The heart and soul of Freire Schools’ approach is our commitment to provide every student with the individualized resources, supports, and skills they need to succeed at Freire Schools, in college, and beyond. Over the past 20 years, Freire Schools has developed, refined, and implemented an educational program informed by current research as well as our own experience with what works for kids. We pair high expectations for all students with robust academic and emotional supports, challenging our students to achieve at higher levels than ever before and ensuring they have the support they need to get there. Our approach is always changing, because our students are always evolving.
Commitment to Peace
Freire Schools maintains a commitment to peace at all levels of our community. We maintain a safe and welcoming environment in which learning is held sacred and students and staff are safe to take the emotional and personal risks that allow them to grow.
Preparing Every Student for College
We work to transform students’ expectations for their futures and equip them with the skills and resources they need to achieve their dreams. We offer a challenging liberal arts program that prepares students not only to graduate from high school, but to persist in and graduate from college.
Centering Student Voice
Students are at the center of everything we do. We build our school culture around supporting every individual student’s growth into a self-actualized citizen of the world. We prioritize opportunities for students to find, develop, and share their voices.
Connecting Our Classrooms to the World
Hands-on learning is key to students’ ability to understand and apply the lessons they learn in the classroom. Through a wide range of creative community partnerships and an emphasis on experiential learning, we connect our students to the world and the world to our students.