JULIA R. MASTERMAN LABORATORY AND DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL IS A PUBLIC, MAGNET SCHOOL LOCATED IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
Students residing from all section 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 student in the high school. Masterman strives to reflect the diverse neighborhoods of the city. The student population is diverse ethnically, racially, and socio-economically.
A local percentile of 88 on the PSSA test in both reading and math. Most accepted students score significantly higher.
Non-public school families should contact the child’s present school for score conversion information. The national percentile on a nationally recognized standardized test will be considered when it is available. Independent school students may submit ERB scores or any other nationally recognized standardized test.
A lower reading score may be considered for students who have lived in the U.S. for three years or less.
Minimum of A’s and B’s in all subject areas. Most of the students who are admitted have all or nearly all A’s. If the applying school’s grading is not a letter grade, then the highest levels of other marking systems are also expected.
A full year of French or Spanish and Algebra are required prior to grade nine.
The behavior/citizenship grades in all areas should be B or higher
(or equivalent in a different grading system).
ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY
Excellent attendance and punctuality are required.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR OPENED ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 AND CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 1, 2019 AT 5 PM.
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.