Philadelphia Free School

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded2011

Student Body

Total Students50 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition is a sliding scale from $1,800-$14,400 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.

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  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 316 students
    0.8 miles
    4115 Baltimore Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 382-7839
    0.8 PK-12
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-9 | 83 students
    0.3 miles
    1201 S 47th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    (215) 387-3014
    0.3 K-9
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 153 students
    1.1 miles
    517 S 57th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    (267) 592-0974
    1.1 PK-12

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $7,702 for elementary schools and $12,354 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).