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Freire Charter High School

PHONE: (215) 557-8555 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: 9-12 ENROLLMENT:

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Mr. Chris Moore

  • Phone Number

    (215) 557-8555

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Center City West

  • SEPTA Routes

    BSL (City Hall, Walnut-Locust), MFL (15th Street), Bus (9, 12, 17, 21, 42, 44, 48, 62, 124, 125), Trolley (10, 11, 13, 34, 36), RR (Suburban Station)

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day

  • Graduation Rate

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Freire Charter School provides a college-preparatory learning experience with a focus on individual freedom, critical thinking and problem solving in an environment that emphasizes the values of community, teamwork and nonviolence.

Points Of Pride

Among our core values at Freire Charter School are critical and independent thought. Our advanced and AP courses help foster these values, and ensure that students are achieving at the highest levels. Our 2021 graduates earned a cumulative total of $3,771,928 over four years in scholarships and financial aid offers for college. In 2021, 83% of seniors were accepted to at least one 2 or 4-year college. Additionally, we have a 15-1 staff ratio and have a fully renovated building equipped with the latest in technology including a full computer lab, wireless internet throughout, and SmartBoards in every classroom. Our school is also now entirely 1:1, meaning every student has a Chromebook. The Coronavirus Pandemic has had a significant impact on the college application and matriculation process for our students.

Admissions Policy

Open to all students who live in Philadelphia. If there are more applications than available seats, a lottery will be held. The school’s enrollment policy gives priority to the following groups in this order: Sibling attending; Sibling accepted offer, Parents have actively participated in the development of the school, Lives in Philadelphia, Out-of-district PA resident.

Accreditations and Honors

First charter school in the state to receive the National Title I Distinguished School Award, 2010; EPIC Silver Award for Student Achievement, 2011; U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Bronze Award, 2012; 4-time winner of Keystone Award for Academic Excellence; 21st Century Community Learning Center grant recipient; 2015 PA Distinguished Title 1 School.

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Tues7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Thur7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

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