The mission of The Paulo Freire School (aka The Freire School) is to service those who strive to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and understanding for the betterment of our society. We seek to improve the quality of life by putting scholarship into practice for the purpose of addressing social inequities and injustices. Through a cyclical process of inquiry, thoughtful discourse, and social engagement our scholars take key concepts and apply them to service learning projects that promote social justice and democracy. Our goal is to develop a self-actualized scholar, who possesses a knowledgeable and discerning mind, thrives in service to others, and is prepared for higher education. Our belief system is built upon a commitment to social justice, a respect for all classifications of individuals, and an understanding of our impact on the future.
About The Paulo Freire School
The Paulo Freire Charter School is conveniently located at 28 Burnet Street in Newark, NJ. We are located across the street from Newark Broad Street Station, which provides a 15 minute direct line of service to, and from, New York Penn Station. The Paulo Freire Charter School (aka The Freire School) opened in September of 2012, and was chartered by the New Jersey Department of Education to serve students in grades 9-12 within the city of Newark. At capacity, the Freire School will serve 320 students.