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Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to run the lottery as originally scheduled on Tuesday, February 12. The NEW LOTTERY DATE is Thursday, February 14 at 10 a.m. Our lottery schools are:
Lenfest High School
Pickett High School
Shoemaker High School
Simon Gratz High School
Hardy Williams Elementary
Hardy Williams High School
Thomas Elementary
Thomas High School
Prep Elementary

This will be one centralized event for all of our Philadelphia lottery schools. It will be held at our Pickett Campus, 5700 Wayne Avenue.
These schools above, and all Mastery Pennsylvania schools, will notify families with the lottery results by Tuesday, Feb 19th.

We are still accepting applications for Fall 2019 on rolling admission, and you will be notified based on admission. Thank you.

Now Accepting New Student Applications!

We’re now accepting NEW STUDENT applications, including incoming kindergarteners, for the 2019-2020 school year!

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Online
    • Click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
    • You will be redirected to Apply Philly Charter, a new website that makes it easy for you to apply to charter schools.
    • You will need an email address to complete the online application. If you don’t have one, you can apply by phone. (See #3.)
  2. At one of our schools
    • Each school will have laptops available during school hours for you to submit an online application.
  3. By phone at 1-800-891-3999
    • This is a toll-free number set up by Apply Philly Charter.
    • They will walk you through the application and submit it for you.
    • Translators are available.

You will not be able to use paper applications anymore. You must apply using one of the three methods listed above.


The deadline to apply to be included in the lottery is January 28, 2019. If you apply after the deadline, you will be added to our waitlist.


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