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PFFSU 7th Grade Expedition Friday

We are excited to announce this Friday, September 7th, all 7th graders will be going on expedition. Our destination is Cienega Creek Natural Preserve located about 31 miles East of Tucson. This is an amazing location with lots of potential wildlife sightings. Please make sure your student has proper hiking shoes, a water bottle and… Read more »

Locking Up Bikes at School

We encourage our students to ride their bikes to school.  However, with the return of U of A students also comes the return of people looking to steal bikes.  If your student rides their bike to school, it is imperative they use a heavy u-lock to secure their bike to the bike rack.  We also… Read more »

Girls Who Code at the U of A

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona presents Girls Who Code.  This nationally recognized nonprofit is dedicated to fostering the success of women in tech.  There is an open house at the UA Main Library Room 112A on September 8th at 10 am for anyone who would like to learn… Read more »

PFFSU Sixth Grade Expedition

We are excited to announce that this Friday, August 31st is PFFSU’s 6th grade expedition! We will be exploring Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita mountains just south of Tucson. Students should wear proper hiking shoes, bring a water bottle and a lunch that does not require a microwave. We will depart from the school at 9:00 am and return… Read more »

Zuzi! Dance Youth and Adult Classes

Zuzi! Dance is offering a variety of great youth and adult classes starting in September.  Zuzi! Dance is a long-term PFFS community partner, and they do a tremendous job of teaching and empowering youth through their various classes.  Check out the Zuzi! Dance schedule for more information.


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PFFS Downtown Back to School Night

Paulo Freire Freedom School Downtown will be hosting our annual Back to School Night on Wednesday, Aug. 29th from 5:30 – 7:00.  Back to School Night is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teachers, learn more about our advisory program, and get updates on our exciting start to the school year.  We hope to… Read more »

Great First Week

In addition to making new friends, being reminded of important classroom procedures and getting used to some awesome physical changes, our students spent the first week thinking about social justice through the habits of action and care.  They engaged in inquiry and discourse, questioning and debating issues that will lay the foundation for a school… Read more »

PFFSU Expeditions

Paulo Freire Freedom School -University will begin our Friday Expeditions on Aug. 10th with the sixth grade class walking over to the University of Arizona to visit the Flandrau Planetarium and learn more about the cosmic and geological forces that have shaped our universe and our planet. The seventh grade class will visit Flandrau on… Read more »

Back to School Night

Come meet Paulo Freire Freedom School’s fabulous teachers, learn more about your student’s classes, and get information about upcoming events and programs at Back to School Night. Paulo Freire Freedom School -University is having their Back to School Night on Thursday, Aug. 16th from 5:30 – 7:00. Paulo Freire Freedom School -Downtown is having their… Read more »