Now Accepting Applications for 2020-2021!

Applications for 2021-2022 open on Friday, September 25, 2020.

At Mastery Charter Schools, we believe in the greatness within each of our students. With love and high expectations, we support them in finding their own paths to success.

Our schools are free, public charter schools serving grades K-12. There are four simple ways to apply today!

1. Online –

    • ​You will be redirected to Apply Philly Charter to complete an online application.
    • You will need an email address to apply online. If you don’t have one, you can apply in person at one of our schools.

2. Over the Phone

    • Call the Apply Philly Charter helpline to submit an application by phone: 1 (800) 891-3999

3. Reach Out to Us!

    • Our school teams are available to support you with the information you need to enroll
    • Please call any of our schools and leave a message and a member of the team will return your call within 48 hours

4. In Person (Contact the school for availability)

    • Visit any campus in person to apply using our enrollment kiosks

I applied. Now what?

Non-lottery schools
Admission to the schools listed below is first-come, first-served. We will contact you after you apply with next steps.
  • Clymer Elementary
  • Frederick Douglass Elementary
  • Gratz Prep Middle School
  • Grover Cleveland Elementary
  • Harrity Elementary
  • John Wister Elementary
  • Mann Elementary
  • Pastorius-Richardson Elementary
  • Simon Gratz High
  • Smedley Elementary
Lottery Schools
The schools listed below are lottery schools. The deadline to be included in the lottery for 2021-2022 is January 25, 2021. The lottery will be held on February 10, 2021.  If you apply before the deadline  of January 25, 2021, you will find out the results by February 12, 2020. The PA common acceptance date is March 12, 2021. If you apply after the deadline, you’ll be placed on a waitlist and offered a seat if one is available.

  • Hardy Williams Elementary
  • Hardy Williams High
  • Lenfest Campus
  • Pickett Campus
  • Prep Elementary
  • Shoemaker Campus
  • Simon Gratz High
  • Thomas Campus
  • Thomas Elementary


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