Grassroots Free School

  • At Grassroots School, students pursue their own educational journeys in a supportive and nurturing environment.
  • The school’s educational philosophy derives from the twin principles of self regulation on the individual level and self government on the community level.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students17 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notesvaries, sliding scale according to income
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tallahassee
    Grades: PK-8 | 208 students
    9.3 miles
    2524 Hartsfield Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32303
    (850)386-5550
    9.3 PK-8
    208
  • Tallahassee
    Franklin Academy
    (Christian)
    Grades: 1-12 | 43 students
    6.2 miles
    615 Tuskegee St
    Tallahassee, FL 32305
    (850)575-4826
    6.2 1-12
    43
  • Tallahassee
    Grades: PK-12 | 979 students
    9.1 miles
    3737 N Meridian Rd
    Tallahassee, FL 32312
    (850)893-2138
    9.1 PK-12
    979
  • Tallahassee
    The Magnolia School
    The Magnolia School Photo - In 2011, The Magnolia School won $10,000 from the Bealls & Whistles for Schools grant program. The money was used together with PTO funds and other sources to replace the school's then 22-year-old bus. The students wrote, performed a blues song about the bus, which they then recorded and used as their entry.
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS-8 | 35 students
    9.5 miles
    2705 W Tharpe Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32303
    (850)385-3834
    9.5 NS-8
    35
  • Tallahassee
    Grades: 1-11 | 21 students
    7.4 miles
    1268b Timberlane Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32312
    (850)893-8743
    7.4 1-11
    21

School Reviews

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I have watched my child grow socially and intellectually by leaps and bounds in her time at Grassroots. Her interactions with the staff and students at the school have helped to teach her personal responsibility through encouragement and guidance, rather than the more common approach of punitive discipline. The students and staff help instill a curiosity and desire to learn that is often snuffed out in contemporary schools.
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