About This School
In 2010, Franco American School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Massachusetts average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Franco American School Reviews
One of the best schools in the area
My children have been attending Franco American School since Pre K and kindergarten in 2009. Academically and socially they have flourished and excelled. The school offers a very challenging curriculum in all core subject areas while encouraging the arts through music, art, gym, computers and library time. The faculty and staff are caring and helpful. My kids feel safe and and comfortable here and enjoy going to school. It was one of the best decisions we as parents made for children and I would highly recommend this school to anyone. There are also after school music lessons in piano and violin and a great before and after school care program.
Great Blend of Traditional and Progressive Education in Historic Setting
I love, love, love this school! The devoted staff, the challenging curriculum, the wonderful enrichment programs, the art and music offerings, the small class sizes, the yummy lunches (That's right...hot lunches served right out of an actual kitchen, where they are made by a real cook), the beautiful and historic building and grounds...I can't say enough about this school. My kids are so happy here. They participate in every program they can - bowling, piano, cross country, Tae Kwon Do, choir, track and field, etc. They are challenged academically, but they aren't overwhelmed. The curriculum offers creative opportunities in art and music, so my kids are really engaged. This school is a great blend of traditional and progressive education.
Probably the worst so far
I do not like this school at all. I just moved from Ohio and I enrolled my daughter in 6th grade. The first day of school I thought it was all going well, but turns out I was wrong. The staff is my biggest complaint. They are not very focused and aren't very enthusiastic about their job. My daughter told me that at lunch they have "chew time," which doesn't let them talk at lunch. It's an everyday thing. The staff doesn't let the students go out to recess until everyone is done their lunch. And when everybody is done with their lunch, the boys get to go out to recess first. Then 10 minutes after the boys go out, the girls get to go out. It just doesn't seem fair. I had to enroll my daughter in another school a month into the school year, which is a disappointment, but I really don't think she's going to learn anything if she's unhappy.
I have been sending my children to this school for 9 years. I send them to this school over all others because of the extremely loving and supportive atmosphere the school encourages and was built on. Being a former orphanage, this schools roots are to provide a safe, supportive environment for any child in it s care, regardless of race or economic status. This has proven to produce exceptional results from test scores but more importantly the qualities that make good citizens and neighbors of the future.
My daughter has been so happy at the Franco. The small classes allow her to get more help from the teacher.
My daughters attend Franco American School. They are in kindergarten and third grade. I could not be more pleased with the school. They are getting an excellent education, and the teachers are all very caring and hare working. The school is extremely well-run by a very committed and involved principle. There is a real sense of community, with family events pretty much every month during the school year. There is also a particular emphasis on respecting one another and personal responsibility that you just won't find in any public school. Children really flourish in this environment.
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