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Ocean County's STEM School

Preparing for the brightest future, Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science provides unparalleled dedication and commitment to students and their variety of needs, passions and dreams. Explore our website to learn more about us.

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MATES in Action


Summer Experience 

Students currently in middle school and those who were accepted to MATES as part of the Class of 2028 are invited to apply to our 2024 STEM Summer Experience.  The program is field-based and students need to be able to experience the outdoors and work well with others. This year was a great year and we are including this year's brochure as a reference for next summer's program.  The anticipated 2024 dates for the program will be...

July 8 - 11, July 15 - 18, July 22 - 25 and
July 29 - August 1 




Information Sessions

Learn about the MATES School and our selective program.  We are one of the top STEM schools in New Jersey and offer our graduates an education that is unparalleled. We were recently ranked in Niche as the number #4 public school in NJ, #1 in NJ in terms of our teachers and #24 overall in the nation!  Potential Class of 2027 member, the journey starts at the following information sessions at the MATES School (the last one this year)..


Saturday November 18 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Please contact Admissions for details

School Application

MATES is a specialized program of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School and their admissions office handles all MATES inquiries and applications. We do not field admissions questions or applications at the school itself.  So please contact admissions directly (732-473-3122).  For other program information including our sister academies (GPAA and ALPS) and other vocational programs, please contact admissions.

Morning Announcement Classroom for Students


To join as a new student, use your ocvts email and this link 

Students can sign up for the MATES Morning Announcements Classroom by using their school Gmail domain.  The announcements page provides daily announcements including activities and events that are part of the MATES community.  Parents/guardians are welcome to join an announcement classroom (here)

For Ocean County Vocational Technical School Information please see our district website

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Winter Coffee House December 8, 2023

Pre-registration Required

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