Harrity Elementary - Mastery Charter School


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Your Neighborhood School in Southwest Philadelphia

Welcome to Harrity! From math to music, and reading to field trips, our students receive a well-rounded education from loving teachers and leaders. Harrity focuses on data-driven instruction, family engagement, and rigorous instruction to meet our students’ needs.

In May 2022, Elevate215 named Harrity a top 36 Philadelphia public and public charter schools (K-8) for beating the odds in academic growth.

We provide all students with free breakfast and lunch and also offer an aftercare program.

At Harrity, all students learn and thrive. With love and high expectations, we support them in finding their own paths to success.

Stop by and visit us any time!





Our School

  • Students come to school excited to start their day.  
  • The day starts with free breakfast.
  • Students are greeted by their teacher and head to their classroom for morning meeting.  
  • We value reading.  Students have at least 2-3 hours of reading where they work in small groups with the teacher.  
  • Students have classes in math, social studies, and science.
  • Students head back to the cafeteria to enjoy free lunch.
  • Afterward, students enjoy free play or structured recess.
  • Students engage in art, physical education, music or technology. We are proud to educate the whole child at Mastery.
  • Once the school day is over, students may stay to participate in clubs or the aftercare program.  

Learn more about our K-12 Approach.

In addition to aftercare, Harrity Elementary students have access to tons of  after school activities, sports and clubs, including:

  • BayWay Cares (Morning and Aftercare)
  • National Elementary Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • National STEM Honor Society
  • National Student Government
  • Harrity Little Medical School
  • Boys and Girls Cross Country
  • Boys and Girls Wrestling
  • Boys and Girls Cheerleading
  • Boys and Girls Track
  • 7 on 7 Football
  • Volleyball
  • Anime Club
  • Poetry Club
  • Social Justice Club
  • Boxing Club
  • Art Club
  • Jewelry Club
  • Dance

Uniform shirts are for sale through the school.


Grades K-5:

Student tops for grades K-5 in 23-24 school year: Royal Blue uniforms and Royal Crewnecks will be on sale during orientation and the school year.  $10 for uniforms and $15 for Crewnecks.

Student Bottoms for grades K-5 in 23-24 school year will be Tan, Black, or Navy Blue pants

Grades 6-8:

Student tops for grades 6-8 in 23-24 school year: Black student uniforms and Blue Crewnecks will be on sale during orientation and the school year. $10 for uniforms and $15 crewnecks.  All families will receive one free uniform during student and family school orientation.


Student Bottoms for grades 6-8 in 23-24 school year will be Black or Navy Blue.

Harrity Elementary serves students in Southwest Philadelphia who live in the school’s attendance zone within the 19143 zip code. 

The school cannot enroll students living outside of its attendance zone, even if they reside within the listed 19143 zip code.

Our Team

Dr. Ayo Akinmoladun, Principal

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Dr. Ayo Akinmoladun is currently the proud  principal of Harrity Elementary. Before joining Mastery, he served as a teacher, assistant principal, and dean of instruction for a network of charter networks in Memphis. Throughout his ten years as an educator, He has been recognized for his student achievement outcomes as a transformational impact recipient through Teach for America and top 20 under 30 educator.  Dr. Akinmoladun in his first-year as principal helped the Harrity Elementary team achieve historic conditional growth in both MAP math and reading. Dr. Akinmoladun has also been selected for the National Leadership Institute for men of color in educational leadership.

Mr. Akinmoladun holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown, a Master’s from Johns Hopkins University, and doctorate in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Johns Hopkins. He grew up in Kansas City and is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  He enjoys cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Lakers.  He also enjoys traveling, nature walks  and running.

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.


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