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.
October 31, 2019
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JoAnn Groh, CITY Center for Collaborative Learning’s Director of Academics and a national facilitator for PBLWorks, recently published an article about how project-based learning and climate change activism made for powerful learning at PFFSD. You can read her article on the PBLWorks website here.
February 5, 2020
Next week, student-led conferences will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13th and Friday, Feb. 14th. Students will be dismissed at noon on both of these days in order to accommodate the student-led conferences. Student-led conferences are a great way for students to reflect on their learning, using the Habits of Heart and Mind as a... Read more »
January 29, 2020
The next parent discussion group is Thursday, Jan. 30th from 5:30 – 7:00 at PFFS-U. The topic of this event is “Creating safe and age-appropriate steps to developing independent children” Paulo Freire Freedom School will be hosting a series of family counseling and parent discussion groups this year. The events will be facilitated by CC... Read more »
February 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
March 9 - March 13
March 16 - March 20