Lenfest Campus - Mastery Charter School

Your Community School in Center City

Lenfest Campus is a free, public charter school serving 580 students in grades 7-12.

All of our sophomores participate in an internship program to explore different careers. And our upperclassmen can take AP classes and participate in a dual enrollment program to earn college credits while they are still in high school.

Students have access to tons of sports and extracurricular activities including band, football, drama club and coding.

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

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Our School

Our academically rigorous program prepares students for success after graduation.

  • Varied Courses
    • Range of courses from introductory to college level
    • AP classes give students the opportunity to earn college credits
  • College and Career Prep
    • Sophomores complete an 18-week internship
    • Seniors go on college visits, take a senior seminar course, get assistance applying for scholarships & loans and support with the college application process
    • Students graduate with a plan to enter college, the workforce or a pathway of their choice
  • 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

Lenfest students have tons of sports, clubs and extracurricular activities to choose from, including:

  • Art Club
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Mural Arts
  • Music
  • National Honor Society
  • Step Team
  • Student Council
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook

We’re a member of the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) within the District XII Public League. Our middle school teams play in a variety of leagues across the city.

Athletics Calendar

Uniforms are for sale DAILY by the Culture Team. The prices are as follows:

  • Short sleeve polo – $10
  • Long sleeve polo – $15
  • Mastery sweatshirt w/ logo – $20
  • Navy blue or Black khaki pants – $15
  • Mastery Swag – Kickboard earned dollars from LenfestZon (school store) or earned as a reward

Any student living in Philadelphia is eligible to apply for the lottery at Lenfest Campus, however preference is given to current students at Smedley Elementary. We give preference to students with siblings currently attending the school.

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In the News

Our Team

Christopher Ziemba, Principal

[email protected]

Chris Ziemba has served as the principal of Mastery Charter School Lenfest Campus since 2016. Before coming to Lenfest, he served as a case manager and assistant principal of student supports at Mastery Charter School Pickett Campus. He began his career in education as a special education teacher in the Bronx in 2003 after serving three years in the US Peace Corps (Kingston, Jamaica).

Throughout Mr. Ziemba’s tenure at Lenfest, the school has experienced PSSA gains in Math and Reading. He looks forward to leveraging the school’s vision to further support academic gains.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Vermont and a master’s in Teaching & Curriculum from Columbia University – Teacher’s College. In 2010, Chris earned his Principal certification through the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

If you have questions about:School Contact PersonContact Information (email and phone number)
My child’s academic performanceBrittany Johnson or Jacqueline Walsh[email protected] or [email protected]
Attendance, Early Dismissals, LatenessJohn Davidson[email protected]
Health and medical concerns/COVID-related concernsDean Dickos[email protected]
Arrival or dismissal/LunchJohn Davidson[email protected]
Discipline concerns/UniformsJohn Davidson[email protected]
Wellness/social work supportsAlonda Tann[email protected]
Events and tripsJohn Davidson[email protected]
TransportationTheresa Pace[email protected]
Supports for a student with an IEPTheresa Pace[email protected]
SchedulingDean Dickos[email protected]
RegistrationDean Dickos[email protected]
Athletics and After-School ProgramsJohn Davidson[email protected]
Post-Secondary Counseling/InternshipsDana Martin[email protected]

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
AshleyArcherLong Term Substitute (Part-Time)[email protected]
WendieAris-FleurimondScience Teacher - High School[email protected]
ReginaldBaileyMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
WilliamBeverlyDean[email protected]
SebastianBudaMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
AlexisCarpenterSupport Teacher - High School[email protected]
DomoniqueChellisSpecialized Services Case Manager - High School[email protected]
JamaalClarkClassroom Counselor[email protected]
EdwardColeyPhysical Education Teacher - High School[email protected]
HurannCooperScience Teacher - High School[email protected]
JohnCoyleScience Teacher - High School[email protected]
JohnDavidsonAssistant Principal of School Culture - High School[email protected]
ChloeDeanMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
LaurenDethloffEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
DeanDickosAssistant Principal/Director of Operations - High School[email protected]
KyleDyerSpanish Teacher - High School[email protected]
GregoryFarrellEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
TiffanyFarrellAdministrative Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
MeganFoxESL Teacher - High School[email protected]
CourtneyFultonHistory Teacher - High School[email protected]
AshleeGrechCollege Coordinator[email protected]
ArionnaHartEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
LaylaHelwaHistory Teacher - High School[email protected]
KennethHighsmithBuilding Engineer[email protected]
SaraHuttonHistory Teacher - High School[email protected]
StephanieIaccarinoEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
CraigIrrgangMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
BrittanyJohnsonAssistant Principal of Instruction - High School[email protected]
TirzahJohnsonSupport Teacher - Relay Resident[email protected]
HayleyKazlauskasEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
WilliamKenneyHistory Teacher - High School[email protected]
MarcoKopacEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
Theresa BowlerKuhlmeierNurse (Part-Time)[email protected]
ChristopherKuncioEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
JohnLayDean[email protected]
NajaMaconSocial Worker[email protected]
GregMangelsAssistant Principal of Specialized Services - High School[email protected]
CarmenMarcucciArt Teacher - High School[email protected]
DanaMartinCollege Advisor[email protected]
CiniaMcGoughMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
SheliaMoffitt-HintonDean[email protected]
JustenMontsClassroom Counselor (Part-Time)[email protected]
BonganiMoyoSpecialized Services Teacher - High School[email protected]
TheresaPaceLead Case Manager_10.5M[email protected]
RebeccaPetit-FrereSocial Emotional Learning Teacher - High School[email protected]
JillPurdyInternship Coordinator[email protected]
ConorRichardsonMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
MaiyaRobinsonSpecialized Services Teacher - High School[email protected]
AlyssaRyanSpecialized Services Teacher - High School[email protected]
MeganSavilleMusic Teacher - High School[email protected]
AriyuannaScottMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
AshleySpearmanEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
TamaraStantonDean[email protected]
TiffanySullivanOperations Coordinator[email protected]
AlondaTannSocial Worker[email protected]
JoseTejada Jr.Spanish Teacher - High School[email protected]
JacquelineThelemaqueEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
TaylorThorntonClassroom Counselor (Part-Time)[email protected]
JohnTimkoScience Teacher - High School[email protected]
JacquelineWalshAssistant Principal of Instruction - High School[email protected]
SharonWeinerClassroom Clinician[email protected]
SydneyWelchSpecialized Services Teacher - High School[email protected]
TamiaWhiteSpecialized Services Teacher - High School[email protected]
ScottZieglerHistory Teacher - High School[email protected]
ChristopherZiembaPrincipal - High School[email protected]