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Mastery Charter School: Shoemaker Campus

PHONE: (267) 296-7111 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: 7-12 ENROLLMENT: 753

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Mr. Derrick Cartwright

  • Phone Number

    (267) 296-7111

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (52, G), Trolley (10, 15)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day


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


At Shoemaker Campus, we strive to build a joyful, rigorous, and equity-centered school that prioritizes critical thinking and 21st-century skills, positive racial identity, and family engagement.

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
  • Honors and AP classes
  • Extracurricular programs and sports teams 
  • Career and Technical Education courses
  • Pipeline program in partnership with UPenn
  • All students graduate with a plan for post-secondary success (4- or 2-year college, workforce, military, or trade school)


Admissions Policy

Open to all students who live in Philadelphia. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. The school’s enrollment policy gives priority to the following groups in this order:


  • Sibling attending (in-district)
  • Mann or Bluford 6th graders applying to 7th grade
  • Lives in Mastery CS (Mann) catchment area or Universal CS (Bluford) catchment area
  • Lives in Philadelphia
  • Sibling attending (out-of-district)
  • Out-of-district PA resident

Accreditations and Honors

  • "Schools That Can" school 2015
  • US News & World Report Best High Schools- 2012
  • "Pennsylvania Top Ten Schools, 2013" Report Card
  • Top 10 Middle School Performance for Black Students - Overall PA #10 Shoemaker Campus
  • Top 10 High School Performance for Black Students - Overall PA #7 Shoemaker Campus

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tues8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thur8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

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