These kids are being challenged academically without being overwhelmed. Students graduate from here and do really well in high school. It seems like all of them end up on the honor roll at Lowell Catholic, NDA, Central Catholic, Lowell High, etc. Their standardized test scores this year were in the 70th percentile nationally, which is much higher than other Catholic schools around here and higher than the scores of many of the Boston Catholic schools. My son's friends are going to some great schools next year, and many of them received academic scholarships. If strong academics is what you want for your money, then Franco American School is the place for you.
Franco is a great choice for your child's education. This year they purchased a new reading program and it is working out very nicely for students. Children are challenged but also feel cared for and nurtured. Class sizes are small which is another benefit.
This is a wonderful school for smaller children. The Pre-k to grade 2 program is wonderful! It is academically strong but there are very few extra curricular activities for older children outside of a few sports programs. The website lists many sports programs that no longer exist. Outside field trips are minimal for grades 2-5 and often not relevant. Overall it's a decent school but there are better choices for older children.
Love this school for a few reasons...it is very safe and clean! The student bathrooms, floors, classrooms, etc. are all cleaned to the highest of standards. Nutritional lunches are served at a fair price. Staff are careful to make sure that children have time to eat and save playtime for recess. There is a good mix or discipline and creativity that is offered at Franco. The principal and teachers are very approachable and offer extra help to students as needed.
Franco American School is a wonderful private school in Lowell. The teachers are extremely kind and caring, but genuinely challenge the students as well. The community is full of dedicated people that truly have the students best interests at heart!
My child entered the Franco American School in the fourth grade, and is now in the eighth. My experience here has been fantastic. I find that all of the teachers are supportive both academically and socially. When my child was struggling they worked with us as a family to help motivate her to succeed academically. There are not enough words to say what a great place Franco is. I love the close knit community feel and wouldn't change it for the world!
Franco American School provides many wonderful opportunities for its pupils. Not only is the curriculum challenging, but they also offer many different sports, instrumental lessons, and so much more! In addition, overall, Franco American School's standardized testing results are in the 85 percentile. This school has it all!
Franco American School offers a nurturing environment for pre-K through eighth grade. Students feel as though they are not only part of the school community but really part of a big family. The children all form such strong bonds with their classmates. The academics are challenging but the teachers work with all students to make sure every student understands and progresses. The staff is very well educated and experienced and they offer a wide variety of ways of learning. Children learn using SmartBoards, document cameras and many lessons are hands on with manipulatives to help provide a real-life connection.
The Franco American School provides a safe nurturing environment for learning. The teaching and support staff are enthusiastic and the students who take advantage of all that the school has to offer, flourish.