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Empowering All Students to be Successful

C.C.A. Baldi is a wonderfully diverse school located in the Bustleton community of Northeast Philadelphia. We are focused on providing high-quality instructional programs that meet the needs of our changing community.

A Message from Principal Hostetter

Dear Baldi Family,

Now when we say Baldi is the best middle school in the city, we have even more proof to back it up.

I am delighted to share the exciting news that Baldi has been declared a School District of Philadelphia Model School, an honor achieved by only 9% of the district’s schools!

This week the school district released results from its School Progress Report (SPR) for the 2018-2019 school year. Schools are given an SPR score based on a number of measurements, including data regarding student academic growth, school climate, suspension rates, and parent engagement and involvement.

Based on our SPR score, Baldi ranks as the Number 1 middle school in Philadelphia, outperforming all charter and special-admission middle schools. In addition, the report revealed that Baldi has achieved three consecutive years of SPR score growth and earned an incredible 96% of the points available for student academic growth.

These are incredible achievements, ones we could not have made without our wonderful teachers, staff, counselors, students, and, most of all, our parents and other caregivers. Your involvement in your child’s education and participation in Baldi life are key factors in our success. Take a moment to congratulate your child and to pat yourself on the back, too.

For more information on Baldi’s 2018-2019 SPR data, please visit here.

Once again, thank you for your continued involvement and support.

Our Mission

Through a rigorous and integrated program of academics, world culture, and enrichment, C.C.A. Baldi Middle School challenges all students to discover their unique academic abilities and passions by empowering students with the skills and character for success in high school and beyond.

Students are enriched by working in diverse classroom communities and are called to become lifelong learners who develop their individual talents to better themselves, others and their community.

With a commitment to intellectual excellence, leadership, community, and challenging oneself, we strive to develop young people who always try their best, find joy in learning, stand up for ideals, and respond to the opportunities and challenges of our time.

2019-2020 Priorities

INSTRUCTION. We foster a culture focused on the continuous improvement of ourselves, our instruction, and student achievement.

COMMUNITY. We strive to understand individuals and the identities, experiences and values we each possess to continually grow our empathy and value for one another.

LEADERSHIP. We empower staff and students to develop and harness their authentic leadership voice in pursuit of what our students need most.

EQUITY. We confront the social and academic inequities of our school and align resources to our students that need us the most.


Mr. Luke Hostetter, Principal

Mrs. Melissa Bragg, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Mr. Daniel Mina,  7th Grade Assistant Principal

Mrs. Jennifer Nuskey, 8th Grade Assistant Principal


*Current Baldi Students DO NOT NEED to Register

*All students that attended Fox Chase, Anne Frank, Loesche, and Comly are automatically registered at Baldi. If you are unsure that your student belongs at Baldi, check the school finder HERE

* We review addresses and documents carefully, please come with original copies. Any questionable documents may be referred to the Office of Student Placement. Our REGISTRATION GUIDELINES are HERE 

Documents You Need: 

  • Proof of your student’s age
  • Examples of this include birth or baptismal certificate and medical records with student’s date of birth
  • Two (2) documents showing your address
  • Examples of this could be a lease, deed, or utility bills with your name and the address in which you reside
  • Shot (Immunization) Records found HERE
    1. Obtain this from your child’s physician if you don’t have a copy already
    2. Use the above link to read The School District of Philadelphia’s policy on vaccination records
  • Parent or Guardian photo identification (requested but not required for registration)
    Examples of this could be a drivers license, passport, or state photo identification card

For more information on The School District of Philadelphia, Registration Guidelines click HERE