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Join us at our next Open House on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:00 PM.

Real Life. Real Learning.

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.

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School News and Events

My friend recently posted a meme on his Facebook page declaring “Maslow before Bloom,” with the comment, “My teacher friends will get this!”


In January 2016, Michelle interviewed Kai, a 13 year old student, about his work with the Cooking Co-Op to change the procedures for using the kitchen. His reflections on the process sheds a little light on how the learning happens at PFS. Kai developed much more than his baking skills along the way.

6:00 PM
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Why Our Families Choose PFS

«We wanted you to have your own uniqueness. We wanted a school where what you say matters.»

Amy Wan, Parent of a current student