Welcome, Head of Academics

On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to Freire Charter School. I look forward to collaborating with all of you to provide our students with the opportunities, guidance and support they need to succeed in school and in life.

Our student-centered philosophy allows us to deliver a public school education the way it should be – personalized, multi-faceted and rigorous. We offer a college-prep education including an array of challenging courses and are proud to graduate college-ready individuals. However, the pressures of life in the 21st century necessitate that we educate the whole person. To that end we foster our students’ emotional, civic and social development. These varying skills are all crucial; our students must be empowered to thrive, to become tomorrow’s leaders and to give back.

This school year is proving to be an exciting one. There is great energy in the building as new and veteran staff collaborate. Everyone is working together to make sure that Freire is the best school in the city. We are building on our recent successes – increasing our test scores, offering more advanced and AP classes, and fostering empathetic, independent thinkers. Most of all, I am committed to assuring that we prepare our students for life beyond these walls better than we ever have before.

Please explore our website to learn more about our school and what it has to offer all members of our school community. My door is always open and I welcome hearing from you at any time.

Nicholas M. Fels, M.S.Ed.
Head of Academics