Your Neighborhood School in North Philadelphia
Douglass is a neighborhood elementary school serving over 530 students and their families in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Douglass 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 Douglass Elementary have the opportunity to automatically attend our Frederick Douglass Middle for 6th-8th and then Simon Gratz Campus for 9th – 12th grade, thus giving them a full K-12 Mastery experience. From music to art to field trips-Douglass students take part in a well-rounded education. We work closely with our families to ensure Douglass is a place where every child loves to learn.
- 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.
Douglass offers a variety of after school activities, sports and clubs. Aftercare is available at the school.
Some examples include:
- Academic Enrichment
- Art Club
- Arts and Crafts
- Board Game Club
- Boys Club
- Cooking Zone
- Creative Writing Club
- Fitness Training
- Games Club
- Gardening Club
- Homework Support
- Reading Enrichment
- Yoga Club
Life at DouglassView Gallery
Bob Victor, Ex-Officio Chair
Don Kimelman, Treasurer
Tony Payton Jr.