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Mastery Charter School: Simon Gratz High School

PHONE: +1(215) 227-4408 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Neighborhood GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT: 1135

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Eric Zipay

  • Phone Number

    +1(215) 227-4408

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Hunting Park

  • SEPTA Routes

    BSL (Hunting Park), Bus (1, 2, 23, 53, R)

  • 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.


Simon Gratz High School is a premier, comprehensive, open-enrollment high school that provides opportunities and resources resulting in breakthrough academic achievement. Our ultimate goal is to graduate all students by meeting their collective needs, cultivating their individual goals, and enhancing their innate abilities to be change-makers in their communities. 

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
  • STEM Honors Program
  • Career and Technical Education courses
  • Internships provide students with valuable work experience
  • Dual enrollment and AP classes enable students to earn college credit 
  • Extracurricular programs and sports teams (award-winning football and basketball teams)
  • All students graduate with a plan for post-secondary success (4- or 2-year college, workforce, military, or trade school)

Admissions Policy

There is guaranteed enrollment at Simon Gratz High School for students living in the Gratz attendance zone or catchment area and students attending:  


  • Gratz Prep Middle
  • Cleveland 
  • Clymer  
  • Kenderton 
  • Bethune 
  • Duckrey
  • Steel  


Students from schools not listed above and outside the Gratz catchment area may also apply for the lottery, however, they can only enroll if seats are available. We give preference to students with siblings currently attending the school.

Accreditations and Honors

Accredited Career and Technical Education Program

Hours of Operation

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

Extended Programming Details

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