Posts By: Chad Blair

Student Led Conferences Oct. 28 and 29

Student-led conferences are coming up on October 28 and 29. Students have a noon release both of those days with no AfterSchool.  Families will be scheduling the SLC appointments with their student’s advisor.  Student-led Conferences are another important way our scholars take control of their learning path and demonstrate their authentic engagement. Student-led conferences are a great way for students… Read more »

The Stories We Tell

To look at any thing, If you would know that thing, You must look at it long –John Moffitt For the past several weeks, PFFSU students at every grade levelhave been tasked with examining the richness of their ownfamily history and culture. Culture can be a slippery concepteven for adults. When asked whether they had… Read more »

Enrollment Available at City High School

City High School is accepting enrollment for available spots this fall. You may complete an enrollment form for City High School here. City High School is an award-winning small high school that focuses on engaging, authentic, personalized learning with a focus on relationships and an understanding of place. Learn more about City High School’s programs,… Read more »

Support Our Programs with A Tax Credit Contribution

The state of Arizona allows families to direct two hundred dollars per individual tax return or four hundred dollars for couples filing jointly to a public school to support that school with extra curricular activities, social-emotional supports, and personalized learning opportunities. Tax credit contributions to schools are fully refundable. If you have not yet directed… Read more »

PFFS Still Accepting Enrollment for Fall

Both Paulo Freire Freedom School Downtown and Paulo Freire Freedom School University have open spots for students for fall enrollment. Our schools support the whole student through personalized, engaging, hands-on, rigorous, creative, joyful, and just community building and learning opportunities. Through small class sizes and powerful relationships, our teachers know all students and their families… Read more »

Protests, Activism, Justice, and Equity

The murder of George Floyd last week by a Minneapolis police officer is not just the result of one single police officer, it is the result of the ongoing, deep-seated racism in our country. The images swirling on our tv’s and through our social media feeds this past week show a devastatingly aggressive militarized police… Read more »