We do it with P.R.I.D.E.

"Personal Responsibility In our Determined Excellence"

Welcome to Universal Vare STEM & ARTS Academy Middle School 

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-2020 School Year

Enrollment Hours

Monday - Friday | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Scholastic Book Fair is now at Universal Vare!

November 25 - December 6, 2019

Click the link below for more information

School Hours

Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Breakfast Served: 8:00 AM- 8:30 AM

Upcoming Events

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At Our School

During our Professional Development on Oct 23, Our teachers were analyzing Benchmark Data and Mr. Lamb shared a Best Teacher Practice.

The Art class beautifying our school.

2019-2020 Vare Staff

Universal Vare STEM & Arts Academy Middle School

2100 South 24th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19145

Phone: 215-952-8611

Fax: 267-239-5866

School Leadership

Principal: Karen Howell-Toomer

Assistant Principal: Aaron Smith

Director of Academics: Stephani Finnin

Director of Academics: Tina Jean-Pierre

About Universal Vare

At Universal Vare, we specialize in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts. Under our academy model, we provide our scholars the opportunity to explore their interests in the STEM and arts field through a project based curriculum. We guide scholars towards independence while providing the support they need. We offer parents and students the educational tools scholars need to succeed in middle school and beyond. Project Lead the Way at Universal Vare

Connecting Parents and Schools to Increase Achievement

We encourage you to participate in one of the many opportunities such as the Home and School Association, School Advisory Councils (SAC) and/or volunteer as a teacher assistant/aide, food pantry worker, or just read to our preschoolers.

For more information, contact the Universal Vare STEM & Arts Academy at (215) 952-8611 or send us an email.