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Academic Excellence. Joyful Classrooms.

Clymer 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 five core values: respect, responsibility, hard work, teamwork and kindness.

Clymer students have the opportunity to automatically attend our Gratz Prep Middle and Simon Gratz High, giving them the full K-12 Mastery experience.

The school is located in the Nicetown/Tioga community in North Philadelphia.





Our School

  • Teachers and school leaders greet students as they arrive at school, excited to start their day.  
  • Free breakfast
  • Fun morning meeting to get students ready to learn
  • 2-3 hours of reading instruction in small groups with the teacher.  
  • Math, social studies and science
  • Free lunch
  • Free play or structured recess
  • Art, physical education, music or foreign language 
  • Once the school day is over, students may stay on campus to participate in clubs or the aftercare program.  

Learn more about our K-12 Approach.

We offer aftercare and a variety of after-school activities and clubs, including:

  • Board Game Club
  • Book Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Drama
  • Flag Football
  • Students Run Philly Style

Clymer Elementary serves students in the Nicetown/Tioga area who live in the school’s attendance zone within the 19133 zip code.  

The school cannot enroll students living outside of its attendance zone, even if they reside within the listed 19133 zip code. 

Attendance Zone Map

Our Team

Bob Victor, Ex-Officio Chair

Don Kimelman, Treasurer

Graham Finney, Secretary

Suzanne Biemiller

Shereda Cromwell

Hosea Harvey

Sulaiman Rahman

Stacey Sellers

Judith Tschirgi

John Walsh


Mastery Charter Schools Board Meeting Schedule

Support Clymer

"I just love the communication between
the parents and the teachers and the school."

-Yonita Martin, Mastery Parent