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Tax Credit Contributions Fund Our Extracurricular Programs

This holiday season, please consider a Tax credit contribution to PFFS.   Tax credit contributions are critical to our ability to continue our Intersession, Expedition, AfterSchool, and Elective Programs. If you have already contributed your tax credit to PFFS, we appreciate you, and we also ask that you encourage your neighbors, friends, and family members to… Read more »

Sixth Grade Spots Still Available for 2020-2021 School Year at PFFS

There are still spots available for next fall’s sixth grade class at Paulo Freire Freedom Schools. Interested fifth grade students may complete an online enrollment form here. Families interested in learning more about the exceptional programs at Paulo Freire Freedom Schools may attend an enrollment tour. You are able to view our enrollment tour schedule… Read more »

Upcoming Holidays and Half Days

There is no school on Monday, January 20th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. There are a number of events happening in Tucson on MLK day, including the Loft Cinema’s free screening of Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-winning film Selma. We will have noon dismissals on Thursday, Feb. 13th and Friday, Feb. 14th. These two afternoons… Read more »

PFFSU Celebration of Student Work

PFFSU 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be presenting their work this Thursday, Nov. 21st from 5:30 – 7:00 at the Paulo Freire Freedom School -University campus. The evening will begin with a short preview of the documentary film Sea of Shadows. This film explores the many reasons the vaquita porpoise is now critically… Read more »

Free Thanksgiving Meals at the Historic Y

The Colby Olsen Foundation Presents the 3rd Annual FREE Thanksgiving Community Dinner at The Historic Y. We welcome everyone to share this special holiday with us. Colby loves the togetherness and love that surrounds this holiday. Sadly, many people in the community do not have a place to go where they can celebrate and simply… Read more »

Student-Led Conferences

Hello PFFS-D Families! Paulo students and advisors have been preparing for their Student-Led Conferences, happening October 24, 2019 (12:00 noon release) and October 25, 2019 (12:00 noon release).  Please check your email for a link to the online scheduling system.  You will only schedule ONE conference with your student’s Advisor. Please do not schedule more than one conference,… Read more »

Fall Intersession

Both Paulo Freire Schools are having their fall Intersession from Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 4th. During this week, students will be participating in an immersive learning experience of their choice. Most Intersessions will follow a regular school day schedule; however, there are some Intersession groups that will have overnight events or special schedules…. Read more »

Arizona Youth Climate Strike

Paulo Freire will be participating in a variety of ways on Friday, September 20th for the Arizona Youth Climate Strike. Eighth-grade students from PFFSU will be present on the U of A mall discussing climate issues with U of A students and faculty,. Other PFFSU students will be heading out onto 4th Ave. to protest… Read more »