“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

  • Looking for the right school for your kid?
    Join us at the Fifth Annual Alternative Education Forum. On March 12 from 6-8pm, a panel of speakers from the Philly Free School, the Waldorf School of Philadelphia, and First State Montessori will answer questions about their different models of education. Come to learn about the similarities and differences between these alternative educational options. Please RSVP here.

    Alternative Education Forum

  • We did it! Thanks to everyone who helped the Philly Free School reach its 2014 fundraising goal. 

We did it!

  • Check out our Newest Blog Post! – Education in the Information Age
    Recently Reb and I considered a trip to upstate New York. He asked, “I wonder what the weather is like up there at this time of year?” My response, “I’ll get my phone and let you know in 2 minutes.” This is a perfectly normal response in this day and age, but take a moment and absorb it.
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  • 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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