A Welcome from Our Head of School:
Hello! Thank you for your interest in our school. As a parent myself, I understand that choosing a school is a difficult decision. Having sent my own son to The Freedom School, I know first hand you have happened upon a very special place.
The Freedom School is not an ordinary educational institution. It is a community with a unique history and distinctive vision. In 1847, John Berry Meachum, an ex-slave, created a school on a riverboat in Saint Louis, Missouri called The Freedom School, in order to set children free from the bonds of slavery. During the turbulent summer of 1964, ‘Freedom Schools’ were developed as part of the Freedom Summer Civil Rights Project in Mississippi and bordering states; it was part of an effort to increase voter education and registration. Thirty three years later, in 1997, The Freedom School here in University City was founded to not just free students from bonds of ignorance and poverty, but to reconcile them to God and teach them to fulfill their God-given purpose in building His kingdom.
The Freedom School provides a safe, nurturing, learning community where children of different beliefs, races, ethnicities, and economic circumstances are reconciled to God and to one another by experiencing forgiveness by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. They are equipped by our knowledgeable and caring staff using a rigorous, research-based curriculum to reach their unique potential as restored image-bearers and servant-leaders of God who steward His creation and proclaim His kingdom of righteousness through practical deeds of justice and mercy to those in their school, local community and around the world.
We are a unique community here at The Freedom School. In becoming part of it, we hope your family will become part of our family. If there is anything we might do to assist you in the application and enrollment process, do not hesitate to ask. You may call the Main Office at 314-432-7396 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in Christ,
Angie Yarbrough, M.Ed.
Head of School
P.S. If you are ready to fill out an application, you may download the needed forms below. If your web browser cannot read pdfs, you will need a pdf reader (you can get one for free). You may e-mail completed forms to our Administrative Coordinator, Pam Baum at email@example.com or mail to the school to:
The Freedom School
1483 82nd street
University City, MO 63132