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Freire Charter Middle School

PHONE: (267) 670-7499 SCHOOL TYPE: Public Charter Citywide GRADES: 5-8 ENROLLMENT: 487

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Ms. Andrea Zepp

  • Phone Number

    (267) 670-7499

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Center City West

  • SEPTA Routes

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

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Tuition

  • Uniform


  • Extended Day

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Freire 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

Robust after-school life, including Chess, Robotics, Cooking and Gardening Club, Double Dutch, Academic Support Centers, Basketball, Cheerleading, Track and Field, etc. --Daily intervention / enrichment period for all students. --A belief in the Power of Yet. --Mental health supports for all community members, both during and after school hours.

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

  • 2023 comprehensive study of thousands of charter schools nationwide shows Freire Schools' academic growth in reading and math place us as the highest performing charter network in PA and among the highest in the country for our ability to close the achievement gap.  
  • Recognized as a network that produces high-performing, "gap-busting" charter schools by Stanford University's Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO) 2023
  • PA Distinguished Title 1 School 2015
  • 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Recipient;
  • 4-time winner of Keystone Award for Academic Excellence;
  • U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Bronze Award, 2012;
  • EPIC Silver Award for Student Achievement, 2011;
  • First charter school in the state to receive the National Title I Distinguished School award, 2010

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tues7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wed7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thur7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fri7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

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