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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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Summer Experience 

Students currently in middle school and those who were accepted to MATES as part of the Class of 2027 are invited to apply to our 2023 STEM Summer Experience (here).  The program is field-based and students need to be able to work outdoors and work well with others. You will only be able to attend one of the weeks...

July 10 - 13 (Filled as of 5/9/2023)
July 17 - 20 (Filled as of 5/9/2023)
July 24 - 27 (Filled as of 5/19/2023)
July 31 - Aug. 3 (Just Open to MATES Students)

See the following brochure for more details




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 one of the following information sessions at the MATES School..


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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