Your child deserves the best education possible—and at Freire Wilmington, that’s our promise. As the #1 non-selective public charter high school in Delaware, Freire Wilmington is all about Graduation x2: graduation not just from high school, but also from college. Our proven model provides five years of challenging, college-preparatory academics that help guarantee our students’ success at Freire, in college, and beyond.
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Ready to Apply?
Freire Wilmington is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. If you’re ready to become a Freire Dragon, please apply!
School Done Differently
Freire Wilmington was founded in 2014 to help students get into college. Nine years later, the results are clear and compelling: Freire Wilmington’s Class of 2023 were accepted to 81 unique colleges and universities and earned over $10 million in scholarships and financial aid.
“I appreciate the kindness of both the kids and the teachers. Once you enter the classroom, the teachers always acknowledge you; they always say ‘hi’ and ask ‘how are you doing?’ They’re not just there for a paycheck. They’re there for you.”Chrysto, Class of 2023
“Everything you do at this school is steering you on the road to enter college. The classes rigorously challenge your brain and problem solving skills. Freire expands your knowledge further than you think is possible.”Christopher, Class of 2023
“You need to be challenged early on so you can face challenges in the future and in college. It’s not like other schools. It’s not like you come to school, do your work, and get out. You come to school to be a part of the Freire family.”Joshua, Class of 2020
“There’s no tolerance for bullying, no fighting. That was what made me realize this was the right school for me. We’re all a family, and you have a voice here. If you tell a teacher something is going on, they’ll help you.”Spirit, Class of 2022
Is There a Uniform?
Freire Wilmington is a school where it’s safe to be yourself, and where students’ diversity and individuality is celebrated. That means that although students adhere to a standard dress code, there is no required uniform for Freire Wilmington students.
Why Start with 8th Grade?
Leaving middle school can be hard, but an extra year of college-preparatory academics can make the difference between getting into a college that’s “good enough”—or truly thriving at the great college you deserve. Plus, starting 8th grade at Freire means joining a community of motivated, high-achieving peers to learn and grow together for the next five years.
8th grade is a critical year to start a college-preparatory education. Why wait another year to find the right school?
Does Freire Wilmington charge tuition?
No. Freire Schools are tuition-free public schools, and there is no cost to attend.
How to Apply
Apply online through the Delaware SchoolChoice website. Click the link below to get started.
Complete this paper application and return to the Freire Wilmington Admissions Office at:
201 W. 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Visit Freire Wilmington to complete an application form at the school. See the map below for Freire Wilmington’s location.
For families new to DE – and who are not currently registered for a school in DE – please visit this page to register your student, starting on October 1, 2022.