Paulo Freire Freedom School — Downtown Campus

Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown opened in 2014 with 6th and 7th grades at City High School in Downtown Tucson (8th grade will be added in 2015).  PFFS-Downtown opened as a full-immersion STEM middle school and will be the vanguard of a transformation of both PFFS-University and CITY High School and the development of the  CITY 6-12 STEM Education Complex.

STEM education means many things to many people.  We are using the Arizona STEM Network’s STEM Immersion Matrix to help guide our implementation of STEM at PFFS-Downtown.  Students are taught through integrated/interdisciplinary curriculum that incorporates science, technology, engineering and math in real world project based units.

Teachers act as facilitators who support student learning…  Read More