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Join us at our next Open House on Tuesday, August 16th 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

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.


Recently, a friend of mine was recounting difficulties in one of her personal relationships with me. She said over and over, “It’s like every time something is not as easy as he expects, he just stops trying.”

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