East Camden Middle - Mastery Charter School


East Camden Middle 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: 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 East Camden

At Mastery East Camden Middle, we have a lot to be proud of! For starters, we’re in the top ten schools in Camden for both math and English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency (grades 3-8). Our students also exceed the national average in growth for both math and reading (MAP). For school year, 2022-23 McGraw will be grades K-4 and East Camden Middle will be grades 5-8.

We’re proud to be Mastery’s only standalone middle school allows students and staff to connect and bond like family.

Our classes are rigorous to ensure our students are fully prepared for high school. We also have tons of sports and extracurricular activities, giving students the opportunity to explore new interests and excel outside of the classroom.

At East Camden Middle, 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

  • In the top ten schools in Camden for both math and English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency (grades 3-8)
  • Exceeds the national average in growth in Math and Reading (MAP)
  • Rigorous academics teach students critical thinking, problem-solving, independence and leadership
  • Enrichment courses include technology & coding, art, physical education and journalism
  • Hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) elective including a partnership with the Delaware River Port Authority
  • College and career exposure field trips
  • Support for English language learners

  • New technology and design lab completed in the fall of 2019
  • Renovated gym and main entrance
  • Full aftercare program

We offer a variety of athletic activities and clubs, including:

  • Aviation
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Softball
  • Student Council
  • Track & Field
  • Girls Group
  • Community Service
  • Cooking
  • Kickboxing
  • Mastery ECM Polo Shirts will be available for purchase at the school starting on August 16, 2022. You may stop in any day after 8/16 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm to purchase a POLO top or ECM sweatshirt. Uniform bottoms must be purchased separately.
  • Prices:
    • Mastery Polo Shirt – $10.00
    • Mastery Crew Neck Sweatshirt – $20.00
    • Mastery Sweat Pants – $25.00
    • Mastery Rain Poncho – $5.00
    • Mastery Parent Shirt – $10.00
    • Clear Back Pack – $25.00
    • Replacement ID Card – $5.00

Please note:

  • Each ECM student will receive a complimentary ID card.

Our Team

Lynette Padin-Reyes, Principal

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Lynette Reyes is the proud Principal of Mastery East Camden MS. Raised in North Philadelphia and a product of a disadvantaged system inspired her passion to educate. Graduating high school and feeling unprepared for post-secondary success sparked a clear purpose for serving our youth. She is committed to creating a space where students receive a world-class education. Mrs. Reyes operates with an extreme sense of urgency to SERVE staff, students and families.


Attending Penn State and later Temple University prepared her with the tools needed to drive student achievement; however, her lived-experiences in an urban environment anchors her in her why. Over the years, Mrs. Reyes has served as a Teacher, Academy Lead, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal and Principal. Her educational experiences have afforded her the opportunity to impact student achievement and well-being for students. Her educational philosophy is based on her uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, a committed and focused educational team and a supportive community.


At East Camden MS, Reyes will lead with Lion PRIDE – where every member is committed to the success of all Lions and a strong partnership with families. At ECM, there is an unwavering belief that Middle School is a time for scholars, with the right support, to take responsibility of their academic and social-emotional success. Mrs. Reyes is committed to an unwavering commitment to support, sustain and improve the education experience for ALL students. At ECMS, we believe all students can learn and thrive!

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