Freedom Academy Expands Their Campus

 

Freedom Academy became a charter school in 2002 and they just purchased their new property which use to be Pardes Jewish Day School located on northwest

corner of 40th Street and Paradise Lane in May 2015. At other new location they can now accommodate up to 500 students, which is very exciting for them!

They currently have a second location also in North Scottsdale located on Pima and Dynamite. The schools mirror one another so no matter what location a you choose students are all learning the same way.

Their electives include Spanish, Art, Music, and PE for our elementary school students. For junior high, these vary year to year, but include mandatory key boarding, STEM, math, study halls, etc.

Here is what some of the Freedom Academy students had to say about their school:

Matt Lockwood, Eighth grade:

Q: How long have you been attending Freedom Academy?

A: I came here for Kindergarten, left, and came back, and been here since the 4th grade.

Q: How do you like the expansion to the campus?

A: I like it! I like the fact that when we change classes its more spread out now.

Q: Where will you be attending high school?

A: I am going to Pinnacle.

Q: What are you going to miss most about Freedom Academy?

A: I am going to miss my teachers the most and Ms. Hoffman!

Saniya Bhatnagar, sixth grade:

Q: How long have you been attending Freedom Academy?

A: This is my first year.

Q: how do you like attending here so far?

A: It’s been pretty good. My favorite part of the school is having more studies then I have had some other schools.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Science.

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I would like to be a scientist and work for NASA.

Q: How do you like the new campus so far?

A: I like it a lot. I like that its more spread out.

Q: What are you looking forward to most about going into the seventh grade?

A: I am looking forward to getting in to the leadership program. The leadership program is a group of students that help their peers and teachers.

Q: Do you have any thing planned for this summer?

A: This is my first year in the U.S. so I am going back to India for three months, I leave tomorrow.

Freedom’s Teaching Philosophy:

Freedom Academy will provide each student an equal education that will equip them for the future by teaching character with integrity, honor, and leadership, the desire to become lifelong learners, and become positive contributors and participants within their families and their communities.”

FAQ’s about Freedom Academy:

Q: Do you have to pay tuition?

A: There is no monthly tuition for charter schools. Most may charge a small fee for the “extras”. Some may charge for kindergarten since the state does not fully fund that grade level. Freedom Academy currently has a $300.00 per pupil, (2nd child-$250.00, 3rd child on is $200.00) annual fee to help defray the costs of extra-curricular programs. Freedom Academy does not charge for full day kindergarten.

Q: What is the average class size?

A: Class sizes vary by age level and the structural size of the classrooms. On average, a kindergarten class may have up to 24 students. Other age classes may to as high as 24-26. All students must start school potty trained.

Q: Do you have aftercare?

A: Yes, our Paradise Campus offers aftercare until 6:30 p.m. daily. Aftercare is also offered on half days, however, it is not offered when school is not in session.

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