Your Neighborhood School in Germantown

Pickett is a neighborhood school serving over 870 students and their families in 6th through 12th grade. Students enjoy a strong sense of community and belonging in a safe environment, supported by caring and committed teachers and staff who return year after year. Along with a rigorous academic program, Pickett students have opportunities for internships, athletics and a variety of after school programs in preparation for high school and postsecondary success.  Every student has a clear path after graduation-whether enrolling in a 4-year university or entering the workforce.





Our School

Pickett 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
  • 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

Pickett offers a variety of athletic activities and clubs.. Pickett participates as members of the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) within the District XII Public League. Middle school teams play in a variety of leagues across the city.

Mastery North Varsity Girls Basketball won AAA Public League Championship -2015-2016

Mastery North Varsity Boys Basketball won AA Public League Championship -2015-2016

Mastery North Varsity Boys Basketball were the State Championship Runner-Up 2015-16


Some examples of athletics and clubs include:

  • Academic Enrichment
  • Baking
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Flag Football
  • Football
  • Games Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Poetry Slam
  • PSSA Prep
  • Running Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Government
  • Track and Field
  • Yearbook



Any student living in Philadelphia is eligible to apply for the lottery at Pickett Campus, however preference is given to current students at John B. Kelly and Wister elementary schools, and students living in the 19144 zip code. The deadline to apply to be included in the lottery is January 27, 2020. If you apply after the deadline, you will be added to our waitlist. The lottery will be held on February 12, 2020.


After school clubs + activities


Sports for Boys + Girls

Our Team

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"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...One school called Pickett went from just 14% of students being proficient in math to almost 70%. Now - and here's the kicker - at the same time academic performance improved, violence dropped by 80% - 80%. And that's no coincidence...Now, if a school like Mastery can do it, every troubled school can do it."

-President Barack Obama