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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade Levels9-12 (TECH Freire will offer 9th and 10th grade for the 2016-17 school year and will grow a grade each year until reaching its full capacity as a 9-12 school with a projected total enrollment of 580 students.)
  • Waiting List Size
  • Enrollment305
  • PrincipalMr. Dave Shahriari
  • Phone Number267-507-1111
  • School Emailchelsea@techfreire.org
  • SEPTA RoutesBSL (Susquehanna-Dauphin), Bus (4, 16, 39)
  • Address 2221 North Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19132
  • NeighborhoodNorth Central
  • TuitionN/A
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

Our mission is to provide an educational program that unleashes creativity and potential in our students, enabling them to realize their academic and professional goals, and empowering them to pursue 21st century careers. Our Vision is that upon...

Our mission is to provide an educational program that unleashes creativity and potential in our students, enabling them to realize their academic and professional goals, and empowering them to pursue 21st century careers. Our Vision is that upon graduation, all TECH Freire students will have a realistic and actionable post-high school plan and be prepared for their chosen next step.

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Points of Pride

TECH offers a comprehensive liberal arts education through tech-integration with a special focus on real-world experiences and exposure. Tech-integration is the combining of technology with traditional classroom subjects to deepen and broaden...

TECH offers a comprehensive liberal arts education through tech-integration with a special focus on real-world experiences and exposure. Tech-integration is the combining of technology with traditional classroom subjects to deepen and broaden learning. Our model promotes personalized, creative, project-based learning in an environment that emphasizes the values of community, teamwork, and nonviolence.

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Admissions Policy

TECH Freire is a public charter school open to students from across Philadelphia. Admission to our school is determined though a lottery. Prospective students must be Philadelphia residents entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2019....

TECH Freire is a public charter school open to students from across Philadelphia. Admission to our school is determined though a lottery. Prospective students must be Philadelphia residents entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2019. Apply online for the 2019-20 school year through Apply Philly Charter. While TECH Freire accepts students from across the city of Philadelphia, we do have an admissions preference for students who reside within the catchment area of Strawberry Mansion High School. Click on the link below to see a detailed map highlighting the boundaries of this catchment area. If you live inside the area shaded on the map your application to TECH Freire has an excellent chance of being accepted! Catchment area map: http://bit.ly/2AekdtC If you have any questions please contact Chelsea Reich, Director of Admissions, at chelsea@techfreire.org or 267-507-1111 x1103.

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Safety & Culture

TECH Freire Charter School is safe, physically and emotionally, for all community members. TECH's symbol is the fire breathing dragon, which represents our community's most important values. Every TECH dragon breathes F.I.R.E. by constantly...

TECH Freire Charter School is safe, physically and emotionally, for all community members. TECH's symbol is the fire breathing dragon, which represents our community's most important values. Every TECH dragon breathes F.I.R.E. by constantly striving to be: Fearless Independent Real Empathetic

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 90.8%
Hispanic 3.6%
Other 5.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 45.6%
Male Students 54.4%

Special Education

Special Ed 16.4%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 85%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.3%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
212
10th Grade Students
93
Total Students
305

Activities & Programs

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

TECH is opening with a strong offering of core athletic teams and will add additional PIAA and club athletics each school year.

TECH is opening with a strong offering of core athletic teams and will add additional PIAA and club athletics each school year.

Other Activities

TECH Freire will be opening in 2016-17. Over the course of the first few years, we will be adding after school programs like the ones listed below as well as others based on student interest. -Programming/Coding Club -eSports Team -Maker Club...

TECH Freire will be opening in 2016-17. Over the course of the first few years, we will be adding after school programs like the ones listed below as well as others based on student interest. -Programming/Coding Club -eSports Team -Maker Club -Electronic Music Production Club -Digital Art Club -Fashion Club -Comic Book Club

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Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parents of TECH Freire students are encouraged to be involved with school functions, whether volunteering for activities such as monitoring school lunch time or playing an active role in their child's education by participating in regular parent-...

Parents of TECH Freire students are encouraged to be involved with school functions, whether volunteering for activities such as monitoring school lunch time or playing an active role in their child's education by participating in regular parent-teacher student conferences. Parents of students also sit on our Board.

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Before and After Care

  • Extended Programming

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