Admissions

JULIA R. MASTERMAN LABORATORY AND DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL IS A PUBLIC, MAGNET SCHOOL LOCATED IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.

About

Students residing from all sections of the city may apply and are admitted based on highly selective requirements including standardized testing, grades, attendance, and behavior. The school serves approximately 1200 students in grades five through twelve; there are generally 800 students in the middle school and 400 students in the high school. Masterman strives to reflect the diverse neighborhoods of the city. The student population is diverse ethnically, racially, and socio-economically.

For more information regarding Masterman, please follow the links below:

Requirements

1

2020 – 2021 STANDARDIZED TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS
WHEN APPLYING TO SPECIAL ADMISSION SCHOOLS

A minimum local percentile of 88% on the PSSAs.

If applying to the 5th grade

Special Admission Schools will need 2nd & 3rd grade final grades (subject to change)

If applying to the 6th grade

Special Admission Schools will need 3rd & 4th grade final grades / 3rd grade Standardized Tests

If applying to the 7th grade

Special Admission Schools will need 4th & 5th grade final grades / 3rd & 4th grade Standardized Tests

If applying to the 8th grade

Special Admission Schools will need 5th & 6th grade final grades / 4th & 5th grade Standardized Tests

If applying to the 9th grade

Special Admission Schools will need 6th & 7th grade final grades / 5th & 6th grade Standardized Tests

If applying to the 10th grade

Special Admission Schools will need 7th & 8th grade final grades / 6th & 7th grade Standardized Tests

If applying to the 11th grade

Special Admission Schools will need 8th & 9th grade final grades / 7th & 8th grade Standardized Tests

A lower reading score may be considered for students who have lived in the U.S. for three years or less.

2

GRADES

A’s and B’s with the possible exception of one C in a major subject.

A full year of French or Spanish and Algebra are required prior to grade nine.

3

INTERVIEW

Required for 5th grade applicants.

More information to follow as it becomes available.

4

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY

Exemplary attendance & punctuality (no more than 5 absences; no more than 5 instances of lateness).

Application Process

THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2021 – 2022 SCHOOL YEAR OPENS ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 AND CLOSES ON NOVEMBER 6, 2020.

Due to space limitations, not all applicants may be offered admission. Please note: Masterman establishes a waitlist.

Unique qualifications of a candidate may be considered to ensure a community whose members have diverse backgrounds and life experiences that enhance equity and school diversity.

Virtual Open House

This year's Open House sessions for prospective Masterman students and families will be held virtually. Please click on the link below to find out more information about Masterman, and sign up for a virtual meeting to answer any remaining questions.

Resources

Students and their families can find out more information by following the link below to the District's Student Enrollment & Placement Hub. On the Hub, the Selection Calendar, the 2020 High School Directory, the robust new Career Pathways interactive tool, and more can be found.