Masterman's Odyssey of the Mind team took third place

posted Jun 2, 2014, 11:26 AM by Dawn Levi

 out of 54 teams in their division at the World Finals this weekend at Iowa State University.  Over 800 teams from more than 25 countries travelled to Ames, Iowa to participate in this creative problem solving competition.  

Masterman students built a hovercraft that a team member could ride, which was then transformed into a three-wheel vehicle powered by ratchet wrenches. This was all incorporated into a skit about Disney princesses who have to take a royal driver’s test to determine who gets to marry the prince. 

Many thanks to the entire Masterman community for helping Team Rat Patootie make it to Iowa.

Our Baseball Team head to the PIAA championship!

posted Jun 2, 2014, 11:08 AM by Dawn Levi

our baseball team beat GAMP 5-4 in the final round to win the Public League Division A title and that they are headed to the PIAA championships for the first time since 2011

Ms. Neu is among the top 222 quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award

posted Jun 2, 2014, 11:06 AM by Dawn Levi

Presented by The Grammy Foundation from a pool of 7000 submissions.

WHO: A total of 222 music teachers from 208 cities across 41 states have been announced as quarterfinalists for the Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy®and the GRAMMY Foundation®. In total, more than 7,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.

Masterman Middle Schoolers are in the NEWS!

posted May 18, 2014, 2:21 PM by David Ortiz

Watch members of Masterman's Odyssey of the Mind team being recognized by City Council for their accomplishments and the honor of representing Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia at the World Finals at Iowa State University May 28-May 31, 2014. Channel Six coverage on this link -

If you're inspired by their ingenuity, words of wisdom or just the sheer endurance of keeping at it all year, you can help the kids get to Iowa by making a donation at

Go team!

Masterman first in the state last year!

posted Apr 28, 2014, 5:38 AM by Clara Jerez   [ updated May 30, 2014, 12:25 PM by Dawn Levi ]

Masterman, a magnet school for academically talented students, was first in the state last year. There are 690 high schools in the state. Masterman ranked 52d nationally,

The magazine said it evaluated more than 31,200 public, magnet and charter schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. They were evaluated on overall student performance on state-mandated tests as well as how effectively they educated minority and poor students. It then used AP and IB exams to see how well schools prepared students for college-level courses.

Masterman’s Odyssey of the Mind team was #1 in the region

posted Jan 22, 2014, 6:04 AM by Masterman HSA Webmaster   [ updated Apr 30, 2014, 9:57 AM by Dawn Levi ]

Masterman’s Odyssey of the Mind team was #1 in the region and #1 in the state but we need your help getting to the World Finals at Iowa State University. Please consider making a donation to our travel fund at No amount is too small...or too large!

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