Philadelphia Free School

Philadelphia Free School Photo #1 - Philly Free School's building in West Philly.
Philadelphia Free School Photo #1 - Philly Free School's building in West Philly.
At the Philly Free School, we provide students with the space to explore the world and themselves at their own pace, while experiencing community through participating in a self-governing direct democracy.

Quick Stats (2024)

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
50 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is a sliding scale from $1,800-$14,800 for the year, with a discount available for siblings. Beyond this, we have scholarships and programs that assist families for whom the lower end of the scale is burdensome. Average tuition is just over $4,000 per student. We are committed to making the school accessible to those who wish to enroll, regardless of ability to pay.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Philadelphia Free School?
The application deadline for Philadelphia Free School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
What neighborhood is Philadelphia Free School located?
Philadelphia Free School is located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. There are 10 other private schools located in University City.

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $8,688 for elementary schools and $15,444 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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