I have had two kids in this school, and I think this school is excellent. I wish they had a High School. Excellent teachers.
We researched MANY schools in the area, looking for a place our children can get a quality education. Overall, we are happy with the kindergarten program. Our child enjoys going to school, and the Spalding Phonics program has helped him strengthen his reading skills. The school is very structured, the children are all well-mannered, and the staff is good. My biggest complaint? I wish the daily communication was better. However, whenever I initiate communication with my child's teacher she is always prompt and courteous getting back to me. Compared to other schools, we are HAPPY to be at BFCS!
My son loves this school and has already learned so much this school year. I was originally concerned that BFCS might be all work and no fun, but I was wrong!! Benjamin Franklin Charter School does an excellent job of making learning fun without losing focus on education. The Spalding Language Arts program being used is definitely top notch and fully comprehensive. I wish I could have attended a school like BFCS when I was younger. The teachers and staff do a great job of reinforcing the importance of self respect as well as respect for others and authority.
My daughter has completed K-2 at this school, and I love it. I love the fact that they teach to the smarter kids in the class, and expect the other kids to catch up. Instead of teaching to the 'dumbest' kid in the class, they teach to the smartest. This is a fast paced curriculum, the kids either get it or they don't. In 2nd grade, my daughter was learning stuff that her cousins who were in 3rd and 4th grades (but at other schools) hadn't even learned yet. I feel this school has excellent teachers, and they expect the kids to follow rules. The dress code is a little weird, girls can't wear capri pants. I've never been given a reason as to why not. But, that's my only complaint. Principal and front office staff are wonderful. Teachers are great, too!
Our twins Just finished their first year at BFCS and we are very pleased. Their teacher is excellent and they have learned more then we would have expected for one year. If you want your kids to learn the value of hard work this is the place to be.
My children have attended BFCS for years. They have learned so much, but most importantly, how to work hard. A strong education is one of the best things you can give your children and I am very thankful to have found BFCS. It's unfortunate that there are only four of them in Arizona and that more children can't get a better education. Even more unfortunate that Arizonans are settling for the public education that we have here.
My children have been going to BFCS for 2 years now, I have mixed feelings about the school. I've never gone to a schools where most of the teaching staff is new, meaning fresh out of school, not very experienced. If you are looking for diversity, this definitely is not the school for you.
I went to BFCS from K-8 and can only say that if you wish to have an excellent education, this is the place for you. I loved all my teachers and principals. The sports program at BFCS is awesome. It gives a reason to many students to pass their classes, because if you don't, you cannot participate. Cross country rules! :)
We switched our children from high dollar Rancho Solano to this charter school and couldnt be any happier. After researching 100's of schools, this is by far the best of the best.
Benjamin Franklin is a Superior school. I work with all the school in the east valley and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to send my boys to this school. The academics are equal to a very high quality private school. This school is not for everyone, but if you value education and your child this is the best. They hire quality teachers (and staff) that care about teaching our children, which takes them to the next level that prepares them for Life.
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