Freire Schools believes that knowledge is brought to life by action and experience. We strive to develop our students’ understanding of themselves as part of their world, and to create learning experiences that center on real-world communication and action. We achieve this through a range of trips, on-site courses, internships, mentorship programs, dual enrollment programs, and extracurricular programs that emphasize hands-on learning – bringing our classrooms to the world and the world to our classrooms.
These experiences are made possible through creative partnerships with a diverse portfolio of community organizations. These community partnerships enable us to take learning outside the classroom and connect students to the arts, athletics, sciences, technology, and more. Research suggests clearly that these types of experiential learning are key to developing the critical intrapersonal and interpersonal skills necessary for success in the 21st century.