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K-12
Public charter
Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 1,322
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1800 East Byberry Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19116

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(267) 348-1100
(267) 348-1217
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November 24, 2014
this school is great i've been here since kindergarten and now in eighth grade it been a wonderful experience and i will continue to go to this school till eighth

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2014
My school is MaST Community Charter School. My daughter is currently at 1st grade, and she loves MaST School. We got lucky and get to school in kindergarten, wonderful teachers, Very good atmosphere, perfect education, lots of clubs for kids from K to 12 Grade. Cant ask for more, very appreciated for the work the school staff do for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
It was a blessing to have this option for my son. He's been there since kindergarten and is now a junior. It has not only provided him with a great education, state of the art tools, but also a sense of community. Unfortunately, the public school system has gone downhill demanding other options for parents to give their kids a good education without killing their finances.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
This is an exceptional school... 5,000 + on the waiting list is the proof. Teachers are top notch, technology is the best of the best. This isn't an ordinary school with books and blackboards. It's IPads and Smart Boards. The best of the best.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
MaST is a great school for my 4 children. The staff is friendly and quick to discuss the students progress with parents and to answer any questions. We have been very happy with the quality of education our children are receiving and look forward to a bright future for our children!

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2011
This is a great school. My daughter attended MaST from grades 7 through 12. She was very well prepared for college and is holding down close to a 4.0 GPA. In addition to general academics, the school also provides courses in electronic media and computer studies/certifications. The astronomy tower/telescope is awesome. The new building wing that recently opened will have an e-book lending library and individual study stations. Admission is via application and an annual open lottery system.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2011
The BEST school in the state of Pennsylvania! I have two children attending MaST and they (and I) could not be happier!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2011
Being a student at this school for ten years, I believe this school is one of the best schools in the country if not the best!

- submitted by a community member
April 24, 2011
MaST provides an excellent learning environment for my children. Every teacher is dedicated to their students' success. Our family has been a part of the MaST family for well over 10 years now & we couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2011
We have been with this school for the last 7 years, with the luck of the lottery and we could not be happier with this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
A very tightly woven net of learning. The teachers pay very close attention to their students because there are only about 20 students per class. I am an alumni from the school, and though I may not be a parent yet, I will definitely send my children here (if I still live in Philadelphia that is)

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2010
the kids like going to school and the parents know it is a great place for their kids to learn and grow. Its great to work at MaST too

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2010
Just finished K-8th. Now moving into HS. So far really great!!! Extra-cirriculars only so/so, but that's to be expected in a Charter program. For HS athletics..if Mast dosen't offer what you're looking for your child can play for your local public HS. Academics have been fairly strong. I am blessed with a good student, but ALL of the teachers are caring! If you get in...STAY. It's top notch! Will post again in Jr. year ;)

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2009
This is where parents want to send their children to obtain the education they want their children to have. This school will enable you child to learn and grow all while utilizing the technology that is available to them. You will not be disappointed. Friendliness, virtue and guidance is abundant here.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
MAST has is giving my Grandchildren a wonderful education. They have wonderful extra curriclum activities and there is a mix of multi-cultural students who get along. Very well. I love their drama and music departments. Three of my Grandchildren attend this school. One will graduate in June, 2010. I am very proud of them and this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2009
This is one of the best organizations in the entire US! Besides the aspects that are expected of a excellent organization, the gem in the crown in the 'can-do!' attitude that reaches from the most senior administrator all the way to the youngest student & family. At MaST Community Charter School, every issue, small or big, is given loving & professional attention. The faculty lead by example, modelling realistic behavior & positive values; families find life-long friendships beyond their natural communities - and most importantly, graduating students are prepared to be productive and happy adults. As the saying goes: 'The proof is in the pudding'...

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
I'm a former student, I recently left due to a move. I loved going to MaST, I had been there since the fifth grade. Every single year I had been there I'd title 'The Best Year of My Life' just because of the fun I had. The teachers are so easy to get along with, the students are well mingled and as a student you would be reasonably challenged by the homework. The only one thing I could complain about would be the cafeteria selections, but then again there are many other schools that have the same problem.

- submitted by a student
March 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 25, 2008
I'm a former student, graduated 2008. I always thought that I would leave MaST and go to another school because they were so strict and I couldn't take it anymore. Boy was I wrong; MaST showed me that the education I received is going to pay well in the future, and it has. I am very grateful and very privileged to have attended this school. The teachers are amazing and caring and will work one on one, but you NEED to ask and let it be known you need help or you will never be able to have the full gratification they can offer.

- submitted by a student
April 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2008
I went to this school since the first year of its opening. I was in the 6th grade, which at the time, was the youngest generation of the school. Yet, somewhere along this crazy timeline, the school pulled through and so did we, the students. The teachers watched as their beloved 6th graders grew up into responsible graduates. I used to think I couldn't wait to get out of that school, but in retrospect, I really do miss it. Because it is small, close knit school, I had the feeling of belonging and security. Most of us that started at this school graduated with each other because we grew so close over the years. I really do think MaST is a great school and it will continue to shine time and time again.

- submitted by a community member
November 15, 2007
This is an incredible school and we are privileged to belong. My children are getting an education that cannot be provided elsewhere in Philadelphia! They have been given educational and social opportunities that are usually never offered to city kids, public or parochial. Academically Outstanding! MaST offers a major emphasis on family, community, culture and pride, as well as teaching math, science and technology to children in K through til they graduate! As a parent who could ask for more! As a student MaST offers a safe environment, friendships, and an educational opportunity you could not pay for. The teacher's, administrative staff and Parent Council go above and beyond everyday! From the plays to PSSA's our school is the best!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2007
Amazing! Brilliant school. Has great extracurricular activities. M-A-S-T ON TO VICTORY!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
MaST Community Charter School is one of the bestest charter schools in the nation. It's really an amazing school with many extra-curricular activities: Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Drama Club, Astronomy Club, and many more. Trust me, I go there. It is the best school to send your child to.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 21, 2007
Mast is an amazing school. I have had the opportunity to have had to children graduate from this school. The teachers are wonderful and are involved with students. Parents should take responsibltly fortheir kids and be involved in what they do and stop blaming the teachers and the school adminastrators. My Daughter took AP courses and is now in college less credits to pay for. Thank you Mast. What a wonderful school. Keep up the good work for the younger kids of tomorrow.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2007
mast is a good school but they dont take importat issues seriously like bullying they say they wiull but it has be unnoticed

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2007
Mast is an amazing school. In a district that is plagued with school violence, poor test results and a lack of parental involvement, I feel blessed that my children attend Mast. The administration is hard working and committed to the school's excellency, the teachers are some of the best in their field and the students are well behaved, intelligent and respectful. Mast parents are very involved and work hard to do their part in creating the wonderful environment that is their children's school. As far as a review of the school goes, the facts speak for themselves. Mast is the best school in the city! Panther Pride!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2007
MaST Charter School has met and exceeded my hopes for a wonderful educational experience for my daughter. The teachers continually go above and beyond their call of duty on a daily basis. They are meeting each child's individual need by accommodating as necessary every single day. With phenomenal support teachers can help students perform to their highest potential. The integration of technology in all disciplines has exposed my daughter to a world of learning. With a large amount of available technology, the teaching is authentic and the learning has meaning and purpose, especially for my daughter. She is a gifted student who loves learning because of the alternatives that are provided for her. The students want to be there and they want to learn! I can see why parents are lined up in droves to have their children attend MaST, I just happened to be one of the lucky ones!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
I have heard so many good things about this school but I have yet to see any of them. I am pulling my child out of this school and sending them back to Catholic school where the academics are superior and they will be reminded that they are young ladies and gentlemen.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2007
I feel so blessed to have my children in this school my son is now in the first grade, my daughter in kindergarten. They are thriving and truly enjoying learning the teachers are amazing!! YES you have a few bad seeds in the bunch as far as the children go but they are a reflections of their parents not the school. and the good far outway the bad. I only wish parents would do their job so that teachers could focus on theirs. so all in all this school is amazing if your looking for perfection good luck. I wouldn't have my children anywhere else!! we love MAST!!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
When I was a student there a few years ago it was a decent school that just needed some things worked out.

- submitted by a former student
March 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2005
This is a great school. My daughter has been doing so well in this school. She is involved in many activities and enjoys going to school everyday.Her grades are always in the high 90's and has been on honor roll twice and this is her first year. She was one of eleven spots picked for sixth grade out of 250 applicants for those seats. She is also a part of the choir who performed this past December at a phantoms game. She also belongs to the orchestra and has a part in the big school production of The Music Man. She loved being a part of Mast's famous science fair.They run a very tight ship and do not tolerate any nonsense.I would recommend this school to any parent, unfortunately getting in the school is difficult. My daughter was lucky to get in when she did.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
I absolutely love MaST! My oldest started in K and is now in 4th grade with my youngest starting school this year. My oldest has Asperger's and she has done wonderful! There is no tolerance for being mean to one another because they are all taught to respect themselves and others. My daughter is a prime example of who would be bullied in other schools, but at MaST it is understood that she is different and that is not a bad thing. I am grateful to MaST for giving her an environment where she can grow and learn and not feel that she is disabled, but different like everyone else. We all have are little hurdles to deal with and MaST is a great place to learn how.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
This school has a great potential, but does not remotely live up to it. MaST stands for 'Math, Science, and Technology,' but with only 5% of its students meeting state minimal standards in math, something is obviously very wrong. My daughter attended MaST for two years. She's both mentally gifted and learning disabled, but the school failed to meet either special need. My daughter complained about constant personal harassment by other students and poor discipline in nearly all of her classes. With parents lined up in droves to get their kids into charter schools like this one, it baffles me why disruptive behavior and poor classroom performance are tolerated. Surely it would be a simple matter to send uncooperative students back to the public schools and replace them with kids who actually want to learn. Until that happens, MaST does not really stand for 'Math, Science, and Technology.' It stands, instead, for 'Mediocre Attempts at Scholarship and Teaching.' I hope that changes.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
My five children go to this school and my two oldest were of the first classes offered at MaST for the 6th and 8th grades. This school not only offers an excellent educational opportunity for the children, but it also encourages parental involvement as well as offering a nurturing environment! I am a proud parent at Mast Community Charter School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 15, 2003
My child is entering 3rd grade and has been enrolled in MaST since Kindergarten which was the first year of Elementary grades at MaST. I have found the teachers and staff to be caring professionals. The curriculum is challenging and the students are consistantly stimulated. The school is growing and improving each year and the results are tangible. My child scored in the 99 percentile for reading on the national Terra Nova tests. There is a required 20 hours of volunteer time per family per year which is evident in the amount of parental involvement. There is also many programs available for special needs children. Both my child and our family has benefited from enrollment in this school. It is really a family environment.

- submitted by a parent
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Mast Community Charter School
1800 East Byberry Rd, Philadelphia, PA  19116
(267) 348-1100
Last modified Mast Community Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mast Community Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top