Bache-Martin Elementary School Pre-K-8

Mark D. Vitvitsky

22nd and Brown Streets
Philadelphia PA 19130
Phone: 215-684-5074

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.



Bache-Martin Elementary School

2201 Brown Street

Philadelphia, PA  19130

(215) 684-5450

(215) 684-5446 (fax)


School Information:

Bache-Martin is located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. 

A fixture for over a century in the neighborhood, Bache-Martin serves portions of the Fairmount, Francisville, and Spring Garden communities and is among an elite group of schools included in the Center City Schools Initiative.


Campus & Facilities

The campus includes two buildings, one of which is a magnificent historic structure with domes and courtyards. Thanks to a 2007 Campus Parks grant, Bache Martin renovated one of the interior courtyards to make an inviting and safe playspace for the children. We installed a soft play-surface as well as extensive landscaping, and the area is used throughout the day for recess and recreation. The school also boasts a newly completed cybrary, a state of the art research facility equipped with computers, book and DVD stacks, plus small and large-group instructional areas. The cybrary exists through a partnership between the District and the Bache-Martin Home & School Association, and forms a cornerstone of the new project-based learning program.

In the Spring 2012 with the support of volunteers from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, parents, teachers, and staff transformed the other interior courtyard into an Outdoor Learning Lab.  This laboratory provides students with the opportunity to experience and learn first-hand about conservation, the natural environment, and plant life-cycle year round. 

Bache Martin Home & School Association





Dress Code:Bache-Martin                                

Uniform Policy 2015-16 School Year

  • Girls:
    • Navy polo (long or short sleeves)
    • Khaki pants, shorts or skirts
    • Navy polo (long or short sleeves)
    • Khaki pants or shorts
    Physical Education Uniform:
    • Yellow Bache-Martin t-shirt
    • Navy sweatpants or shorts

    Shoes - Any color sneakers or shoes with backs. No CROCS, sandals, flip-flops, open-backed, open-toed or shoes with high heels/platforms

  • Uniform Policy - SDP




Recycle and Raise Funds for Bache-Martin Through Planet Green

Drop off your recyclable items in the marked boxes located in the Martin cafeteria, Main Office, and front entrances of both buildings.  Items accepted include:

  • Inkjet Cartridges
  • Cell Phones and Pagers
  • iPods and MP3 players
  • Digital/Video Cameras & Camcorders
  • GPS & Radar Detectors
  • PDAs
  • Mobile Hot Spots
  • iPads/Tablets
  • Calculators
  • eBook Readers
  • Video Game Consoles & Handhelds
  • Video Games and Accessories

Keep collecting Box Tops for Education. 

Labels for Education

Similar to Boxtops 4 Education, the Labels for Education program supports Arts, Athletics, and Academics at schools.  By collecting Labels for Education from products you already buy, like Campbell's Soups, Dannon Yogurt, Prego, and V8, you can help Bache-Martin obtain free educational materials to support the arts, athletics, and academics at the school.  Drop off your Labels for Education into the same container as the Boxtops 4 Education in the school's main office.  Click here for a product listing. 







Message from the Principal



Message from Principal Mark D. Vitvitsky aka "Mr. V"

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year at Bache-Martin!  I am thrilled to continue to work in partnership with the entire Bache-Martin learning community to build on the successes of last year. This year, our focus will be on continuing to move towards our instructional vision of inspiring lifelong learners. 

As we continue to grow and adapt to our students' needs and the future challenges they will face, this year, the school is pleased to offer new learning experiences - which include the addition of K-4th Science and 4th-8th Spanish teachers – that will help to support our students in their continued education. The staff and I are looking forward to exploring these new opportunities with our students and working collaboratively to further their educational growth.

We are committed to providing our students with a rigorous and personalized education; in return, it is critical that we challenge our students to meet our expectations. This year, we invite our students to act as exemplars in the community, exhibit a willingness to work their way through problems - academic or social, and bring forth their curiosity. Based upon experience, when held to high expectations, students take ownership of their learning and are capable of achieving anything.


I am excited about the potential of this school year and seeing the continued growth and progress of our “lifelong learners.”   



Stay tuned to learn more about our educational programming and other news from our school.

Points of Pride and Partnerships