The mission of MSA is to enhance, support and promote the critical thinking and the problem solving skills of its school-age learners as they master and exceed Pennsylvania and national education standards.
MSA’s Board of Trustees believes that all scholars are capable of learning, given the right tools, environment, family and community support, and motivation. As a result, MSA’s scholars will be successful learners. Also through innovation, MSA will transform the learning environment for its scholars grades 5 through 8 -- who not only reside in the catchment area of the school, but who also comprise a diverse scholar body from all over the City of Philadelphia, and from all ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. MSA additionally will transform the property at 2950 Memphis Street into a community hub which serves as a gathering place for all in the community. Besides offering an outstanding education to its middle school scholars, MSA will offer adult opportunities in literacy, GED, and job-readiness skills training.