John B. Stetson Charter School

John B Stetson Charter School
  • 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 2016-2017 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 at the bottom of this page.

    Thomas Mullin, School Principal

    Letter from the Principal, 2016-17 School Year

    Dear Parents,

    I would like to welcome you back for the 2016-2017 school year.  I anticipate an exciting year and am extremely fortunate to be working with such an exceptional group of students, families, and staff members.

    As I begin my first school year as Principal of John B. Stetson Charter School, I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. At Stetson, our goals are to continue to promote a positive school culture, set high standards for teacher performance, increase academic expectations for all students, and build positive relationships with the community.

    To assist the team in reaching our goals, I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Glenda Marrero will be joining the Stetson family as the Assistant Principal.  Mrs. Marrero was a former teacher and instructional coach within the Aspira organization and is committed to our vision of promoting academic excellence. With your support, we will continue to develop the very real gifts and talents of all of the students at John B. Stetson Charter School.

    I am looking forward to working with you and your child as we drive towards an academically successful school year.

    If you would like to contact me, my email address is  You can also reach me by phone at (215)-291-4720.

    Thomas E. Mullin

    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.

    Letter from Glenda Marrero – Assistant Principal:

    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!

    Glenda Marrero,
    Assistant Principal

    Click here to download the Stetson Charter Professional Development Brochure for 2016

    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 2016-17 School Supply Lists

    Contact Info

    3200 B Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19134

    (p) 215.291.4720

    (f) 215.291.4168