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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 

Our Summer Experience program is filled as of April 17, 2024 except for those entering MATES as Class of 2028 members this fall!  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 program is now only open to incoming MATES Class of 2028 students on the following dates...

July 22 - 25, July 29 - August 1 & 
August 5 - 8, 2024




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!   

Please contact Admissions for details

October 17, 2024 MATES Information Session #1 – 6:00 p.m.

October 19, 2024 MATES Information Session #2 – 10:00 a.m.

November 2, 2024 MATES Information Session #3 – 10:00 a.m.

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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