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To MPTCS SELECT Parents and Scholars,


It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year!  As I enter my 7th year as a principal at Marion P. Thomas Charter School, I am energized and motivated to continue to build upon the expectation of excellence in our “Village”. We are committed at SELECT to prepare our scholars to become future leaders who will build a better Newark and a better world. Our scholars have untapped potential and my goal is to ensure they reach it.  Please know that our team has been working diligently this summer to ensure that our campus is ready for a great start and an exceptional year.

 In closing, I truly believe that you have selected one of the best schools for your child.  Working together, your child will be well on his or her way to becoming a scholar who is academically, socially and emotionally fit to compete in the global society of the 21st century.


If there are any questions or concerns, please contact my office at (973) 621-0060 x. 4000 or email me at


For the Children,

John Gamble

SELECT Elementary Academy Principal

School Address:
88-108 Shipman Street
Newark, NJ 07103
973.621.0060, ext. 4000
Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Mrs. Ligon
Tel: (973)621-0060 ext.1021