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.

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

At Prep Middle, we believe all of our students have greatness within. 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:

  • Varied Courses
    • Range of courses from introductory to honors
    • STEM Honors Program
  • 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:

  • Student Government
  • Drum Line
  • Livewire Dance Crew
  • Photography and Film Club
  • Poetry Slam Team
  • Robotics Club
  • Yoga 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.

If you have questions about:School Contact PersonContact Information (email and phone number)
My child’s academic performanceMaryam Abdelhamid[email protected]
Attendance, Early Dismissals, LatenessErica Hampton[email protected],
267 235 5210
Health and medical concerns/COVID-related concernsZenobia Jones[email protected]
215 888 1498
Arrival or dismissal/LunchKhalid Brown[email protected]
267 535 1604
Discipline concerns/UniformsKhalid Brown[email protected]
Wellness/social work supportsIsabel Schloss[email protected]
267 355 9867
Events and tripsKhalid Brown[email protected]
TransportationIsabel Schloss[email protected]
Supports for a student with an IEPIsabel Schloss[email protected]
SchedulingMaryam Abdelhamid[email protected]
RegistrationZenobia Jones[email protected]
Athletics and After-School ProgramsRon Brown[email protected]
215 327 7666

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.


First NameLast NamePositionEmail
MaryamAbdelhamidAssistant Principal of Instruction - Middle School[email protected]
Lanre-HabeebAnimashaunMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
NanaBonnaMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
M.KhalidBrownAssistant Principal of School Culture - Middle School[email protected]
RonaldBrownPhysical Education Teacher - Middle Schoolronald.bro[email protected]
KeiraCarterEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
JaniCashEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
VeronicaCokerClassroom Clinician[email protected]
VictorCurtisSupport Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
NijahDavisSpecialized Services Case Manager - Middle School[email protected]
JohnDeatonEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
TamekaEllisSpecialized Services Case Manager - Middle School[email protected]
NicoleGeorgeMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
XavierGhaskinSupport Teacher - Relay Resident[email protected]
TerriGheeScience Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
JeffreyGlowikPrincipal - Middle School[email protected]
DonyelGriffinEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
ChanaeGuinyardClassroom Counselor (Part-Time)[email protected]
EricaHamptonDean[email protected]
TaylorHayesAdministrative Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
CherylHolmesAdministrative Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
ZenobiaJonesAssistant Principal/Director of Operations - Middle School[email protected]
AlainnaMilkeySpecialized Services Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
KylePerryEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
KrystinaPriesterSocial Worker[email protected]
ZacharySauderSupport Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
IsabelSchlossAssistant Principal of Specialized Services - Middle School[email protected]
NijaWilliamsEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
TajinneaWilsonEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
HannahYoderMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
ElaicaZayasDean[email protected]

"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