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Real Life. Real Learning.

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.

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School News and Events

On January 31, 2018, Dr. Peter Gray spoke at the Philly Free School on: "Learning Through Play: How Children's Natural Curiosity, Playfulness, and Sociability Serve Their Education."


"It’s rewarding to be part of such an important job at this school. It’s something that I’m good at—organization. Sure I can clean, but this is using my talents better."

Why Our Families Choose PFS

«We wanted you to have your own uniqueness. We wanted a school where what you say matters.»

— Amy Wan, Parent of a current student