John B. Stetson Charter School

John B Stetson Charter School

Located at ASPIRA of PA Campus

  • Grades 5-8, over 700 students
  • $2 million invested in the school prior to school opening
  • In ASPIRA’s first year managing Stetson, suspensions decreased from 492 to 4, serious incidents decreased from 90 to 10, and attendance increased from 86% to 92%

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year:

The first day of school is August 29th. Registrations and transfers must be completed at the school between August 3 and August 30, and between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Beginning on August 29th, registrations and transfers will take place at the school between 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Monday – Friday.

Applications are given once your address is verified, however, you may download the Stetson Enrollment Checklist below.

School Documents and Public Information

Click here to view the list of Requested Documents for Enrollment for John B. Stetson Charter School

Stetson Admission Process Information

Requested Documents for Enrollment

Stetson PTA Meeting RSVP

Stetson School Supply Lists (2016-17)

Letter from the Principal, 2017-2018 School Year:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! The school year is quickly approaching and I would like to extend a welcome back to all my amazing students who are returning and a warm welcome to all my new students. I am very excited to begin my second year as principal of Stetson and I want to continue to make positive changes in the lives of your children. In partnership with ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania, we are committed to provide your child with a quality education, a safe climate for learning and teach them how to become leaders through education. John B. Stetson Charter School is one big family and we need your support in making this positive change in your child’s life. Two areas that I want us to focus our collective attention on right off the bat are uniforms and electronic devices/cell phones.

Students are expected to be in full uniform every day. Any student who fails to comply with the school’s uniform policy will be subject to detention. Detentions can be 15 minutes to an hour depending on the infraction. Please note that sneakers, boots, heels, or athletic shoes are not permissible. All students must wear plain black dress shoes. Nail polish, decorated acrylic/gel nails, and jewelry are also not permitted.

This year, Stetson has adopted the electronic/cellular phone policy of all Aspira schools. For the purpose of establishing this policy, an electronic device is defined as any mechanical or electrical device that is capable of playing, recording, storing, or transmitting sounds, images, or data. Examples of these types of devices include, but are not limited to: iPods, computers, cameras, iPads, tablets, and Beats Headphones. As stated in this policy, students may NOT have an electronic device/cell phone in their possession while in school. Any device/phone noted anywhere in the building, at any time, will be confiscated, tagged, and housed by Safety Team Members, Behavior Specialists, or Deans. For the first violation of this policy, a parent or guardian must report to the school on Wednesdays, between 1:30-3:45 to retrieve the device. A second violation of this policy will result in the device/phone not being returned to either student or parent. It is imperative that all electronic devices/cell phones be left at home each and every day. John B. Stetson Charter School and its representatives will not assume responsibility for devices/phones that are lost, stolen, or confiscated.

I hope to see everyone the first day of school, which will be Monday, August 28, 2017 in complete uniform and ready to take on new challenges. Dismissal will be at 3:00pm. All Wednesdays early dismissal time is 1:00pm for the 2017-18 school year. As a reminder, registrations and withdrawals are now taking place at Stetson from 9:00am to 1:00pm M-TH and 9: 00am to 12:00pm on Fridays.

If your child is coming from Cramp or Elkin Schools and you have not completed all of the required registration forms, please do so ASAP during the times mentioned above. We would also like to ask that you save the date for our “Back to School Night “ which will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Below are a few reminders for you:

  • Stetson’s Community Day featuring fun, food, and giveaways is Friday, August 25 from 12-3 in the Allegheny Courtyard of the school.
  • August 28, 2017 is the first day of school for ALL students and the students will be dismissed at 3:00pm
  • Breakfast will begin at 7:15 am for grades 6-7, 7:30 for grade 5, and 7:45 for grade 8. The school day begins at 8:00 am
  • Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • School uniforms can be purchased at Flynn & O’Hara stores only and the address is:

    6801 Frankford Avenue Unit G
    Philadelphia, PA 19135
    (215) 624-1983

    Thank you for allowing your child to be a part of this amazing family at John B. Stetson Charter School and let’s have a great year.

    – Thomas E. Mullin, Principal
    – Glenda Marrero, Assistant Principal
  • En Espanol:

    Queridos Padres o Encargados,

    Bienvenido de nuevo al año escolar 2017-2018! El año escolar se acerca rápidamente y me gustaría dar la bienvenida de nuevo a todos mis increíbles estudiantes que regresan y una cálida bienvenida a todos mis nuevos estudiantes . Estoy muy contento de comenzar mi tercer año como director de Stetson y quiero seguir haciendo cambios positivos en la vida de sus hijos . En asociación con ASPIRA Inc. de Pennsylvania, estamos comprometidos a proporcionarle a su hijo(a) una educación de calidad, un clima seguro para aprender y enseñar cómo convertirse en líderes a través de la educación . La escuela autónoma John B. Stetson es una gran familia y necesitamos su apoyo para hacer de este cambio positivo en la vida de su hijo. Dos áreas que quiero que concentremos nuestra atención colectiva son uniformes y dispositivos electrónicos / teléfonos celulares.

    Los estudiantes deben estar en uniforme completo. Cualquier estudiante que no cumpla con las normas del uniforme de la escuela estará sujeto a detención el mismo día. Las detenciones se llevan a cabo hasta las 4pm todos los días. Tenga en cuenta que las zapatillas de deporte, botas, zapatos de tacón o zapatos atléticos no son permisibles. Todos los estudiantes deben usar zapatos de vestir negros lisos. Al igual que esmalte para uñas, acrílico decorado/uñas de gel, y prendas NO son permitidas.

    Stetson ha adoptado la póliza de teléfonos celulares/electrónicos de todas las escuelas de Aspira. Con el propósito de establecer esta póliza, un aparato electrónico se define como cualquier aparato mecánico o eléctrico que es capaz de reproducir, grabar, almacenar o transmitir sonidos, imágenes o datos. Ejemplos de este tipo de aparatos incluyen, pero no se limitan a: iPods, computadoras, cámaras, iPads, tabletas y auriculares Beats. Como se indica en esta póliza, los estudiantes NO pueden tener un teléfono celular/aparato electrónico en su poder, mientras que estén en la escuela. Cualquier aparato/teléfono en cualquier lugar del edificio, en cualquier momento, será confiscado, etiquetada, y alojado por el equipo de seguridad de los miembros, especialistas en conducta o decanos. La primera violación de esta póliza, un padre o tutor debe llamar y luego venir a la escuela los miércoles, entre 1: 30-3: 45 para recuperar el aparato/celular. Una segunda violación de esta póliza dará lugar a que el aparato/teléfono no se devuelta al estudiante o padre. Es imperativo que todos aparato/teléfonos celulares electrónicos se dejen en casa todos los días. La Escuela Autónoma John B Stetson y sus representantes no asumirán la responsabilidad de los dispositivos / teléfonos que están perdidos, robados o confiscados.

    Espero verlos a todos el primer día de clases, que será el lunes, 28 de agosto de 2017, en uniforme completo y listo para asumir nuevos retos . La salida será a las 3:00 pm . Todos los miércoles de tiempo salida temprana es 1:00 pm para el año escolar 2016-17. A modo de recordatorio, matriculas se están llevando a cabo en Stetson durante el mes de agosto de 9am – 1pm lunes a viernes y 9am – 12pm los viernes. Cuando comiencen las clases, las matriculas serán de 8:30am – 11:30am lunes a jueves.

    Si su hijo está viniendo de Cramp o Escuelas Elkin y no se ha completado todos los formularios de inscripción requeridos, por favor, hágalo lo antes posible durante los tiempos indicados. También nos gustaría pedirle que guarde la fecha para nuestra "Noche de Regreso a la Escuela", que se llevará a cabo el miércoles 13 de septiembre del año 2017 4:30-6:30. A continuación se presentan algunos recordatorios para usted:

    • El Día de la Comunidad de Stetson se ofrecerá diversión, comida y regalos, ESTO SERA EL viernes, 25 de agosto de 12-3 en el patio de la Escuela en Allegheny.
    • lunes, 28 de agosto de 2017 representa el primer día de clases para todos los estudiantes y los estudiantes saldrán a las 3:00 pm
    • El desayuno comenzará a las 7:15 am para los grados 5-7 y 7:45 para el grado 8, y el día escolar comienza a las 8:00 am
    • “Noche de Regreso a la Escuela” será el miércoles, 13 de septiembre de 2017 4:30-6:30pm
    • Los uniformes escolares se pueden comprar en las tiendas sólo Flynn y O'Hara y la dirección es: 6801 Frankford Avenue, Unidad G Philadelphia, PA 19135 (215) 624-1983.

    Gracias por permitir que su hijo sea parte de esta increíble familia en la escuela autónoma B. John Stetson y vamos a tener un gran año usted.

    Principal’s Bio:

    Upon earning a Bachelor’s Degree in The Art and Science of Teaching from Temple University in 1997, Thomas Mullin started his professional career with the School District of Philadelphia at Thomas Fitzsimons Middle School. Three years later, he transferred to the Hon. Munoz-Marin Elementary School in West Kensington to teach literacy and mathematics to students in grade 8. He was also part of a team that opened the new Julia DeBurgos Elementary School at 4th and Lehigh Avenues in West Kensington in 2003.  During his six years there, he served on the school leadership team as well as taught science to students in grades 5 through 8 while completing his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration.

    He was Assistant Principal of John B. Stetson Middle School when it was turned over to ASPIRA of PA and was part of the team that significantly improved the school climate and the academic programs available to students. Some highlights include removing Stetson from the State of Pennsylvania’s persistently dangerous list, increasing student attendance to above 90%, and significantly increasing academic achievement in both math and reading.

    In July of 2015, he was selected to serve as the Principal of John B. Stetson Charter School. If you would like to contact me, my email address is tmullin@stetson.aspirapa.org. You can also reach me by phone at (215)-291-4720.


    Assistant Principal’s Bio (Letter from Glenda Marrero):

    My name is Glenda Marrero, and I am the proud Assistant Principal of John B. Stetson Charter School.

    I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education from LaSalle University with a dual Certification in K-6th Education and Special Education.  Most recently, I received a Master’s Degree in K-12th Education Administration from Gwynedd-Mercy University.

    Upon graduating from LaSalle University, I started my professional career in the city of Camden New Jersey, where I taught students in Kindergarten and tutored 6th-8th math.  After three years at Camden, I transferred to Antonia Pantoja Charter School in Philadelphia, where I taught students in grades 4th and 5th literacy and mathematics.

    In 2011, I was selected to serve in ASPIRA’s Instructional Leader Apprentice program.  Two years into this position, I was given the opportunity to serve as the curriculum coordinator where I was part of a team that worked in the K-12th ASPIRA’s District Curriculum. In August of 2014, I served as the Lead District Instructional coach and Curriculum Supervisor for K-12th Schools in Camden, New Jersey. 

    In July of 2015, I was selected to serve as the Assistant Principal of John B. Stetson Charter School.

    Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two children and my two dogs.  My interests include gardening and restoring my 180-year-old Victorian house.

    As the Assistant Principal of John B. Stetson Charter School, I encourage you to contact me anytime with ideas, questions, or concerns.  Your thoughts and inputs are always valued!   Together with parent partnerships we will continue to make John B. Stetson an outstanding school and a great place for all kids to learn!

    Contact Info

    3200 B Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19134

    (p) 215.291.4720

    (f) 215.291.4168

    info@stetson.aspirapa.org