Julia R. Masterman School

Special Admission School

1699 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA  19130

Masterman provides an accelerated, enriched curriculum for academically talented students who are interested in a college preparatory experience. Masterman’s motto is “Dare To Be Excellent.” To that end, students participate in a rigorous academic program supported by a wide range of co-curricular activities. At Masterman, academic excellence and personal growth take place in a genuinely diverse community. Our students learn in and from this diverse atmosphere, truly experiencing and honoring the differences. Masterman promotes not simply tolerance, but the rich possibilities for individual and community growth.

Program Info:

Eligible students take college level courses earning high school credit and college credit if successful on Advanced Placement examinations.
Admission Requirements
Application RequirementsGrades: A’s and B’s in major subjects on most recent final report card

Additional Requrements
Other: Successful completion of Algebra I and French I or Spanish I in 8th grade. Priority for admission given to Masterman’s current 8th grade students. *These are minimum criteria. Students accepted typically far exceed the minimum.

Program NotesEligible students take college level courses earning high school credit and college credit if successful on Advanced Placement examinations.
Academic Performance
Overall SPR Peer Rank3rd out of 9
Overall SPR Peer Rank3rd of 10
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Students Who Graduate in 4 Years99%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within 4 years.
College Enrollment Rates95%
School Culture
Student Attendance98%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
AttendanceExemplary attendance & punctuality (no more than 5 absences; no more than 5 instances of lateness) on most recent final report card
BehaviorNo negative disciplinary reports on most recent final report card
School Fit
Total Enrollment451
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Black 17.3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 27.71%
Filipino 0%
Hispanic 5.46%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 39.21%
Two or More Races 10.24%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeSpecial Admission School
Grades Served9 - 12
School PartnersCommunity College of PhiladelphiaDrexel University
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Courses Offered
Classes and AcademicsAdvanced PlacementCalculus ABCalculus BCComputer ScienceDebate ClubEnglish Language and CompositionEnglish Literature and CompositionEnvironmental ScienceMusic TheoryPhilosophySpanish LanguageStatisticsUS Government and PoliticsUS History
CTE Courses and Programs(Not Available)
College and CareerCollege 100%
College: Dual Enrollment(Not Available)
SportsBadmintonBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsGolfSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSwimmingTennis, BoysTennis, GirlsTrack and FieldUltimate FrisbeeVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, Girls
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Cultural/Ethnic Language Clubs(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipMock TrialStudent Council/Government
Parents and Community(Not Available)
OtherChess Club