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Beginning in fall 2020, this school will be moving to 4950 Springfield Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

Philly Free School

PHONE: (215) 218-9586 SCHOOL TYPE: Private Independent GRADES: K-12 ENROLLMENT: 47

Fast Facts

  • Principal

  • Phone Number

    (215) 218-9586

  • Website

  • Neighborhood


  • SEPTA Routes

    Bus (64), Trolley (13), RR (Media/Elwyn) 49th St stop

  • Preschool/Daycare

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  • Application Deadline

  • Tuition

  • Uniform

    No Data Reported

  • Extended Day

    After Care

  • Graduation Rate



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.

Points Of Pride

We have one of the most racially, socioeconomically and geographically diverse student populations in the region. We are also the region's first, and only, Sudbury-model school.

Admissions Policy

The most important criteria for admission are the family's understanding of our educational philosophy and the ability of the students to take responsibility for themselves. Students are admitted to PFS without regard to previous academic or behavioral record.

Accreditations and Honors

Hours of Operation

Sun -
Mon8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tues8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thur8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat -

Extended Programming Details

Students can arrive as early as 8:15am. AfterCare is available from 4:00-6:30pm Monday thru Friday at an additional cost. Cost is on a sliding scale the same as tuition.

Entrance Instructions