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Welcome to Middle Years Alternative (MYA)!


“MYA is a West Philadelphia Gem”

Middle Years Alternative School (MYA) is a public middle school in West Philadelphia serving grades 5-8.  We are one of the city’s premier public middle schools.





We tap into potential.


MYA is a place where ALL students feel safe, valued, accepted, respected, and supported to grow & reach their full potential.

As a city-wide admissions school, we pride ourselves on our ability to tap into the potential of every scholar and develop critical thinkers, problem solvers and responsible citizens. MYA’s challenging curriculum, positive school climate, and abundant enrichment opportunities enhance the whole learner to develop well-rounded individuals.



RAMS have Pride!

MYA Scholars…

Respect Others

Achieve Excellence

Make Good Choices

Strive for Success


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