All grades K-12 will start at 10am tomorrow, March 22nd. Breakfast will not be served.



Parental PSSA Opt Out Procedures


PSSA Electronic Device Flyer


Flu Letter 2017-2018

Superhero dance flyer 3rd and 4th grade


 Mission and Vision

Sankofa Freedom Academy is a college preparatory K-12 freedom school that will build on the Philadelphia Freedom Schools model to increase literacy and numeracy levels throughout the community, promote respect for scholarship, servant leadership, conflict resolution, and cultural democracy. Through the use of African Centered and culturally responsive methodologies, Sankofa Freedom Academy will engender in its students, staff, and community a love for learning, pride in heritage and a commitment to personal and societal transformation. By operationalizing the adage, “each one / teach one”, Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School will build intergenerational learning communities in which each and every person is responsible to learn in order to teach, and teach in order to build a better world.

Title I Parent Notification

Greetings Parent/Guardian, Sankofa receives Title I funding and is included under the regulations of the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) that was signed into law by President Bush on January 8, 2002. NCLB is designed to improve student achievement by increasing federal involvement in public education both at the state and local level. NCLB requires significant changes to schools that receive Title I funding. To see the details, please click here.

Peace & Blessings from Dr. Mama:


This week I was watching a Ted Talk by a wonderful educator who left a legacy of inspiration for many of us.  Her name was Dr. Rita Pierson.  She reminded us that every child needs a champion!  Every child needs to have someone who will love, challenge, and support them.  Every child needs someone who will never give up on them, no matter how tempting it is.  Every child needs someone who will speak words of encouragement and also will lovingly give them the truth about their actions.  

At Sankofa, we are striving to make sure that every child receives the attention that they need to be successful, whole, and realize their potential and purpose.  The question is: How do we champion our children into excellence?  One way is to have high expectations and be willing to give high levels of support.  We want you to know that we want to be champions for your children.  This means that we will continue to push them to do their best on our new programs, such as Imagine Math, Eureka Math, and Wit and Wisdom.  We want you to make sure that they are still spending time on Study Island at home, that they are reading and writing every night! We want you to encourage them to come to school every day and to seek help when they feel that they need additional academic support or even emotional support.  

If you are feeling that your child needs someone to talk to, we have a wonderful new counselor, Sis. Joy who you can contact at  If you feel that your child is not being challenged enough academically, please reach out to a fabulous new principal, Sis. Brown at  If you feel that your child may have a disability, reach out to our Special Supports Coordinator, Sis. Tawana at  If your family is dealing with something heavy such as a death or fire or something that you think might really affect your child, reach out to Bro. Isa, our co-founder who has committed himself to making sure that we live up to our promise as an institution to be there for our families.  He can be reached at  At the end of the day, we understand that so many of you are your child’s first champion and we thank you for loving them so well and sending them our way.  Let’s continue to work together to support and love these children so that they one day will be champions for someone else.  Peace, Love, and Power (Amani upendo na nguzu)


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Free Counseling Services

We provide free counseling services for our students.