Gratz Prep Middle - Mastery Charter School

Your Neighborhood School in North Philadelphia

Welcome to Gratz Prep Middle! We’re a small neighborhood school in North Philadelphia serving 275 students in grades 7-8.

Our rigorous academics ensure students are fully prepared for high school and our sports & extracurricular programs allow students to lead and succeed outside of the classroom. We are in the top 10 schools in Pennsylvania for reading growth.

Students enjoy a strong sense of community and belonging in a safe environment, supported by caring and committed teachers.

At Prep Middle, all students learn and thrive. With love and high expectations, we help them find their own paths to success.

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Our School

Our academically rigorous program prepares all students for success after graduation.

We offer:

  • Special Education Programming
    • We provide comprehensive special education programming to meet the individualized needs of each child, including:
      • Individualized Education Plans
      • Academic Interventions
      • Low Incidence Programs  (Autistic Support, Multiple Disabilities, Life Skills)
      • Emotional Support
      • English as a Second Language (ESL)
      • Psychological and Social Services


Gratz Prep Middle students have tons of sports, clubs and extracurricular activities to choose from, including:

  • Soccer
  • Flag Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Drum Line
  • Anime Club
  • Photography and Film Club
  • Poetry Slam Team
  • Art Club
  • Cooking Club


Admission to Gratz Prep Middle School is first come, first served to students living in the Gratz High School attendance zone and students currently attending:  

  • Bethune 
  • Cleveland  
  • Clymer  
  • Duckrey  
  • Kenderton  
  • Steel  

Students from schools not listed above and outside the Gratz attendance zone may also apply for the lottery, however they can only enroll if seats are available.  

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Our Team

Jeffrey Glowik, Principal

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Jeff Glowik has been the principal at Gratz Prep Middle since 2018. Prior to leading the school, he served as its founding assistant principal from 2013-2017. He also worked as a 9-12 grade history teacher at Victory Collegiate High School in Brooklyn, New York.

Mr. Glowik is a proud graduate of Temple University where he studied Political Science and History, and earned his Master’s of Science in Teaching at Pace University.

He loves spending time with his wife and daughter, is an avid music fan and collects Vinyl records from a wide range of musical genres including jazz, rock, soul and hip hop.

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.


"There's a charter school called Mastery in Philadelphia. And in just two years, three of the schools that Mastery has taken over have seen reading and math levels nearly double - in some cases, triple...Now, if a school like Mastery can do it, every troubled school can do it."
-President Barack Obama