About Us

About MYA

Middle Years Alternative School (MYA) is a public middle school in West Philadelphia serving scholars in grades 6-8. 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.

MYA has won five awards in the last six years for Climate & Culture, Overall School Performance and Significant School Growth. Most recently, MYA was awarded the 2020 Pennsylvania Distinguished Title I School Award and the “Beating the Odds” award in 2022 that honors schools making significant academic growth while serving a diverse population of students.


Our Mission and Vision

“MYA is on the Move”

OUR MISSION: Middle Years Alternative provides a challenging curriculum to each student in grades 6-8 immersed in enrichment opportunities to enhance the whole learner and to develop a well- rounded individual.

OUR VISION: At Middle Years Alternative we aim to develop critical thinkers, problem solvers and responsible students who have the technical skills and technological skills to be successful in high school and post-secondary endeavors.