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Mastery Charter Schools

Now Accepting Applications for 2020-2021!

There are two ways to apply to a Mastery school in Philadelphia: 

  1. Online – Click here to apply
    • ​You will be redirected to Apply Philly Charter to complete an online application.
    • You will need an email address to apply online. If you don’t have one, you can apply in person at one of our schools.
  1. In Person
    • Visit one of our schools Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and apply on site.

Key Dates

  • January 27, 2020 – Deadline to apply to the lottery
  • February 12, 2020 – School lottery
  • February 25, 2020 – Family notified of lottery results by phone, email and letter home

Lottery schools: Hardy Williams Elementary, Hardy Williams High, Lenfest Campus, Pickett Campus, Prep Elementary, Shoemaker Campus, Simon Gratz High*, Thomas Elementary and Thomas Campus.

If you apply to a lottery school before the deadline, you will be entered into the lottery which determines who receives an offer to enroll and who will be placed on the waitlist. If you apply to one of these schools after the lottery, you will automatically be placed on the waitlist and offered a seat if one is available.

For non-lottery schools, admission is first-come, first-served.

*Seats are given first to students from the catchment. Lottery is only conducted if there are still seats available.


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