Shoemaker Campus - Mastery Charter School

Your Neighborhood School in West Philadelphia

Welcome to Shoemaker Campus!

We’re a neighborhood school in West Philadelphia serving more than 750 students in grades 7-12.

Along with a rigorous academic program, our students have access to tons of incredible opportunities including a robotics program for girls, dual enrollment to earn college credit, a medicine educational pipeline program with UPenn and a chance to travel internationally. Sports and clubs? We have those, too: basketball, lacrosse, Muslim student association, poetry & spoken word club and more! Click here to learn more.

At Shoemaker, we believe all of our students have greatness within. With love and high expectations, we help them find their own paths to success.

Stop by and visit us any time!

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Our School

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

  • Varied Courses
    • Rand of courses from introductory to college level
    • AP courses and dual enrollment give students the opportunity to earn college credit
  • 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

For specific schedules and more detailed information visit Mastery’s Athletics page:

https://masterycharter.org/athletics

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

  • Art Club
  • Basketball
  • Big Brothers
  • Big Sisters
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Environmental Club
  • Football
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Lacrosse
  • Mural Arts
  • Muslim Student Associations
  • Poetry Slam
  • Prom Committee
  • Robotics Club
  • Rowing
  • School Musicals
  • Soccer
  • Step Team
  • Student Government
  • Students Run Philly Style
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • 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. We are proud to be champions!

  • Mastery North Varsity Girls Basketball – AAA Public League Champions -2015-2016
  • Mastery North Varsity Boys Basketball – AA Public League Champions -2015-2016
  • Mastery North Varsity Boys Basketball – the State Championship Runner-Up 2015-16

Families should come to Shoemaker to purchase uniforms and see the summer mailing for more info.

Any student living in Philadelphia is eligible to apply for the lottery at Shoemaker Campus, however preference is given to current students at Mann and Bluford elementary schools. 

Our Team

Derrick Cartwright, Principal

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Since January 2022, Mr. Cartwright has served as an Apprentice Principal. Prior to January, he was the Assistant Principal of Instruction for three years at Shoemaker. Before moving into leadership, Mr. Cartwright served as a high school math teacher at our Pickett campus for three years. He is committed to serving the West Philadelphia community and helping to ensure the students and families of Shoemaker are given every opportunity to succeed and excel at school and after they graduate.

Shoemaker will continue to make great strides and provide a loving and supportive environment for our students and the West Philadelphia community.

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