Freire Wilmington’s goal for our students is “Graduation x2”—success in and graduation from not just high school, but college as well. Our unique five-year high school program, starting in 8th grade, gives students the time and support they need to catch up and then excel.
Freire Schools’ proven college-preparatory academic program offers Delaware students a much-needed free, high-quality educational option, that is successfully preparing kids for college. 98% of Freire Wilmington’s first graduating class — the Class of 2019 — were accepted to college, with an average of more than 4 college acceptances per student. The Classes of 2020 and 2021 faced a unique set of challenges with COVID-19, and more students opted to take a gap year due to uncertainty about the pandemic’s impact on college. But, the Class of 2021 still made impressive strides toward their college goals, with 79% of graduates accepted to at least one college and more than $4.6 million earned collectively in scholarships and aid.
This success is possible because the Freire Wilmington community is a true family, where students and teachers work together to build the future each student wants and deserves.
Meet the Freire Family
“My teachers at Freire made my dreams into possibilities for the future.”Hannah, 11th Grade