“It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and sense of duty.” - Albert Einstein

At the Philly Free School,

students ages 4-19 explore freely, think critically, and work collaboratively, across ages, to govern themselves and their school. Through self-initiated activities, students learn the delicate balance between individual freedom and community responsibility. Along the way, they develop the internal resources to navigate, assess, and utilize the information and tools needed to thrive in modern society.

What’s Happening

  • Enrollment Lottery– For the third year in a row, the Philly Free School has decided to make several tuition-free spots available for admission to the school.  As area families face limited school options, we are committed to making our unique educational model accessible to as many families as possible, regardless of ability to pay. Winners of the lottery will be guaranteed up to four years of tuition-free education at PFS.   The enrollment lottery opens April 21st and closes at 4pm on June 15th. Winners will be notified by June 20th.  Eligibility requirements and more information can be found here.  Please spread the word about this time-sensitive opportunity!

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  • Check out our Newest Blog Post! – Spontaneous Reading: Confirmed
    A few weeks ago, my seven year old son, Dhaero, was helping his five year old sister, Esme, sound out the words on a drawing he’d made for her.  “R” he said, “R sounds like rrrrrrr.” READ MORE


  • Did you know you can support PFS by buying great merchandise, like phone cases, hoodies, water bottles, and more? Check it out here: Cafe Press
  • If you shop at Target, you can donate to the Philly Free School simply by choosing us in their Take Charge of Education program

For Families

  1. Enrollment is open YEAR ROUND. Learn more
  2. Tuition Payments: All families are asked to make payments through Facts Tuition Payment

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