The school takes advantage of the tremendous resources in the city to expose students to opportunities offered by the Philadelphia waterways for careers, leisure, and study. Students learn through hands-on projects, interdisciplinary classroom lessons and computer-supported curricula in an atmosphere where every member of the school, its community and parents are focused on supporting learning. Four (4) basic principles ensure a positive learning environment at Maritime Academy:
- Shared responsibility and accountability.
- Leadership and character development.
- Encouragement and accommodation of diversity.
- Integrated learning opportunities for students.