C.C.A. Baldi Middle School Grades 6-8

Mr. Luke Hostetter

8801 Verree Road
Philadelphia PA 19115
Phone: 215-961-2003

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



Trans pass Update 10.5

Parents and Families:

There is an issue with trans pass eligibility, in particular with 6th grade students. We are working to resolve this now. The trans pass list is formulated by calculating the distance from your home to school with a system at the central office. If you live beyond 1.5 miles from the school then you are eligible for a trans pass.  It appears there is a problem with these lists and how they are generating distances. We are provided a number of transpasses for students from SEPTA based on these eligibility lists. These lists are not generated at the school level.

 We understand and share your concerns as we resolve the situation. If you received a letter saying you are no longer eligible for a transpass and you believe you are, please call the school and provide your child's name, class section and address: 215-961-2003.  We are forwarding student names to the appropriate people. Please provide transportation for you child to get to school in the morning if they are not currently receiving a pass. We will make sure your child has transportation home at the end of the day until this issue is resolved. We appreciate your understanding in this matter as we work to address it at the school level as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Mr. Hostetter 


Below is a link for more information about transportation.  



BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: October 8, 2015 from 5pm - 7pm

Meet teachers and important staff members. 


School Day Information

School starts at 8:11 AM. All students should be in the building for the start of advisory at 8:11 AM. The school day ends at 3:15 PM.


If you arrive at school between 7:15 AM and 7:45 AM you may come to the gym for the Morning Fitness Period. You must enter the gym from the outside gym door. You will dismissed at 8:11 AM to go to advisory. Once you enter you can not go back outside. Activities include basketball, volleyball, badminton, and indoor soccer.


Starting at 7:30 AM students may also use the school library to read, work on project and study.  

Morning Drop-Off and Afternoon Pick-up

For parents that are dropping their child off in the morning: In order to keep our parking lot safe and accessible for our buses, there will be a student drop-off on Verree Road.  Use caution when dropping-off students.  Use this space on Verree Road at the front of the school, past the school building. Please do not enter the parking lot for drop-offs.  Please use this same procedure for pick-up afterschool.


Bus Routes

Below is a summary of the bus routes in the afternoon. If you haves questions please see a staff member at dismissal. Buses will leave the school at approximately 3:25 PM

Click Here to see the Map  of the Bus Routes  

Route 492 (6 buses on Verree): Will have as its return desingation "Bustleton and Tomlinson." This bus will go north on Verree to Bustleton Avenue, take the Rennard Street Loop; then back to Bustleton Ave. 

 Route 490 (1 Bus in Parking lot): Makes the Foxchase Loop and stops at the Septa Sub-Station on Oxford across from Rite-Aid

Route 475 (2 buses on Verree) :  will have as its return designation "Bustleton and Philmont." This bus will go north  to Welsh Road, over Grant to Bustleton Avenue, to County Line, to Overhill, to Philmont, and then to Bustleton Ave. 

 Route 476 (1 Bus on Verree) : will have as its return designation "Boulevard and Southampton." This bus will not take the Rennard Street Loop in the afternoon, but will go straight up Bustleton Ave to Trevose, then over Southampton to the Boulevard.

Route 478 (2 Buses on Verree) : Will  have as its return designation "Welsh and Darlington." This bus will travel north on Verree  to Welsh Road, west to Darlington, Darlington to Alburger, then East to the Boulevard, via Scotch Brook.

Route 477(2 Buses on Verree): Shuttle will have as its return designation "Norcom and Comly." This bus will go north on Verree to Welsh Road, East to Grant Ave to Bustleton, North on Bustleton to Haldenman, then Haldeman to Boulevard, north on the Boulevard to Comly, over Nester to Normandy Drive to Norcom. 


Message From the Nurse:

Free Eye Care and Glasses Opportunity! Click HERE for the details 



High School Selection Process will be from October 1 thru November 13

There will be a High School Expo:Friday October 16-17 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Saturday-9:00am to 3:00p,
at the Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Parents, be sure to check individual high school websites for dates and information regarding an open house.

For shadowing(day where students visit prospective schools), parents can call directly to the desired school and make arrangements. Students will be counted as an excused absence. 


Baldi Student Handbook

Here is a link to the Baldi Student Handbook 

Baldi in the News

FMA! Live was at Baldi Middle School.  The NorthEast Times covered it here


Check out Baldi Middle School at the Kimmel Center - Click Here

Check out Baldi Middle School at the Barnes Foundation Museum - Click Here 


Attention Parents!

Are you struggling with your children and wonder how to cope? 

CORA Services, Inc. is offering a workshop. For more information, click here 


 Daily Events:

  • Absence Note - Parents, please use this note when your child is absent from school.

Points of Pride

Outstanding academic opportunity
Be sure to visit our Awards and Competitions Page!!

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New Website

We now have a  new website. Tell us what you think.

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Important Information

Inclement Weather

Please read the letter here regarding inclement weather. 


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Principal Luke Hostetter


2015 March of Dimes

Forms for the 2015 March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon!

For the more information and a Permission Slip click HERE



Thank you to everyone who helped us beat our goal of $3700. Together we raised over $4500! Please take a moment to view our photos on the March of Dimes page.

picture of MOD sign


Permission slips for the Walk-a-Thon can be found here.


Monthly Calendar of Events

Looking ahead to next month, click here 

Lunch Calendar -Check here for weekly meuns