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East Haddam, CT
Students enrolled: 82

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106 River Road
East Haddam, CT 06423

(860) 873-2700
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June 22, 2015
Franklin is a great school, my son has blossomed here and receives excellent support and academic help. I'd recommend this school to any parent looking for a place for their ASD or NVLD child to learn and make friends.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2015
When I attended this school it was obvious that the majority of staff were new college graduates with little to no experience to teach students with ASD. The teachers demonstrated a genuine desire to teach and did give it their best effort with minimal support from administration. A lot of promises but poor on delivery both to staff and families. A positive note were the meals which were above average and accommodated any special dietary needs. The school experience was not what I expected.

- submitted by a student

November 27, 2014
Out of the all of the boarding schools in America, I think that this is one of the better ones to send your kid. It's not perfect, but at the same time, it isn't the worst. This isn't a WWASP facility, and we all know how infamous WWASP is. This school will help your kid boost their social skills, make a lot of new friends, and understand their ASD/NLD. Trust me, it helped me out a lot. This school also allows students so much free time activities, down time, and field trips that they will never get bored at all. As for the academics at this campus, they are satisfactory enough for getting students ready for college. Honestly, the only thing I should address is that the staff, while experienced, should listen the students more often. The students are trying to tell you something. Aside from that, it's one of the better boarding schools for the autism support cause in America.

- submitted by a student

October 08, 2014
This school is terrible. They told me that I was going nowhere in life. They had no experience with ASD. Everytime I had a "moment" they sent me home. They also treated me lesser than the other students. They had no confidence in my abilities. Waste of money and time.

- submitted by a community member

July 17, 2013
This place is a total scam. I was a student here once and lasted only 2 months because my parents were fooled by this place. It seemed too good to be true and then, it was. The staff had little to no experience with true ASD/LD students and they were shocked by their displays of typical behaviors. The schoolwork consisted of totally irrelevant information. There was too little supervision in the dorms so the girls ended up arguing nonstop getting aggressive, even running around naked. They will fool you with a scam at first, but do not fall for it. My parents lost $31,000 on this school!

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2012
Franklin Academy changed my son's life. I would be happy to speak with parents interested in the school. In short, they taught him accountability, and helped him develop strong self-confidence. We were told by other schools that he was not college material. He is now a sophomore in a good college, getting good to excellent grades, and knows where he is going. Many of the students have Aspergers, and since these kids tend to be very bright, the school has to hire teachers who are even brighter. They are a dedicated bunch. Like any school, it only works if the student wants it to work. If there is a shred of desire in your child, Franklin will find it and put it to work.

- submitted by a parent

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Franklin Academy
106 River Road, East Haddam, CT  06423
(860) 873-2700
Last modified Franklin Academy is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Franklin Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top