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Public charter
Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 508

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2027 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 557-8555
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August 29, 2014
This school is great I would definently recommend it . Students are well taught . I would just suggest they pack their own lunch.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
I am a future parent, expecting to start 09-2014. After going to the open house, I was thoroughly impresssed with the staff and the school's vision and mission. The staff truly love being educators and want the best for all the students. I then went to their board meeting and again was impressed by their know and passion to provide the best education to the students. Lastly, I had a meeting with the head of academics and again was impressed with what they area able to provide the students-raising the reading and math levels, no bullying policy, music and other programs to address the students creative interest.

- submitted by a community member
April 06, 2010
I am a parent of an student @ Freire Charter School. I feel that Freire Charter School is one of the Best schools that really inforce the CODE OF CONDUCT! This school will not put up with violence in or outside of the school & because of this students can focus on education @ all times. My daughter is an honor student & she works hard to maintain her grades. Freire really prep. students for college & your child will work hard . Most of all they will be ready & proud @ the end. I must say that if you are a parent that will make time for your childs education & communicate with the teachers well,...you should not have any problems.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 30, 2009
My daughter is in the eleventh grade with a 4.0 gpa avg. This school can be ridiculous with their strict rules and attitude. The teachers are not attentive, they have bad attitudes. The leaders are just as worst as the teachers. Yes the academics are good but are horrible when a student wants to understand the work.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2009
this school is challenging yet not extremely hard. it has a great teacher to student ratio, and it has good rules.

- submitted by a student
July 15, 2009
As has been said, Freire is a good school for students wanting free college preparation. Every student gets a chance to enter the admissions lottery. Once accepted, we assume that college is their goal and our standards reflect that. Many students thrive and are accepted to 4-year colleges with scholarships. Some students struggle to catch up academically to college-prep level work, and they must be motivated to take advantage of the supports in place. I can say that the staff members genuinely care about students and want to help them succeed. Yes, the rules are strict, but they prepare kids for professional opportunities and create a safe learning environment.

- submitted by a teacher
May 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 28, 2009
This is a great school. The rules are a little tight ,but in the end they are worth it. My daughter was from catholic school and knowing that I didn't have to pay for a decent education took alot of stress off of me. If your child is not serious about their education do not send them there,but if your child is serious , this is the place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2008
This is my sons first year, he is an 11th grader, so far I have been impressed, my son has long term goals set up and one of them is to get into a good college. He has plenty of homework, and he says that he is challenged and that is a plus, the feedback from both the teachers and staff is really on point and you are treated in a respectfully manner, which is always a plus in my eye. I attended the parents night event and was totally blown away because of the high attendance rate of parents and that was truly awesome.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2008
I love Freire. It's great school to me. The only bad thing about it is how ridiculous some of the rules are. The teachers always care about how you're doing and if you need help, they give it. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2008
My daughter attends this school. She was struggling in the 8th Grade. When she attended freire, she been a straight A student. I tell other parents about sending their kids to Freire.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2007
11/2/07 My son attends Freire Charter School, and I must admit that this school, as a college-prep, does prepare him for college. However, while I understand the need for rules and regulations, Freire has gone way over the line! As some others have pointed out, it is 'ridiculous'! Though my son is a senior...soon to graduate, I absolutely cannot wait until he does! Every time I see the Freire's name/number pop up on the caller-id, I get extremely disturbed, thinking my son has been accused of something asinine, which will either get him suspended or expelled. But as already pointed out, he will soon graduate, Lord's Will, and it's already seven months in counting!! Thus, if you are thinking about sending your son/daughter to this school, academically...it is well worth it; however, peace of mind, goes a long way, so really consider the headaches that may accompany your decision.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
I think Freire is a excellent school, it prepares your child for college,eventhough my daughter complains about the rules sometimes, I always explain to her, that if parents had there way in the school system, children will definitely complain about that. My motto is : Do want you have to do, and keep it movin.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
September 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2006
This is a great school to attend if you want to go to college

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2004
This school needs to lighten up on the rules. They are trying too hard to be the best. Tucked shirts do not look right when not wearing a uniform and carrying your jacket and not being able to put it on is rediculus.

- submitted by a student
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Freire Cs
2027 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA  19103
(215) 557-8555
Last modified Freire Cs is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Freire Cs Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top