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Welcome to Paulo Freire Freedom School -Downtown

PAulo Freire Freedom School's MISSION

Paulo Freire Freedom School is a joyful and just community dedicated to environmental sustainability and social justice that embraces creative, collaborative and compassionate teaching and learning.


CITY Center designs, implements, and advances exemplary practices in teaching and learning that transform the lives of young people and their educators. 


PFFSD School News

Join Our Team: Become a Substitute Teacher

Our three schools are recruiting qualified and passionate substitute teachers to join our team.  Our subs earn $25/hour, which is significantly more money than other districts.

A valid Arizona IVP FCC is required. Please complete the substitute application form if you are interested.  We will follow up with a phone call to discuss next steps.

Sixth Grade Spots Still Available for This Fall

Although there is currently a waiting list for seventh and eighth grade, we have available spots in our incoming sixth grade class for the 23-24 school year. Please complete an enrollment form if you are interested in enrolling your rising fifth grade student for fall enrollment at PFFS. 

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