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Paulo Freire Freedom School – University

Paulo Freire Freedom School – University Contact Information:

300 East University Blvd, Ste #10
Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-624-7552

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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.

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.
PFFS-University, with its focus on social justice and environmental sustainability, has been a successful demonstration site/lab school for best instructional practices and small school design for eleven years.