Your Neighborhood School in Nicetown/Tioga

Simon Gratz High School is a neighborhood school serving over 1,100 students and their families in 9th through 12th grade.  Simon Gratz is a high achieving school where students engage in a rigorous academic program that prepares them for postsecondary success.  Students enjoy a strong sense of community and belonging in a safe environment, and opportunities for internships, athletics and a variety of after school programs.  We have a caring and stable staff of teachers that return year after year to serve our students and families. Every student has a clear path after graduation-whether enrolling in a 4-year university or entering the workforce.

1,100

Students

9-12

Grades

Our School

Simon Gratz offers an academically rigorous program designed to prepare all students for postsecondary success.

Students develop:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Content Knowledge
  • Independence
  • Leadership skills
  • Grit
  • Resilience

We offer:

  • Several Electives and Varied Courses
    • From introductory to college level
    • AP courses and additional options available for highly motivated students
    • STEM Honors Program offered in 9th grade
  • Special Education Programming
    • We serve all students
    • Each students strengths and needs are considered
    • Partner with families each step of the way
  • College and Career Prep
    • Sophomores complete an 18-week internship
    • Seniors participate in college trips, a senior seminar course, get assistance with FAFSA form completion and receive support with the college application process
    • Students graduate prepared with a plan to enter college, the workforce or a pathway of their choice

 

Simon Gratz offers a variety of athletic activities and clubs.  Simon Gratz participates as a member of the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) within the District XII Public League.

Simon Gratz Football district divisional (5A) champions (2015 & 2016)

Some examples include:

  • Art Club
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Comic Book Club
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Debate Team
  • Drama Club
  • Drum Line
  • Fashion Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Hip Hop & Rap Production
  • Journalism
  • Livewire Dance Crew
  • National Honor Society
  • News Crew
  • Open Mic
  • Pick-up Basketball
  • Photography  and Film Club
  • Poetry Slam Team
  • Robotics
  • Singers & Songwriters Studio
  • Student Government
  • Track and Field
  • Video Game Club
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook Club
  • Yoga Club

 

  • The STEM Honors program offered at Gratz prepares students for college and the workforce through a rigorous program rooted in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills and concepts.
  • Students learn critical and creative thinking skills, communication and collaboration, and real-world problem solving.
  • The program uses Project Lead the Way, a hands-on design curriculum, and is aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
  • In the 2017-2018 school year, the program at Gratz will be offered for grades 7-11 with the program expanding to serve grades 7-12 in the future.
  • Students who are accepted to the program participate in various opportunities that accelerate their learning, such as engaging summer programs, dual enrollment, and STEM enrichment activities.

Our Team

98%

Of seniors earn a postsecondary acceptance

"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