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Mastery Charter School: John Wister Elementary

PHONE: (215) 951-4003 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Neighborhood GRADES: K-5 ENROLLMENT: 492

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Mastery Schools empowers students with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue their dreams and succeed after graduation. 


Wister Elementary helps children achieve academic excellence in a fun and joyful environment. From math to music, reading to field trips, our students receive a well-rounded education from loving teachers and leaders.

Points Of Pride

  • Outstanding academics 
  • Safe & secure school environment 
  • Loving & supportive principals, teachers, & staff 
  • Specialized programming to meet the individualized needs of each student 
  • Elective programming aligned with student interests (art, music, physical education, & more)
  • Free breakfast & lunch for every student 
  • Access to laptops for instructional purposes
  • Core values of respect, responsibility, hard work, kindness, and teamwork
  • Extracurricular programs, sports, and special events (fall and spring fest)
  • Students have the opportunity to attend Pickett Campus for the full K-12 Mastery experience

Admissions Policy

Open to all students who live in the Germantown community in the school attendance zone or catchment area within the 19144 zip code. Enrollment priority is given to the following groups in this order: Sibling attending, lives in catchment. The school cannot enroll students living outside of its attendance zone, even if they reside within the listed 19144 zip code. 


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Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Tues7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Thur7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat -

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