“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

  • Check out our Newest Blog Post! – Why PFS Matters – In the Words of Its Students
    In December, 2013, the Philly Free School wanted to let the world know why it was important that this school remain open. We decided that no one could articulate the answer to this question more powerfully than the students themselves. Here are some of their responses:
    KRVC, age 14: I fit in perfectly fine here. No one judges me. I can be myself. I can be who I want to be.
    READ MORE
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  • PFS Lottery
    The Philly Free School (PFS), the region’s only democratically-run school, is excited to announce that it is creating more tuition-free enrollment slots. READ MORE
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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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