Last week Chad Blair and JoAnn Groh (principals of PFFS-University and PFFS-Downtown) traveled to Providence, RI with Santo Nicotera and Carrie Brennan (CITY Center for Collaborative Learning) to participate in the Coalition of Essential Schools‘ final Fall Forum. At the conference Chad and JoAnn presented on PFFS’s student support systems, while Santo and Carrie facilitated a… Read more »
Posts Categorized: University Highlights
“Paulo Freire Freedom School is a lab school/demonstration site for best instructional practices and small school design.” This has been the purpose and mission of PFFS at the University Blvd location since its opening in August 2005 and continues to be its purpose and mission as we join with City High School and Paulo Freire… Read more »
Open enrollment has begun at City High School. All Paulo Freire Freedom School graduates have preferred enrollment into City High, but they must complete an enrollment form before February 1st, 2018. The City High School enrollment form is quick and easy to complete. Click here to learn more about visiting City High.
Something is happening downtown – our home away from home, Jacome Plaza, right in front of the Joel D. Valdez Downtown Library, is undergoing a facelift. The Downtown Tucson Partnership is working to redefine this space as a destination gathering spot for the larger community and PFFS and CHS students are welcome guests. Improvements include bistro… Read more »
Relive the creativity, engagement, and collaboration of Intersession!
Both Paulo Freire Freedom School campuses will be hosting a series of tours for prospective students and their families. Tours are a great way to view our schools and learn about our curricular and extracurricular programs. One tour is given at each campus each month, and the two campuses stagger morning and evening tours. PFFS-University (300… Read more »
Personalized kudos, poetry, and gratitude are the hallmarks of Paulo Freire Freedom Schools’ eighth-grade graduation. Our graduation ceremonies exemplify our commitment to honoring each individual student. Instead of just receiving a diploma and a handshake, each Paulo Freire graduate is honored with a unique poem written by the staff. The poem is read aloud and printed… Read more »
Next Friday, April 21st is our Pennington Street Showcase. As previously shared, on Showcase day class will start at 12:00 for middle school students. Although the Showcase will continue until 7:00, we are only requiring that PFFS students stay until 5:00 p.m. If having your son/daughter at home until noon on this day, we will… Read more »
While planning for the beginning of the new school year, one of our teachers felt it was important for us to address the summer’s violent events in order to help students process them. Yes! Absolutely! As a school with a social justice focus, a school that values exploring many perspectives, a school that works to… Read more »