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Your Neighborhood School in Southwest Philadelphia

Welcome to Harrity! We are a neighborhood elementary school in Southwest Philadelphia offering grades K-8. 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 an also offer an aftercare program.

At Harrity, we believe all of our students have greatness within. With love and high expectations, we support them in finding their own paths to success.

Stop by and visit us any time!

850

Students

K-8

Grades

1:1

Computers

Our School

  • Students come to school excited to start their day, with their laptop in hand.  
  • 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
  • Piano Club
  • PSSA Prep
  • Reading Enrichment
  • Snider Youth Hockey
  • Tap
  • Violin Club
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

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. Click here to see the Harrity attendance zone map.

Our Team

Latanya Barrett, Principal Grades K-5

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Latanya Barrett has served as principal of Harrity Lower School since 2016. Prior to joining Mastery, she served as an instructional fellow and dean of students with Uncommon Schools in Newark, New Jersey.

Over the last 15 years, Ms. Barrett has served as an elementary school teacher, school counselor, dean, principal fellow and assistant principal of instruction. She was invited to attend and participate in Deloitte University’s Courageous Principals Academy.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Africana Studies from Rutgers University, a Master of Science in Teaching from Pace University, a Master of Arts in Counselor Education and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from The College of New Jersey.

She grew up in Mount Laurel, New Jersey and is deeply committed to community service and activism. Ms. Barrett is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has a passion for traveling all over the world.

 

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.

 

Chastity Moran, Assistant Principal of Operations

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Bob Victor, Ex-Officio Chair

Don Kimelman, Treasurer

Sulaiman Rahman, Secretary

Suzanne Biemiller

Hosea Harvey

Markida Ross

Judith Tschirgi

John Walsh

Kristina Wilkerson

 

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