On average, students spend seven hours a day in school. During that time, we at Freire act in loco parentis—Latin for “in place of a parent.” Trusted by you to take care of your child, we aim for your student to learn far beyond simply reading, writing, and arithmetic. We strive to teach your child skills that will make him or her a successful adult in this world—skills such as decision making, healthy eating, money management, and conflict resolution – to name just a few. High school is a pivotal time as your student matures into a young adult. Accordingly, we work to develop the whole child by instilling in them values of integrity, self-esteem, and an empathetic commitment to one another and the world around them.
Developing close student-staff relationships and partnering with families are essential pieces to creating the safe Freire environment where all students can be challenged academically, learn from their mistakes, collaborate effectively with their peers, and develop their individual talents inside and outside of the classroom. In order for Freire to be truly successful, both the school and the family must work together to reinforce our expectations. Seeking to strengthen the connection between home and school, Freire routinely communicates with parents and families. Communication is not a one-way street, however. We expect that you will be actively communicating with us as well as speaking with your son or daughter about what he or she is learning in school. Your child’s success depends on it!
As you continue to learn more about who we are and what we do at Freire, I encourage you to reach out at any time with questions.
Co-Head of School, Academic Supports