About Us

The Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School (PFSJCS) located in Holyoke focuses on academic excellence and social justice awareness. We foster strong intellectual and ethical foundations to: prepare students to attend and succeed in college, increase community and global understanding and involvement, and inspire future leaders for our society. PFSJCS serves the public school sending districts of Holyoke, West Springfield, Chicopee, Westfield, South Hadley and Northampton. At full enrollment our school offers grades 9-12 and have a maximum enrollment of 500.

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Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School receives five year Charter Renewal

We are happy to inform you that at their January 23, 2018 meeting the Mass. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to renew the Paulo Freire Charter for five years beginning in July 2018 and expiring June 30, 2023. We are very grateful for the hard work of our staff, Board and parental community in making this renewal possible.We have already begun to work and meet the requirements. We are confident that we will be able to be successful in meeting these conditions in a timely manner.

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If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Executive Director or Principal at 413-536-3201.