Academic excellence. Joyful classrooms.
Mastery Prep Elementary opens in Fall 2018 in North Philadelphia. It will serve over 200 students in grades K-2 and grow each year to grade 6. Prep Elementary offers children academic excellence in a fun, joyful environment. From math to music and reading to field trips, our students receive a well-rounded education from loving teachers and leaders.
We focus on 5 core values: respect, responsibility, hard work, teamwork and kindness.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the name of the after care company?
Mastery Prep Elementary will partner with “Change 4A Dollar” after care program. We believe that this organization would be the best match for our school. “Change 4A Dollar” will operate each school day from dismissal until 6 p.m. A flyer will be sent out the week of July 16th with their information, monthly fees, as well as a link to enroll. All students in grades K-2 are eligible to join. More information about pricing is forthcoming.
What is the school’s uniform?
Students should wear navy blue uniform pants, or knee length skirt for bottoms and either the gray Mastery Prep Elementary polo shirt or the blue Mastery Prep Elementary oxford shirt with the navy blue Mastery Prep Elementary cardigan and tie. Closed-toe shoes only.
Where can I purchase the school uniform?
Our uniform website is now up and running. Please be sure to place your orders no later than July 27th for pickup at Mastery Prep Elementary starting August 14th. The next shipment will not be available until August 23rd. Click Here to Purchase Uniforms
Can parents apply/use the uniform voucher they received from the Open House on the website?
We are working with our online vendor to set up promo codes so that families will be able to use their uniform vouchers for one free polo shirt online. If this option is not possible, we will honor uniform vouchers for one free polo shirt at the “Books and Backpacks” event on August 2nd and have uniform shirts paid by voucher available for pick up starting August 14th.
Will uniform shirts be available to purchase at the school?
In order to ensure that our front desk is most efficient to serve your family and our school’s needs, uniforms will not be sold at the school. Please be sure to check the website for specific timelines to ensure that you will get your uniform on time.
Will all students be eligible for school lunch?
All students attending Mastery Prep Elementary will be eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch. Please be sure to complete the “House Hold Income Survey” once it becomes available in September to ensure that we are able to continue to make these meals available to all students.
When will I receive school bus information?
We are working with the school district to provide school bus transportation to all eligible students. Unfortunately, we will not have final bus eligibility, routes or times until early August. We will be sure to send this information via email and postal service as soon as we have the details.
- Doors open at 7:35 AM (breakfast is served until 7:55 AM)
- Academic day begins at 7:55 AM
- Academic day ends at 3:05 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
- Academic day ends at 1:00 PM on Wednesdays for professional development for teachers
For additional questions please reach out to Assistant Principal Sonya Edmonds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$10 million renovation
Bright, spacious, beautiful classrooms with cozy learning spaces throughout the building
Updated gym and recreational spaces
Students learn and achieve at high levels
Challenging, engaging, culturally diverse reading and writing curriculum
Hands-on math focused on problem-solving and critical thinking
Interactive science encourages investigation through hands-on experiences
Learning is fun!
Enrichment block with karate, art, dance or similar activities taught by experts
Fun morning meetings get students excited and ready to learn
Field trips, community meetings and much more!
We support the whole child
Core values are respect, responsibility, hard work, teamwork and kindness
Play in K and first grade uses pretend play to teach social and emotional skills
Raymond Fields, Jr., Principal
Raymond Fields, Jr. is the founding principal of Mastery Prep Elementary Charter School. He’s looking forward to partnering with parents and finding unique opportunities to spark the creativity and imagination of students through enrichment activities like the arts and karate.
An accomplished school leader, Raymond is a 2018 Neubauer Fellow in Educational Leadership and was part of the 2011 New Leaders for New Schools Leadership Program.
Raymond started his education career in 2005 through Teach for America, teaching in Atlanta for five years. He joined Mastery five years ago as the founding principal of Gratz Prep Middle School
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park and Master of Arts in Teaching from Mercer University.
Feel free to email him any time! Raymond.Fields@masterycharter.org
Bob Victor, Ex-Officio Chair
Don Kimelman, Treasurer
Graham Finney, Secretary
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