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Mastery Charter School: Francis D. Pastorius
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Reading
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Neighborhood
  • Grade LevelsK-8
  • Waiting List Size51
  • Enrollment605
  • PrincipalHillary Meserve
  • Phone Number215-951-5689
  • School Emailhillary.meserve@masterycharter.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (18, 26, K, L)
  • Address 5650 Sprague Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19138
  • NeighborhoodGermantown
  • Tuitionn/a
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Mission

All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams.

All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams.

Points of Pride

We take a Trauma-Informed Approach to teaching and learning—teachers receive professional development from the Philadelphia Health Federation; Mindfulness is taught and practiced daily; and our focus is on a restorative approach to school culture....

We take a Trauma-Informed Approach to teaching and learning—teachers receive professional development from the Philadelphia Health Federation; Mindfulness is taught and practiced daily; and our focus is on a restorative approach to school culture. Last school year, we moved 3.9% of students out of Below Basic in Reading, and 3.2% out of Below Basic in Math on the 2017 PSSA!

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Admissions Policy

Francis D. Pastorius Elementary serves students living within the school catchment in the Germantown area, within the 19138 and 19144 zip codes. Schools serving specific neighborhoods/catchment areas are unable to take students living outside of the...

Francis D. Pastorius Elementary serves students living within the school catchment in the Germantown area, within the 19138 and 19144 zip codes. Schools serving specific neighborhoods/catchment areas are unable to take students living outside of the catchment boundaries, even if they reside within the listed zip code.

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Safety & Culture

We have a comprehensive system to encourage great choices and promote our core values of respect, responsibility, hard work, teamwork and, most important, kindness. Students are rewarded for doing the right thing. Every day starts off with a morning...

We have a comprehensive system to encourage great choices and promote our core values of respect, responsibility, hard work, teamwork and, most important, kindness. Students are rewarded for doing the right thing. Every day starts off with a morning meeting or community meeting where students are celebrated and the classroom community grows.

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Accreditations & Honors

National Junior Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 93.1%
White 0.2%
Hispanic 4.1%
Other 2.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 47.5%
Male Students 52.5%

Special Education

Special Ed 16.7%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 83%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.5%

Students Per Grade

Kindergarten Students
77
1st Grade Students
69
2nd Grade Students
77
3rd Grade Students
74
4th Grade Students
67
5th Grade Students
55
6th Grade Students
60
7th Grade Students
55
8th Grade Students
71
Total Students
605

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Choir,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • School Musicals,
  • Orchestra,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Flag football, Karate, Ice Hockey

Flag football, Karate, Ice Hockey

Other Activities

Young Leaders Club, Men of Mastery, Young Ladies of Mastery Club, Double Dutch, Reading Olympics, Odyssey of the Mind, Yearbook, Yoga and Science Club.

Young Leaders Club, Men of Mastery, Young Ladies of Mastery Club, Double Dutch, Reading Olympics, Odyssey of the Mind, Yearbook, Yoga and Science Club.

Electives

Students receive small group reading instruction at their individual level. Longer reading and math classes. Electives include Music, Art, Spanish, Physical Education

Students receive small group reading instruction at their individual level. Longer reading and math classes. Electives include Music, Art, Spanish, Physical Education

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory

Parent Involvement

There will be an active Parent Teacher Association and our Mastery Wide Parent Engagement Board. Attending Back to School, Specials on Display, and other nights to celebrate student work.

There will be an active Parent Teacher Association and our Mastery Wide Parent Engagement Board. Attending Back to School, Specials on Display, and other nights to celebrate student work.

Before and After Care

  • After Care

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