Paulo Freire Freedom School-Downtown is a public middle school serving 75 students in grades 6 through 8. The school opened in 2014 and is co-located with City High School in the historic Cele Peterson building in the heart of Tucson’s downtown district.
While it was modeled after its older sibling, the original Paulo Freire Freedom School (now PFFS-University), which opened in 2005, Paulo Freire Freedom School-Downtown is even more innovative with an integrated curriculum and a full-immersion STEM focus.
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 and who propose solutions both in the classroom and the community. By embedding our STEM curriculum in real world societal challenges we nurture and graduate engaged citizens who are committed to the collective good.
47 E. Pennington Street
Tucson, AZ 85701