TECH Freire Charter School
2221 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132
TECH Freire opened in 2016 to integrate Freire’s signature rigorous liberal arts curriculum with comprehensive education in technology. We take risks and embrace innovation to make sure our students are prepared for the future.
“The same old way of doing things is not good enough for our kids.”
David Shahriari, Head of School/CEO
At TECH Freire, we reject violence and insist that every community member be supported in being true to themselves. We believe in mediation, student and family counseling and conversation circles, not in school police and metal detectors.
We’re also a school of many firsts. The first Freire school to feature makerspaces — complete with laser cutters, virtual reality and more — on campus and fully integrated into the school’s curriculum. The first to form an Entrepreneurship Club in partnership with the Fox School of Business. The first to compete in the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement) Challenge through a partnership with Temple's College of Engineering. The list goes on—and there are many more firsts to come.
Located in the heart of Strawberry Mansion in North Philadelphia, TECH Freire empowers urban youth to unleash their potential. We recognize the urgency of our mission so we do whatever it takes, and we serve where the need is greatest to maximize our impact. If you are an authentic, passionate and tenacious educator with a desire to serve, grow and lead we would love to have you as part of our community.