Molina Upper Elementary - Mastery Charter School


Molina Elementary is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Please follow the steps below to apply online by the priority deadline of February 16, 2024.

  • Visit One Camden
  • Log in or sign up
  • Fill out your family profile
  • Select “2024-2025” as the school year you want to apply for
  • Select “Neighborhood Guaranteed School” or “Open Enrollment,” depending on how many schools you’d like to apply to
  • Confirm school selection/s (and rank school preference if doing Open Enrollment)
  • Complete and submit your application

Please note:

  • As of August 2024, Molina Lower Elementary and Molina Upper Elementary will combine to serve grades K-8 on one campus located at 601 Vine Street in Camden. Families applying for the 2024-2025 school year should apply to Mastery Molina Elementary on One Camden.
  • If you are looking for a seat for your child for the current school year (2023-2024), you may still apply online today using One Camden.

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.

Your Neighborhood School in Camden

Molina Upper is a neighborhood elementary school serving 480 students and their families in grades 3-8. We are in the top ten schools in Camden for both math and English Language Arts proficiency (grades 3-8).

One of the things our students enjoy most is our brand new gym where they have PE classes, play sports and do other extracurricular activities. Students get free breakfast and lunch. We also have an aftercare program.

Our students have the opportunity to automatically attend Mastery High School of Camden, giving them a full K-12 Mastery experience.

At Molina Upper, 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

  • Among the top ten schools in Camden for math and English Language Arts proficiency (grades 3-8)
  • Bilingual students receive extra support to develop literacy in both English and Spanish
  • Students are recognized and celebrated school-wide for honor roll, other academic successes and leadership
  • Fun morning meeting gets students ready to learn
  • Recess every day
  • Art, music, Spanish, physical education and field trips

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

Girl and Boy Scouts • Mentoring and Tutoring • Baseball • Basketball • Softball • Art • Cheerleading •  Soccer • Homework Help • Gardening Club

  •  Molina Upper  uniforms are available for purchase at Uniform City in downtown Camden 721 Broadway, Camden, NJ 08103. Feel free to call (856) 963-7680 to check store hours before arriving.
  • All families receive a free uniform voucher from the school at the beginning of each school year. This is redeemable at Uniform City Please call the Molina Upper Front desk to schedule a time to pick up at 856-966-8970 or stop by 601 Vine St, Camden NJ 08103 to receive your child’s voucher. Vouchers are typically available at the end of July for the upcoming school year after the appropriate documentation is completed .
  • At Molina Upper, students in grades 3-8 wear a Navy blue polo with the Mastery logo. All students may wear navy bottoms and the shoes of their choice.

Our Team

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Stephen Williams is the proud principal of Mastery Molina Upper Elementary School! Over the last 8 years in Camden, he has served as a founding member of Mastery High School of Camden as an Assistant Principal and the Assistant Principal of Mastery East Camden Middle School.  Most recently Mr. Williams served as Principal of Mastery East Camden Middle.  Prior to committing to serve the community of Camden Mr. Williams served as a Math teacher in Philadelphia and taught grades ranging from 4th – 12th and coached teachers in grades K-8.  As a Jaguar he is excited to exhibit PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence) and demands the same of his staff, students and families.

Mr. Williams is a principal who believes students should have a world-class education and is committed to making sure that experience rings true, right here, in the heart of North Camden!  He believes in creating a Disney-like experience for his students and staff.  In that, he believes learning should be both fun, challenging and tailored to student’s needs.  Ultimately, he works to create an environment where our families, community partners and staff eagerly work for student success and the pursuit of their dreams.

You can often find Mr. Williams visiting classrooms, celebrating student and staff success and working tirelessly with his team to ensure all students are progressing towards their goals. When not doing this, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their extended family and traveling!

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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"I just love the communication between the parents and the teachers and the school."
-Yonita Martin, Mastery Parent