Middle School

On behalf of our entire school community, welcome to Freire Charter Middle School!  Before we go any further, it’s time for a quiz.  Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I want my student to not only go to college but to graduate from college?
  • Do I want my student to go to a middle school that is safe and nonviolent?
  • Do I want my student to learn from some of the brightest and most talented teachers in Philadelphia?
  • Is my student willing to work incredibly hard in order to reach his or her academic potential?

If you answered yes to all of those questions, Freire Charter Middle School is the school for you!

Freire Charter Middle School delivers a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum to every student every single day.  5th and 6th grade students have two core teachers – one for English Language Arts and Social Studies and another for Math and Science.  Our 7th and 8th grade students have five core teachers – English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Spanish.  All students participate in Spanish, Health, Physical Education, Art, and Character Development at various points throughout the year.  Every lesson is engaging, the homework is plentiful and daily, and the growth and learning each student experiences are tremendous!

Our positive school culture is anchored by one core belief – all students have the right to learn in a safe, non-violent school.  It is our job as an entire school community – administrators, teachers, support staff, parents, and most importantly students – to nurture and maintain this safe space.

We are all DRAGONS and we must BREATHE FIRE!

If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to contact me.  I’d love to talk to you.

Yours in partnership,

Christopher Zagacki, MS Ed



To learn more about our demanding curriculum, please review Freire Curriculum Middle School 2014-2015.


To see our new facility, please view our Virtual Tour below: