For the Middle Grades (6-8)
Paulo Freire Freedom School – University is located in Tucson, Arizona near the University of Arizona. Since our opening in 2005 we have provided PFFS students with a powerful, engaging curriculum, used research based, best teaching practices, attended to the needs of the whole child, and connected learning to our larger community. Our school is a demonstration site/lab school within CITY Center for Collaborative Learning. PFFS-University is housed at the historic, former YWCA building on 300 East University Blvd – home to a progressive community of organizations that promote the arts, education and the environment. For a complete list of tenants see ‘The Historic Y. We use our central location, midway between UA and downtown Tucson, to create place-based learning experiences away from the building that deepen PFFS-University students’ understanding of our problem-based, project-based curriculum.
February 1, 2018
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*This blog by Paulo Freire Freedom School-Downtown principal JoAnn Groh was published originally on the BIE website on January 31, 2018 and on the CITY Center for Collaborative Learning website on February 3, 2018. Possibly the most common worry expressed by parents lately is their befuddlement at what supports and limitations they should be placing on... Read more »
April 20, 2018
There is a teacher walkout scheduled for Thursday, April 26th. The teacher walkout is designed to bring attention to the dire issues of teacher salaries and Arizona educational funding. 78% of teacher votes statewide were in favor of the walkout. When the walkout happens on Thursday, the three CITY Center for Collaborative Learning schools will... Read more »
January 18, 2018
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.
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