Bache-Martin Elementary School
2201 Brown Street  
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Open Houses at Bache-Martin​​​

Come and find out why Bache-Martin offers one of the best elementary school educational experiences in Center City Philadelphia.

Meet parents, teachers, and the Principal and learn about the exciting things that are happening at Bache-Martin:

  • Computers in every classroom, plus 32 new Apple computers in the Computer Lab, Chromebooks and multiple mobile laptop carts.
  • Upgraded Cybrary
  • Excellent  and Dedicated Teachers
  • Wonderful Music Program (Separate vocal, and string classes, starting in Kindergarten)
  • Unique After School Program
  • Interior Courtyards for Play and Outdoor Learning Lab and Garden
  • Brand new science laboratory
  • Separate Gymnasium, Cafeteria and Auditorium
  • Active Home & School Association
  • School Library
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For more information about tours, contact Jerilyn . Please note that unfortunately, at this moment, we are unable to accommodate requests for private tours.

Future Tiger Playdates!

Prospective Kindergarten 2019 (and up!) parents, please join us for our monthly playdates; where your child can meet their future classmates, and you can meet your future parent colleagues. 

Kids who are already in school at Bache, or those considering the school as a future option, are more than welcome too!

To find out when our next playdate will be, to be added to the mailing list, or want more details of our next playdate, please contact Aaron .


Pre-K families should visit the Office of  Early Childhood Education  for information regarding enrolling your pre-K child in school.

NEW!!! This coming January the Bright Futures intake coordinators will be holding onsite registration for the Pre-K program!

On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 from 10am to 2pm, you will be able to come into our school, talk to the intake coordinators, bring your application, and apply on the spot!

Fill out an application before the event to make the process faster:
  • Pick up an application in advance at Bache Martin, Meade or Kelly
  • Pick up an application at 440 North Broad
  • Download an application at

Make sure you bring copies of the following documents
  • Proof of child’s date of birth (Birth Certificate)
  • Documentation of family income (such as paystubs, tax forms, notarized statements)
  • Proof of TANF cash (DPW) (if applicable)
  • SNAP/food stamps, medical assistance (if applicable)
  • Proof of Philadelphia residency
  • Child’s health insurance card
  • Physical (health assessment) and Immunizations
  • Completed dental exam form (signed and stamped by dental office)
  • Picture ID of parent /guardian

We look forward to meeting you, and your pre-schooler on January 29, 2019!

Kindergarten Open House Dates​​​

Updated April 18, 2019
​​We offer three formal open houses throughout this school year for prospective parents starting at 8:30 am in the Martin auditorium.  Most open houses last approximately an hour and a half and include a tour of our facility. 

  • October 16, 2018
  • November 16, 2018
  • December 10, 2018
  • February 5, 2019
  • March 15, 2019 
  • May 8, 2019 

Is your child turning 5 on, or before, September 1st, 2019? ​​If you responded yes, then your child is eligible to start kindergarten in the fall of 2019!

Which school is my school?

To determine if you live within the Bache-Martin catchment area, please visit the Philadelphia School District's School Finder , and enter your address.

If you are IN the Bache-Martin Catchment:

To enroll your child at Bache-Martin, you must bring the following information to the Main Office at Bache Martin.

Registration for 2018-2019 begins January 2019 through May 2019, Monday through Thursday from 9-11:30am.  Other times available by appointment (please call the main office).

Outside of the Bache-Martin catchment:

Families living outside the official catchment area should visit the School District of Philadelphia's Office of Student Placement website  for information about how to apply to Bache-Martin. The school selection process is now completely online, and takes place the fall BEFORE your child will be starting school.  

For the 2019-2020 school year the School Selection Process will start on September 21, and will close on November 2, 2018.

Updated April, 2019

Middle School Open Houses​​

The next Middle School Open House will be announced shortly!

...did you know that for the 2015-2016 school year our students had an 80% acceptance to a Special Admission or City Wide High School (or waitlisted)? On the 2016-2017 school year this number went up to 88%.

Come and have a look at the classrooms in action, hear from the teachers about their curriculum, and participate in our Q and A session!

Updated September 20, 2017​​