Mastery Prep Elementary | Mastery Charter School

Academic excellence. Joyful classrooms.

Welcome to Mastery Prep Elementary, a free, public charter school in North Philadelphia. We offer children 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.

In addition to academics, we focus on five core values: respect, responsibility, hard work, teamwork and kindness.

We currently offer grades K-5 and will introduce grade 6 in the 2022-23 school year.  Prep Elementary students have the opportunity to attend Gratz Prep Middle and Simon Gratz High, giving them the full K-12 Mastery experience.

Stop by and visit us any time!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the name of the after care company?

Mastery Prep Elementary partners with “Change 4A Dollar” after care program. We believe that this organization would be the best match for our school. “Change 4A Dollar” operates each school day from dismissal until 6 p.m.  All students in grades K-5 are eligible to join.

 

Will all students be eligible for school lunch?

All students attending Mastery Prep Elementary are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch. Please be sure to complete the “Household Income Survey” to ensure that we are able to continue to make these meals available to all students.

 

When will I receive school bus information?

We are working with the school district to provide school bus transportation to all eligible students. We will send this information via email and postal service as soon as we have the details.

 

School Hours

  • Doors open at 7:35 AM (breakfast is served until 7:55 AM)
  • Academic day begins at 7:55 AM
  • Academic day ends at 3:05 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
  • Academic day ends at 1:00 PM on Wednesdays for professional development for teachers
  • Prep Elementary uniforms are available for purchase on the school website: masterycharterstores.com
  • All families receive a free uniform voucher from the school at the beginning of each school year. This is redeemable at the front desk at the school. Vouchers are typically available at the end of July for the upcoming school year.
  • At Prep Elementary, students in grades K-2 wear a blue polo with the Mastery logo with navy or black bottoms and the shoes of their choice. Students in grades 3-5 where a navy blazer with the Mastery logo, a white oxford shirt, tie, with navy or black bottoms and shoes of their choice.

Any student living in Philadelphia is eligible to apply for the lottery at Mastery Prep Elementary, however, preference is given to students living in the 19140 zip code.

480

Students

K-5

Grades

1:1

Computers

Our School

$10 million renovation

Bright, spacious, beautiful classrooms with cozy learning spaces throughout the building

Updated gym and recreational spaces

Students learn and achieve at high levels

Challenging, engaging, culturally diverse reading and writing curriculum

Hands-on math focused on problem-solving and critical thinking

Interactive science encourages investigation through hands-on experiences

Learning is fun!

Enrichment block with karate, art, dance or similar activities taught by experts

Fun morning meetings get students excited and ready to learn

Field trips, community meetings and much more!

We support the whole child

Core values are respect, responsibility, hard work, teamwork and kindness

Play in K and first grade uses pretend play to teach social and emotional skills

Our Team

Raymond Fields, Jr., Principal

Raymond Fields is the founding principal of Mastery Prep Elementary School. He also served as the founding principal of Simon Gratz  Prep Middle from 2013-2018. Under his leadership, Prep Middle achieved double-digit gains for two consecutive years on the English Language Arts section of the PSSA. The school also received the Schools To Learn From Award from Teach For America Philadelphia for Excellence in Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.

An accomplished school leader, Principal Fields was a 2018 Neubauer Fellow in Educational Leadership and was part of the 2011 New Leaders for New Schools Leadership Program.

He started his education career in 2005 through Teach for America, teaching in Atlanta for five years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park and  Master of Arts in Teaching from Mercer University.

Feel free to email him any time! [email protected]

If you have questions about:

School Contact Person

Contact Information (email and phone number)

My child’s academic performance

 Chloe Mann – API STEM

Lauren Fouse –

API K-2

chloe.mann@MasteryCharter.org

678-790-9856

[email protected]

267-443-9341

Attendance, Early Dismissals, Lateness

 Front Desk:

Shereda Cromwell

Shaniquia Shirley

 [email protected]

[email protected]

215-866-0067

Health and medical concerns/COVID-related concerns

 Janise Goode – APO

 [email protected]

215-275-9651

Arrival or dismissal/Lunch

 Front Desk:

Shereda Cromwell

Shaniquia Shirley

[email protected]

[email protected]

215-866-0067

Discipline concerns/Uniforms

 K-2:

Tera Horne (Dean)

3-5:

Crystal Rushin (Dean)

 [email protected]

215-558-0975

[email protected]

267-437-6964

Wellness/social work supports

 K-2

Jeesun Hunting (Social Worker)

3-5

Leya Williams-Albert (Social Worker)

 [email protected]

267-858-7793

[email protected]

267-761-8261

Events and trips

Janise Goode – APO

 [email protected]

215-275-9651

Transportation

 Zenobia Jones

 [email protected]

215-888-1498

Supports for a student with an IEP

Eugene Haith (APSS)

Ikenna Anyanwu

(Lead Case Manager)

 [email protected]

215-435-7091

[email protected]

267-320-2656

Scheduling

 Janise Goode – APO

[email protected]

215-275-9651

Registration

 Shereda Cromwell

Shaniquia Shirley

[email protected]

[email protected]

215-866-0067

After-School Programs

 Janise Goode – APO

 [email protected]

215-275-9651

Coming soon.

"I just love the communication between
the parents and the teachers and the school."

-Yonita Martin, Mastery Parent