and responsible students who have the technical skills and technological skills to be successful in high school and post secondary endeavors. Our school motto is: THINK.DO.LEAD.

Points Of Pride

  • Recipients of the Elevate215 Beat the Odds grant for significant growth and achievement
  • Award-winning teachers (several Lindback Award winners)
  • Positive school climate with focus on social emotional learning and restorative practices
  • Middle School Coach of the Year
  • Sports: basketball, baseball, cheer, dance, football, golf, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball
  • Instrumental Music
  • Drumline
  • Career Exploration Lab
  • After school clubs (robotics, culinary, yearbook, Junior Achievement, SPARK, and more!)
  • Tutoring through University of Penn

Admissions Policy

Citywide lottery based on available space

Accreditations and Honors

MYA has won five awards in the last six years for Climate & Culture, Overall School Performance and Significant School Growth. Most recently, MYA was awarded the 2020 Pennsylvania Distinguished Title I School Award and the “Beat the Odds” award in 2022 that honors schools making significant academic growth while serving a diverse population of students.

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Tues8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Wed8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Thur8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Fri8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Sat -

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