Your Community School in Southwest Philadelphia

Hardy Williams Elementary is a citywide charter elementary school serving 600 students and their families in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Hardy Williams is a special place where your child will experience the joy of learning in a safe, positive environment. We focus on 5 core values: respect, responsibility, hard work, teamwork and kindness.  Students who attend Hardy Williams Elementary have the opportunity to automatically attend our Hardy Williams High Campus for 7th – 12th grade, thus giving them a full K-12 Mastery experience.  From music to art to field trips-Our students take part in a well-rounded education.  We work closely with our families to ensure Hardy Williams is a place where every child loves to learn.

600

Students

K-6

Grades

Our School

  • Students come to school dressed in full uniform excited to start their day.  
  • The day starts with free breakfast.
  • Students are greeted by their teacher and head to their classroom for morning meeting.  
  • We value reading.  Students have at least 2-3 hours of reading where they work in small groups with the teacher.  
  • Students have classes in math, social studies, and science.
  • Students head back to the cafeteria to enjoy free lunch.
  • Afterwards, students enjoy free play or structured recess.
  • Students engage in art, physical education, music or foreign language. We are proud to educate the whole child at Mastery.
  • Once the school day is over, students may stay to participate in clubs or the aftercare program.  

Learn more about our K-12 Approach.

Hardy Williams Elementary offers a variety of after school activities and clubs.  Aftercare is available at the school.

Some examples include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Band
  • Board Game Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Clay Club
  • Choir
  • Community Service
  • Culture Club
  • Dance
  • Garden Club
  • Girls Club
  • Gymnastics
  • Lego Club
  • Reading Enrichment
  • Young Men’s Club
  • Nature Documentary Club
  • Positive Image Club
  • Puzzles Club

Any student living in Philadelphia is eligible to apply for the lottery at Hardy Williams Elementary.  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. The lottery will be held on February 14, 2019. 

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"I just love the communication between the parents and the teachers and the school."
-Yonita Martin, Mastery Parent