Points of Pride

Scholars Academy

MYA offers a Scholars Academy for students in 7th and 8th grades that will provide academic enrichment based on an application process that coincides with academic achievement, community service, school and community-based activities, and teacher recommendation, this opportunity will provide students in 7th grade with Pre-Algebra.  Students in 8th grade will be provided with Algebra, and Advanced English.  Students in 8th grade Scholars Academy will participate in the Keystone Exams


MYA boasts a championship track team and more sport program participation such as golf, soccer, boys & girls basketball, girls softball, boys & girls volleyball, and baseball.

Check out MYA’s Football Team in this Frosted Flakes commercial! MYA scholars had the opportunity to play with Jalen Hurts and Tony the Tiger in an epic football game:


MYA Students Run

OUR MISSION Students Run Philly Style transforms students’ lives through running and mentorship. We pair volunteer Running Leaders with teams of students to inspire them to push themselves further than they ever imagined. Their goal: the completion of a full or a half marathon. The courage and effort required, the unfailing support of a caring mentor and the thrill of its ultimate achievement results in a student who knows anything is possible.

Each year there is a Blue Season and a Green Season– the Blue Season is run through the spring and culminates with the Broad Street Run, a 10 mile street race that starts at Central High School and ends at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The Green Season is run through the summer into the fall, and culminates with the Philadelphia half/full marathon.

Instrumental Music

We have a strong instrumental music program which includes a string ensemble, a wind ensemble, and a concert band.

Partnership with Penn

Our partnership with the University of PA enables us to provide on-site tutoring for our students.

University of Pennsylvania Talent Search

Talent Search is a college preparedness program that will provide after school and summer opportunities to students to prepare them in furthering their education in secondary institutions.

Philly AD Club

The Philly Ad club partners successful entrepreneurs in the business community with a yearlong commitment to MYA.  Students engage in learning about the entire advertising process.  The year ends with students developing (start to finish) their own advertising campaign.

Yearbook Club

The Yearbook Club has worked very hard to capture the moments that have occurred in the school.  They participate in the process from start to finish to develop a final yearbook for the MYA student body.


Spark brings together schools, businesses and individuals to create career exploration and self-discovery experiences for middle school students.

Delphi Art

The Delphi After School Art Club is a comprehensive after school arts education program held over a twenty week period at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Students in the program learn about a variety of  artists and art techniques, tour the Museum’s galleries, and create their own works of art.