Harrity Elementary - Mastery Charter School

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.

In February 2020, the School District of Philadelphia awarded us for having two tiers of growth on the school progress report, which considers standardized test scores, academic growth and other measures.

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:

  • Art Club
  • Ballet
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Flag Football
  • Gaming Club
  • Reading Enrichment
  • Snider Youth Hockey
  • Tap
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Uniform shirts are for sale through the school.

Harrity Upper School (grades 6-8) student uniform tops can be purchased at Harrity beginning on August 5th between the hours of 9am – 2pm. Come to the front desk if you’d like to purchase uniforms or if you have any questions regarding Upper School Uniforms.


  • Black short-sleeved polo shirt with green Mastery logo (sold at Harrity $10)
  • Black long-sleeved polo shirt with green Mastery logo (sold at Harrity $15)
  • Harrity Upper Pullover hoodie (sold at Harrity $20)
  • Harrity Upper zip up hoodie (sold at Harrity $20)
  • Harrity Upper crew neck sweatshirt (sold at Harrity $10)
  • Gray polo shirt with blue Mastery logo (not sold at Harrity, must be purchased elsewhere)


  • Black, Tan, or Navy Blue pants (sweatpants are allowed; no tights or leggings)
  • Black, Tan, or Navy Blue shorts (to the knee). Tights/Leggings may be worn under shorts.
  • Black, Tan, or Navy Blue skirts (to the knee) Tights/Leggings may be worn under skirts.


  • Close-toed shoes or sneakers of any color
    • No sandals, flip flops, slippers, or slip-on shoes where the back of the foot is open. This is for safety reasons as students have gym, recess, and transition up and down flights of stairs.

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 Grades K-5

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Dr. Ayo Akinmoladun is currently the proud  principal of Harrity Lower. 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 Lower team achieve historic conditional growth in both MAP math and reading.

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.

Robert Miller, Principal Grades 6-8

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Robert (Rob) Miller is the proud principal of the Harrity Upper Wolf Pack serving grades 6 – 8. He is dedicated to creating a paradigm shift in urban education so our students realize their fullest potential. He joined the Harrity team in 2013, serving as the assistant principal of instruction before taking on the role of principal.

Prior to joining the Harrity community, Mr. Miller was an 11th and 12th grade math teacher at Mariana Bracetti Academy in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, an Algebra II teacher at Mastery’s Shoemaker Campus and an apprentice school leader at Mastery’s Gratz Campus.

A 2005 graduate from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Mr. Miller earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. He earned his Master’s degree in 2007 in Secondary Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Outside of school, Mr. Miller enjoys participating in sports, cheering on the Denver and Philadelphia sports teams and experiencing musical theater.

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.


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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