For the Middle Grades (6-8)
Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown is located in Downtown Tucson at City High School. PFFS-Downtown opened in 2014 as a full-immersion STEM middle school (see Arizona STEM Network’s STEM Immersion Guide) and the vanguard demonstration site/lab school of CITY Center for Collaborative Learning. STEM education means many things to many people. STEM education at PFFS-Downtown is about empowering students to tackle the real world challenges faced by the larger community. Our students are practiced problem solvers who think creatively and analytically; who propose solutions both in the classroom and the community. By embedding our STEM curriculum in real world societal challenges we mold engaged citizens who are committed to the collective good.
April 2, 2020
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On Monday, the governor and the superintendent announced that all Arizona schools will be closed through the end of this school year. This decision was made to ensure the safety and well being of our students, staff, families, and communities both near and far. Both Paulo Freire schools will continue with our remote learning plan... Read more »
March 19, 2020
Hello Families, I hope you are doing well and your families near and far are safe and healthy. The learning model for our small CITY Center schools has always been about connection and personalization. We will continue to rely on this student and family-centered model as we support students and families throughout the school closure. ... Read more »
February 27, 2020
A Climate Jubilee is happening this Saturday, Feb. 29th from 11-2 at Pueblo High School. Please see the agenda below. Everyone is welcome to learn and share solutions that will improve communities, Tucson, and the world.