Paulo Freire Freedom School is opening a second middle school this fall downtown that will focus on STEM education.

The school will be housed at City High School, 48 E. Pennington St., and will incorporate a science, technology, engineering and math curriculum into its project-based learning units.

The school day will be broken into three "blocks," said co-director Santo Nicotera.

During the first block, students will work on interdisciplinary projects with a community focus, the second part of the day students will participate in math and writer’s workshops and during the third part called Flow Lab, students will work on individualized projects with the help of a mentor or adviser.

The school will be open to sixth- and seventh-graders its first year and will add eighth grade in 2015.

There are still a few openings to enroll sixth grade students and a waiting list for seventh grade.