We are aware of technical issues relating to our School Search and potentially other areas on our website and are working on a resolution. If you are not able to view the information you are seeking on our site, please check back again later today. Thank you for your patience!


Universal Alcorn Middle Years Academy

PHONE: (215) 952-8595 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Neighborhood GRADES: 6-8 ENROLLMENT: 187

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Sheila Mallory

  • Phone Number

    (215) 952-8595

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Grays Ferry

  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (12, 29, 64)

  • Preschool/Daycare

Apply Now
  • Application Deadline


  • Tuition

  • Uniform

    No Data Reported

  • Extended Day

School Logo School exterior School classroom A picture of the school 1 A picture of the school 2


  1. Universal's mission is to prepare children to be future leaders and build the foundation for superb student academic achievement while supporting students and families in becoming life long learners.
  2. At Universal Alcorn Charter Middle Years Academy, we strive to provide an exemplary program for students in grades 6-8. We take a holistic approach that focuses on academics, self-sufficiency, civic responsibility physical well being, and community linkages where the values of self, family, and community will be incorporated in all aspects of the educational process.

Points Of Pride

School wide Positive Behavior Plan. Project-Based Learning. Mathematics and literacy support & enrichment. Chess club. Alcorn school choir. Ballroom Dancing/ cheerleading. Scrabble. Debate. Friend-N-Deed. Girls Self Esteem. Pearls of Wisdom/Boys to Men. Instrumental music program. Boys & girls basketball. Cooking club. Homework help and homework access program. Active Home & School Association. The City Year program. Art club. Newsletter. Service project. After-school program (acceleration & remediation).

Admissions Policy

Open to all students who live in the school attendance zone or catchment area. If space permits, the school may also enroll students who live outside of the attendance zone. Enrollment priority is given to the following groups in this order: Sibling attending, Lives in catchment, Lives in Philadelphia (out-of-catchment)

Accreditations and Honors

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon -
Tues -
Wed -
Thur -
Fri -
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

Entrance Instructions