Clymer Elementary - Mastery Charter School


Clymer Elementary is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Please follow the steps below to apply online.

  • Visit Apply Philly Charter
  • Log in or create an account
  • Fill out your family profile and add your child as a student
  • Click on the Apply for September 2024 button
  • Select Mastery Charter School: Frederick Douglass as the school to which you would like to apply
  • Submit your application

Please note: If you are looking for a seat for your child for the current school year (2023-2024), you can still apply online today using Apply Philly Charter. Just click on the “Apply for Current Year” button to start your application once you’ve logged in.

Have questions about our school or need help navigating the process? Complete and submit this form, and a Mastery enrollment specialist will reach out to answer your questions and help you apply.

Academic Excellence. Joyful Classrooms.

Welcome to Clymer Elementary, a K-6 school in the Hartranft/Fairhill community in North Philadelphia! We offer academic excellence in a fun, joyful environment. From math to music and reading to field trips, our students receive a well-rounded education from loving teachers and leaders.

  • Small Groups, Individualized Learning
  • Science, Social Studies, Art, Dance, PE – every year!
  • Flag Football, Basketball, Dance, Art, Cooking, Social Mentors

Clymer is a joyful, structured community where everyone loves to grow and learn.

Clymer students have the opportunity to automatically attend our Gratz Prep Middle and Simon Gratz High, giving them the full K-12 Mastery experience.

Stop by and visit us anytime!





Our School

  • Students arrive to school excited to start their day 
  • Free breakfast
  • Fun morning meeting to get students ready to learn
  • 2-3 hours of reading instruction in small groups with the teacher
  • Math, social studies and science
  • Free lunch
  • Free play or structured recess
  • Art, physical education, and dance for all students
  • Once the school day is over, students may stay on campus to participate in clubs or the aftercare program.  
  • Participants of the fresh fruit and vegetables program providing students with a daily healthy snack

Learn more about our K-12 Approach.

We offer a variety of after-school activities and clubs, including:

  • Softball
  • Board Game Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag Football
  • Homework Club

Clymer Elementary uniforms can be purchased on campus or at the Kid City store at Northeast Towers Mall (4600 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19124).

For more information about purchasing uniforms at Kid City, call 215-289-8501.


Clymer Elementary serves students in the Hartranft/Fairhill area who live in the school’s attendance zone within the 19133 zip code.   

Our Team

Heather Scheg, Principal

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Heather Scheg is the proud principal of Clymer Elementary. She loves to watch students and staff grow and learn, and enjoys building relationships in the community.

Before joining Clymer, Ms. Scheg worked as the assistant principal of instruction at Mastery’s Shoemaker Campus in West Philadelphia and a math teacher at Mariana Bracetti Academy, a charter school in Kensington.

She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Special Education and Math minor from West Chester University and later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Chestnut Hill College. After moving many times while growing up, she’s thrilled to call Philadelphia home and plant roots at Clymer Elementary.

Ms. Scheg is grateful to partner with such incredible people – families, staff and students – to ensure Clymer is a joyful, structured community where everyone loves to grow and learn!

Our staff is available to support you and your child throughout their school experience. We are available to meet with families and answer questions via the email addresses listed here.