Mastery Charter Schools was created to prepare underserved youth for success in post-secondary education and the knowledge-based economy. We believe that educational inequity is the single most pressing social problem facing our country-the civil rights issue of our day. Mastery exists to solve the problem.
Our purpose is to raise the bar for urban education and prompt system change. Mastery integrates modern management and effective educational practices to drive student achievement. We live by our motto: "Excellence. No Excuses."
Mastery currently operates fifteen schools in Philadelphia serving a total of over 9,500 students in grades K-12. Mastery intends to continue growing over the next several years, with the goal of closing the achievement gap in the communities we serve and creating a network of exceptionally high performing urban schools that demonstrate that all students can succeed and achieve at the highest level.