Our daughter has been attending FOA since 1st grade and the growth we have witnessed in her academics and personal growth are astounding. The small class sizes, attentive teachers and challenging curriculum have brought out the very best in her. The school programs nurture the relationships between the older and younger students which helps create an empathy and bond among the student body that you will not find anywhere else. The science, math and language classes really challenge the kids and seem to be producing confident critical thinkers.
The "Buddy" program in elementary school, helps create a bond between older and younger students that helps create a closeness that you don't see in public schools. It also helps the older students understand how their behavior can set an example for the younger kids that look up to them.
We have 3 sons, two of which are still at FOA, and the oldest (14) is at La Salle High School in Sierra Madre. We are so pleased with how prepared our oldest son was for high school - not only did he test into multiple honors classes, he earned straight A's his first report card in high school! Needless to say, we are thrilled with how well FOA prepared him for high school and highly recommend this school. There is a definite benefit to small classes and a serious curriculum.